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Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots [With Pattern(s)]
Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots [With Pattern(s)]
by Kathy Doughty
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.34

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for drooling over, 27 Dec 2010
This book is an expensive indulgence - you'll look at the projects, decide they are not for you, then wonder why on earth you bought it in the first place. You'll never be able to make the quilts in this book in a million years unless you are not only very experienced but also technically brilliant at quilting. So don't bother wasting your money unless all you want is a book of photos of quilts.
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Material Obsession Two
Material Obsession Two
by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke
Edition: Paperback

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for the very experienced only, 15 Aug 2010
This review is from: Material Obsession Two (Paperback)
I bought this on the back of the great reviews and because Material Obsessions (1) is one of my favourite books. Kathy and Sarah have 21 projects in this book which are graded according to difficulty (1 = easiest, 4 = hardest). Only 2 are graded as straightforward piecing (grade 1), 8 are graded as having inset seams, intermediate piecing or hand-applique (grade 2), 9 as containing advanced piecing or applique techniques (grade 3) and the rest have complex piecing and or/combination of more complex techniques (grade 4). Many of the projects use complex techniques like sewing diamonds, triangles and machine hexagons. Also unlike Material Obesssions (1) where many of the quilt projects have a page devoted to a drawn picture of the quilt construction, this book has no such drawings. My feeling is that this book is intended mostly for the experienced patchworker and it is a shame that this is not made clear. So yes, like the other reviewers, there is no doubt that you will love the excellent photos of the beautfiful quilt projects in this book but unless you already have considerable skills in sewing patchwork tops with triangles, diamonds, machine hexagons and tricky thin curved applique, this will be a book to drool over, nothing more.

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