Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Best MQ book so far, and Split 9-Patch

This is the last book I'll ever need to keep improving on my Machine Quilting on a DSM. The author, Judy Woodworth, is a member of our Guild and makes the most amazing quilts, and then long-arm quilts them with astonishing perfection. Every winners list on MAJOR Quilt Shows include her name among the winners, frequently with her friend Mary Sue Suit, also an author and another member of our Guild. Aren't we lucky? What I like best about this book is the detailed, brilliant photos of her amazing, heavily-quilted backgrounds. This book is for quilters who use either a DSM or a long arm.
I've shown many of my quilt books on this blog, and every one of them has something to offer. I AM a glutton for books - love them all - but even if a quilter gets only one idea from each book, that's good enough. The best thing I get from books is ENERGY and INSPIRATION!

Below is a likely arrangement of my recent Split 9-Patch, "Which Way?" I LIKE how it jumbles my eye, confuses where to look - I like it this way. This photo could use a white border to help set it off. I WANT it to be confusing, wondering which way it goes, which side is up, etc.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Ooh my, I would go crazy trying to keep the blocks in the right place, but I do love the way the Split 9-Patch is looking. I think a border would give the eye a place to rest and would complement the design.

Jeanne said...

Great quilt top, Elaine!

Lynn said...

I like your setting too. Those red triangles are great.

Will be looking for Judy's book as I am a glutton for books too!

LC said...

Oh, nice top. It is interesting and you have done a great job. I've not seen that book. Maybe I'll look for it in January when we are in the USA.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

That looks like a book I am going to have to get. I also am a glutton for books and if it keeps me inspired or entertained even for a little bit it is worth it. The split 9 patch is really eyecatching whichever way you lay it out.

Mama Koch said...

Love the 9-patch. Makes you turn your head side-ways.
I need the book...I have a new toy **SMILE**!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Yes! That layout is great! I will add this new book to my list. I am going to try to get some of these when I have 50% off coupons at JoAnn's! Woo Hoo!

Becky said...

Hey, Leave the layout - break out of the box!!!. I have been admiring it and how you used the near whites with the reds, so they really stand out., and the dark black looks like rick rack zigzags. It is way cool!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Elaine. I love red and that's what I'd put for a border. Dianne in BC

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I like that 9 patch quilt! Pretty cool!

SubeeSews said...

WOW! Beautiful quilt. My grand daughters would be fighting over it and I would have to make three!
XOXOXO Subee

Quilting4U said...

WOW! I love it! Oh and thanks for posting about Judy's book, I need to order it, I meant to ,you helped me remember!

Anonymous said...

Elaine--Ron and I make the homemade laundry soap, too. He has so many allergies to perfumes and things that this soap is best for us. I think it gets the clothes cleaner AND we don't have to throw away or recycle so many plastic bottles. I really love your blog and read it at least once a month--probably for the last 3 yrs. Carolyn (keep smiling)