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for the very experienced only
on 15 August 2010
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.