Have you ever wanted to quilt an orange peel motif but wondered how you would do it without starting, stopping, and needing to bury lots of threads? That is just one of connections that Making Connections, a new free motion quilting book by Dorie Hruska, makes!
I was immediately drawn into Dorie’s writing style and teaching method because she encourages us to practice by drawing out motifs. (If you’ve been around my blog for very long, I hope you’ll know how powerful I think it can be to practice drawing quilting motifs.) Her clear instructions quickly build upon each other and showcase fun ways to keep free motion quilting flowing and connected across quilt tops.
I decided that I really needed to give one of her quilting motifs a try, so I quickly pieced a 16×40 table runner using 4-inch finished (4 1/2-inch unfinished) squares cut from my low volume stash. It was quick piecing, and needless to say… I had a lot of fun quilting it!
I love how the quilting flowed together. The only time I needed to stop and tie off any threads was when I ran out of bobbin thread about 70% through quilting the top!
The techniques in Making Connections apply equally to domestic machines or a long arm (though I quilted my table runner on my domestic Juki), making this a very versatile book for any quilter.
So how do you get your hands on Making Connections? Fortunately, there’s several ways!
- Enter for a chance to win, here and on all of the other participating blogs (see below),
- Purchase a copy through everyone’s favorite, Amazon,
- Purchase a copy through C+T publishing (affiliate link),
- Purchase a signed copy from Dorie herself, at Forever Quilting.
Making Connections Blog Hop Schedule
Friday September 1st
C&T Publishing Blog: http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Now for your chance to win! This contest runs today thru September 15 via the Rafflecopter contest below. This contest is open to all. C&T Publishing will send a hard copy of the book to domestic winners and an electronic copy to winners outside of the US. No purchase necessary to enter and win.
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