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Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots Paperback – October 1, 2010
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Kathy Doughty is the owner of the quilt store Material Obsession, located in Australia but renowned worldwide (materialobsession.com.au). Sarah Fielke is the editor and creative director of SEWN, an online quilting community (sewn.net.au).
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I find the patterns to be pretty poorly written compared with other quilt books I own. Usually I can skim the pattern to get a sense of it, but these are clunky, written more in the tone of an amateur than most quilt books I've read. They also are extraordinarily labor intensive in a manner I find surprising considering how much you could do with strip quilting to achieve the same effect (in one case you are told to cut out 968 2.5" squares to create a large number of 36-patch squares--strip quilting and creative mixing and matching to achieve unique overall squares would be far more efficient). I expect I will actually go find other versions of the (widely known) patterns for my instructions and use this only for the overall patterns and inspiration.
Twice when I've read through a pattern, the quilt shown is not the same as what appears in the instructions. For "Playground Days," you are instructed that to make the corner designs shown in the photograph, you have to go out and get the "Sunburst Kit from Marti Mitchell." I found it online and it is $13, which is annoying after how much I spent for this book; also, I expect to use my quilt books for the rest of my life (I've already been quilting 20 years) and how can I expect someone else's kit to be available 20 years from now?Read more ›
There are quilts to suit all skill levels, so you could buy it as a new quilter and work your way through to the end picking up new skills and techniques as you go.
The basics section is clear and full of detailed photos, the paper templates are well laid out. It's my favourite quilt book of all time. I can't recommend it enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very cool book. Shows how to make traditional quilts with very different kinds of fabric. A new exciting way to quilt. Love the big stitch quilting.Published 7 months ago by Ann Birkner
As another reviewer wrote, it's hard to understand only one quilt I would want to makePublished 15 months ago by bodgie
I bought this book specifically for one pattern, but was pleasantly surprised to find that there were many patterns in the book that I like a lot and that will be added to my list... Read morePublished 16 months ago by MusingCrow
A wonderful book. Many of the projects are appealing, and I hope to get started on one before long.Published 22 months ago by zalgal
This book was shipped fast and well packaged so it reached me quickly, safely and in great condition! Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Jenny Swanson
GREAT ISLLUSTRATIONS FOR INSPIRATION. THE FABRICS SHOWN REMIND YOU WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR CLOSET!!!!
MANCY PATTERNS TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY.
Lovely quilts and great information How to use lots of modern fabrics with a traditional feel to the quilts Just as good as the first bookPublished on May 5, 2013 by Ann Murray