Wondering how to quilt that newly finished project? Wonder no longer. Lynda has the answer Suitable for both machine and hand quilting, this compendium of quilting motifs provides designs for filling the spaces in your blocks, borders, and backgrounds. Dozens and dozens of delightful designs, from whimsical to elegant, from gracefully curved to geometric, can be adapted to whatever style of quilt you have. Lynda is a longtime quilter and designer for AQS. One after another of delightful designs are suitable for both hand and machine quilting. Lynda Smith has designed more than 50 books for the American Quilter s Society over the past eight years. A lifelong Paducah resident and enthusiastic quilter, her charming designs will have you confidently choosing the perfect motifs for all your quilting projects.
...You can either take your inspiration from the designs and free quilt your own interpretations of the ones you see. Take them apart, combine them, enlarge, reduce to fit your quilts. I think it wouldn't be very hard at all to use with a longarm to make up your own combinations to follow with your laser light as well. I was looking for more unique filling ideas and this book meets my needs. -Bridget Forestcats
Add fresh ideas to your repertoire of machine quilting patterns - 07/07/2009
Reviewer: The Quilter Magazine from USA
Inspired by real-world objects, such as stained glass windows, fireworks, and door hinges, Lynda Smith offers quilters truly inventive, unusual machine quilting designs. The patterns are appropriate for both machine and hand quilting and provide a new vision for those who would like to break from a traditional mold. The book is laid out in a user-friendly format and provides large block-sized patterns, as well as continuous border motifs in the same style. Some design ideas continue for pages, offering a theme and variations, so users can adapt the same basic pattern to a variety of applications. Lynda's designs offer a modernist aesthetic to quilting layout, while remaining true to traditional style considerations. It is a perfect book for quilters who want to add some fresh ideas to their repertoire of machine quilting patterns. The Quilter Magazine, September 2009, page 103.
A popular choice! - 04/16/2009
Reviewer: James A. Cox from Oregon, WI, USA
"Quilt This! Practical Patterns for Everyday Quilting" offers a collection of quilting motifs suitable for both machine and hand quilting. Over 80 designs offer whimsical to elegant quilting options in a pattern book elongated for easy full-page pattern keys. Libraries catering to quilters will find it a popular choice. The Midwest Book Review, The Bookwatch: April 2009
This title has quilting patterns to suit every situation - 03/28/2009
Reviewer: BellaOnline - Connie Krochmal from USA
With over 80 designs in all, Lynda Smith has used garden and plant themed patterns in nearly half of the patterns in "Quilt This! Practical Patterns for Everyday Quilting." Choices include everything from classical and elegant motifs to repeating geometrical themes and whimsical patterns for children. These quilting patterns are suitable for filling quilting blocks, backgrounds, and quilt borders. They can be done by hand or machine. This also has basic instructions for using the patterns. This title features full size patterns along with sample layouts and color photos of the complete quilt showing the quilted design.