Weekly Reading, Machine Quilting Blog Hop

Weekly Reading: The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting by Angela Walters and Christa Watson

Christa (L), Me (center), and Angela (R) at QuiltCon

Christa (L), Me (center), and Angela (R) at QuiltCon

Hello Friends!

Can we all just agree that Daylight Savings Time is the pits? Okay, cool. On the upside, the kids are still healthy, and the sewing room is a busy, happy place!

In fact, today's blog is less about a book review and more of an invitation. While I was at QuiltCon, I was so excited to meet Christa Watson (who I've known online for a little while) and Angela Walters. I have a lot to learn about quilting my quilts, and their book is going to help me grow.

Then, as if having an autographed copy of a book by two women I admire wasn't enough, another friend of mine, Kristin, began putting together a blog hop to work through the book and demonstrate what an incredible resource it is for quilters of all skill levels. 

Table of Contents of The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

Table of Contents of The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

Beginning May 1st, we are going to have the #MachineQuiltingBlogHop. Four of us-- Kristin, Vicki, Jen, and myself-- are going to blog every Monday. Each week, our blogs will cover a different chapter/quilt from the book. I'll be quilting on practice swatches, blocks, various quilts, etc. I am very new to machine quilting, especially free motion quilting, and my friends have more experience. All are welcome to join in and quilt along with us!

So, order a copy of the book, look it over, get some practice pieces ready, and count down to May 1st. Each of the four of us bloggers will link to the other three, so you'll get four different perspectives on each chapter. And, you can share your quilting with us, too, via the hashtag-- #MachineQuiltingBlogHop! Huzzah!

I couldn't resist starting to practice a little on the #OperationSmiley Quilts. I keep reminding myself what Angela says: "Practice makes progress." Only through spending time machine quilting will my lines become smoother and more accurate. 

I couldn't resist starting to practice a little on the #OperationSmiley Quilts. I keep reminding myself what Angela says: "Practice makes progress." Only through spending time machine quilting will my lines become smoother and more accurate. 

Speaking of social media, I'd love to see you over on Instagram @stringandstory. I'm continuing to make videos for #IGQuiltFest, and later today I'll be sharing my first zipper ever!

Happy Making,

HollyAnne

 

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