Sunday, February 22, 2009

Liberated!

It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here!


The day after I bought Gwen Marston & Freddy Moran's book, Collaborative Quilting, I broke down and ordered a used copy of Gwen's book Liberated Quiltmaking from an Amazon bookseller. The bookseller I selected was in Maine, and I reasoned the book would arrive quickly.It did. I ordered it on Sunday and yesterday, when I opened my door, the box fell into my apartment. The book was said to be in "Used, very good" condition, and it is actually in excellent condition. (Since you are all going to want to know, I paid $60 + shipping)

Tonya had warned me not to expect the same vibrant color as Collaborative Quilting, but this book more than makes up for it. Gwen describes in detail how to make wonky designs, the little things to think about, like how using a larger triangle to sew to a square for a star allows you more flexibility in the "wonkiness" department. (I always have problems with those.)

I haven't had much time to read, but so far my favorite description is of a "black sheep block," (a block you think is terrible). Gwen writes:
...you don't have to accept it. If your eye is continually drawn to what your mind insists is a serious flaw which will irrevocably damage the overall effect of your quilt, then get rid of that particular block... and make a replacement.

She offers a familiar suggestion... "You can send it to me..."





5 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulations! Sounds like money very well spent. :)

CT said...

Sound investment! Everytime I buy a not so cheap but oh-so-wanted book I rationalize it as investment! I never "SPLURGE". That is for shoes and stuff that is not first necesity... like fabric, books, needles,hooks! Can't wait to see what you whip up from that book!

Clare said...

Congratulations - that's not a bad price at all.

One of my favourite quilts in the book is Play It Again Sam.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

woohoo!!! so glad you got the book - I hope you have loads of fun reading and playing with it.

belinda said...

.....I WANT......