Christina's blog tour for her new book First Steps To Free Motion Quilting. When I teach FMQ classes, I refer to Christina's blog as a resource. Now I'm thrilled to be able to recommend a full book written by her on the subject! This isn't just a book for beginners, though. No matter how long you have been free motion quilting, there is always more to learn. I personally love the reassurance that she gives that it doesn't have to be perfect! I can always, always use that reminder.
In this book Christina covers the necessities, the basics, tips and techniques, LOTS of quilting designs (about 23 pages, with multiple designs per page) and 24 fun projects to quilt up. There is also a comprehensive section on troubleshooting. It's nice to have a list to run through when you are ready to throw in the towel or pull out your hair. :)
The strip quilt pictured above is one of the projects in the book and I have added it to my to-do list. Each strip is quilted in a different design. SO many fun possibilities and such a great way to try/practice new designs.
I also wanted to challenge myself a little bit, so I picked out this design from the book and gave it a shot.
9/25: Allison Rosen at Stash Books Blog
9/26: Jessica Alexandrakis at Life Under Quilts
9/27: Monica Solorio-Snow at Happy Zombie
9/28: Susan Beal at West Coast Crafty
9/29: Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Studio
9/30: Angela Walters at Quilting is my Therapy
10/1: Amanda Jean Nyberg at Crazy Mom Quilts
10/2: Megan Dye at Megs Monkey Beans
10/3: Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Victoria Findlay Wolfe
10/4: Katie Pedersen at Sew Katie Did
10/5: Christina Cameli at A Few
If you would like to win a copy of the book, compliments of Stash Books, please leave a comment on this post. In your comment I'd love to hear your thoughts on FMQ. Do you love it? Hate it? Have you made great strides in this area? Please, only one comment per person. A US winner will have the choice of either an e-book or a hard copy. An international winner will receive an e-book. I will pick a name randomly on Friday, October 4th.
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I would love to learn FMQ. This book
would be very helpful for me!
I've taken a FMQ class recently. I like like what I've done so far and look forward to improving my skill. -- soparkave
I really want to learn how to FMQ. I've looked at a couple of uTube videos on it, but haven't taken the step to actually try it.
This looks like a book I need right now. Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks for your inspiration as always.
I am challenged I must admit! I am hoping this book might help! I have the other tools now I just need the great book!
I MUST start FMQ. I dread it. I'm scared of it. I took a 3 hour class and left rather rattled. And intimidated. I decided I just need to sit all by myself with my machine and work at it. But still ... I avoid it. Perhaps this book would give me courage.
I really want to learn how to FMQ! This book is gorgeous!
Just what I'm needing to help quilt my own tops.
I've had a terrible time with fmq, I won't lie. But I recently, after having my used machine for a year, found that my needle post hss been crooked! I haven't tried fmq since I adjusted it, but I've already noticed that even simple curves are really easy now, so I'm hopeful. An e-book would be fine with me, this just looks like a really refreshing way to learn fmq!
I love to fmq, but it always takes me a while to get my groove back when I start to quilt a new quilt. I think if I kept my hand in it with smaller projects, things would go more smoothly
I really like the look of FMQ, but I haven't yet gotten the feel of it. I did buy a small pack of batting and one day soon, I will spend a weekend afternoon giving it another go.
FMQ is so intimidating and the results so visible when you mess up. My desire to quilt is bigger than my skill. Concept of this book is really simple and nice, to practice on small pieces first, before attempting the big large expensive quilt.
I am taking a FMQ class tomorrow in Madison WI!
I want to like FMQ but, so far, not so much!
I have no dared to venture into the world of FMQ yet - but I'd love to! This book would be a good kick to start!
I am finishing the binding on my first quilt, and starting the top for a second. I would love this book to learn more FMQ techniques and patterns. Your blog inspired me to quilt!
I have quilted projects like potholders, notebook covers, etc., but have only been brave enough to stipple quilt one full size quilt. I would love to this book. It looks like just the help I need to gain confidence. Thank you.
I was so frightenend of trying FMQ that I used to only 'tie' quilts, but then I decided to have a go and I haven't looked back, so far I've used stippling, looping and roses - I love them all.
Best of all I love the way it makes a quilt feel.
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