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Sew to Swap: Quilting Projects to Exchange Online and by Mail Paperback – November 8, 2011
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Chrissie Grace is the North Light author of Wild Tiles, Tiles Gone Wild and Sharing Stitches. In addition to honing her skills as an accomplished mosaic artist, Chrissie has recently embarked on licensing and is currently creating des
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The overall organization of the book is small to medium to "gigantic" projects, and Grace leads this all with a beefy introductory section that is 30 pages long. This is a beginner-friendly book in every way. Sprinkled like bright confetti throughout the book are tips and Q&A surveys from 17 different contributors (a couple of whom are guys - yay!). There are several very nicely done hand-drawn illustrations, although actual real-life photographs are also included. I've not yet made any of the projects, but the level of instructive text is quite amazing and lively.
What made me buy this book is the enchanting array of fabric bits on every page. Just now I spotted a tiny elf, some hippos, and bunches of alarmingly garish prints that I could never before picture myself buying, yet I just have to start collecting them all NOW. Even when I look at the predominantly grey 9-patch project on this chilly November day, I start to warm up. It's just not possible to have a down day flipping through this spirited and playful book by Chrissie Grace and her lucky community of contributors.