6/1/11

Book Review: Quilt Savvy--Simple Thread Painting


While I haven't tried the techniques in this book yet, it appears to be an easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide to thread-painting techniques that is simple enough for a beginner (like me) to understand.  I like that the book is small and narrow, and it has a spiral binding so that it will lie flat in the small area next to my sewing machine. 

Nancy Prince offers ideas to inspire, suggestions for equipment to make the job easier, and a guide to threads, needles, and stabilizers.  She discusses stitches and methods and includes five projects at the end to get the reader started.  I especially liked her "Four Bs" of thread painting:  Blink [your eyes], Breathe [always a good idea], Break [to stretch muscles and rest], and Banana Split [clearly, a woman after my own heart!]. 

I still have two more books coming on this topic, but I think I'm getting ready to take the next step on my barn quilt.  This book has given me some ideas to get me started, especially on the grass and the sky.

Oh yes, and a few of you have wished me well with my tooth extraction.  I'm happy to report that it was pretty much a non-event.  The whole thing was over in less than five minutes.  My mouth is still partially numb, but I'm comfortable, if a little sleepy from the pain meds I took.  A nap is sounding good right now.

2 comments from clever and witty friends:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I saw some of Nancy's work at a quilt show in Orlando FL a couple of years ago. She had a booth with some beautiful thread painted pictures.

Snoodles said...

I really like the author's Four B's! Can't wait to see what you do on your barn quilt. Hope you got your nap - glad the extraction went OK!
Jacque in SC
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