Friday, 28 August 2015

A New Favourite

Looking for a good quilty read? Try The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I won it in a giveaway from The Quilting Edge (thanks Marianne!) about a month ago. I've read it from cover to cover. Every single word.

I love how Sherri Lynn organized the book with 'scores' rather than patterns. The scores fully embrace the spirit of improv quilting, giving you enough guidance without being too prescriptive. Genius!

I'm not a novice when it comes to improv and I've read a number of books on improv quilting, but I still learned so much from this one. Especially how to fix issues or problems, which I think is the most challenging part. If you are interested in improv quilting, this is the book to get.

And no, no one asked me to review the book and this isn't a sponsored post -- I just really like the book. I'm knee-deep in other projects right now, but there will be projects from this book in the future. Oh yes, there will be projects...

Have a great weekend!


  1. I just got this book this week. Just don't know where to start. I like the petal one, but it looks like it's the more complicated.... I never have done any improv quilting, except improv color choice and improv FMQ. My guild will have a workshop next winter with Cinzia, on improv quilting. I'll might wait until that moment (this will give me time to finish some UFO's) before starting one project inspired by the book. But you are right, the "how to fix" section of the book is really usefull and really well done. I'm looking forward to see what you'll make out of it.

  2. I got this book, too. There are a few things I have to finish before, because I have challenged myself mastering these things, like tiny QST and various angles, and then I'm up to the challenges this book is offering. It is a great read indeed and every time I have it in my hands, my fingers are itching to start off right now. I look forward to seeing what you make of it!

  3. I just got this book from the library and I am really learning a lot. Most of the quilting books I get from the library go back pretty quick but I will actually read this one. I love the way it is organized too

  4. I agree with you. I too especially liked her problem solving section. Haven't applied any of it yet, but the time is coming.


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