|All photos courtesy of Martingale/That Patchwork Place.|
The book includes 12 complete projects that provide not only beautiful projects themselves, but great ideas for some very do-able quilting ideas that you can do on your own domestic machine.
I really appreciated all of the info Christa shares about batting types and thread. Hints for successful basting (often another challenge altogether) as well as some really beautiful designs.
I love this scrappy project called Facets. The best part - she's even doing a quilt-along on this pattern as we speak!
So I was happily inspired to drag out a project I had been procrastinating on and give some of her tips a try. I pulled out my completed top for Cavanaugh Crossroads and decided to give the serpentine stitch on my machine a go for some nice, overall texture.
And success! Super happy with it. The quilt measures 54" x 54" and took me about 7 hours (split into two days.)
The best news yet is that Christa has another book coming out later this Spring with Angela Waters that I can't wait for - The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting....to be continued! Christa is super involved with the Modern Quilt Guild and you can also find her on Instagram @christaquilts .
And guess what? You can find me there too! @tonyaalexanderquilts.
Happy stash quilting,