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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2009
I hesitated before buying this book without looking inside, could it be as good as the first I wondered, or would it be too similar? Don't worry, it's brilliant! It's really quite different from the first book, all very original and beautiful to read over a longer period of time. Although the presentation follows the first book the quilts lie before you like an exhibition, you really need to move around a bit more slowly and look at each one individually, there's lots to take in. Maybe the quilts are less easy to try for yourself than those in the first book, you'll be unable to match the authors' fabrics but for taking some careful steps on your own, away from kits and exact copies, these really are outstanding projects, both to look at and to set your mind racing!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2010
I was pleasantly surprised. This publication is every bit as good as their previous publication. I liked the fact that they also tried using different techniques including foundation - a particular favourite of mine. It felt more like a joint venture rather than one doing one quilt and then the other one taking a turn. I lent this book to a friend who is a more experienced quilter than me and she also really liked it. The patterns which are in wallet in the back are very clear and easy to use. All I need now is the time to start one. I found it pleasing that they did not necessarily advocate going out and buying loads of material to start a project especially at the moment when we are all trying to spend less. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2009
I pre ordered this book and wasn't disapointed when it arrived. I'm newish to quilting and would have found the projects ambisous at first but the instructions are clear, photos beautiful and like no other quilting book I have bought.
I think worth every penny!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2010
Although I loved the photos and the finished products, as a beginner, I think Material Obsession (one) was a better buy for me at this stage. I do like how they tell you which fabrics they have used - which are nearly always Kaffe Fassett.

After having made a quilt from this book, I can confidently advise that this is very suitable for beginners as well - just follow the clearly laid out instructions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Having fallen in love with their first book which I review recently (Material Obsession) I did wonder whether the second book could live up to it. I have to say I wasn't disappointed, this book is just as good as the previous, packed full of stunning quilts and detailed instructions.

As with the previous book each project is accompanied by stunning photographs, materials and equipment needed, step by step instructions and colourful diagrams to help guide you as well as details of the inspiration behind each quilt. There is also a pattern sheet at the back of the book and a great quilting basics section.

The way in which this book differs from the previous one is that that quilts are in pairs, on by Kathy and one by Sarah. They have chosen a fabric or technique and then each interpreted it in their own way, plus they have made one final quilt together - making 21 quilts in total in the book. This book is a great follow up from the first book.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2010
This book is beautiful from the front cover onwards.
The quilt designs and photography are stunning and the projects - and authors - an inspiration.
I'm very new to quilting so some of the designs are beyond my skill at the moment, but just looking through generated lots of ideas and excitement.
Go and buy it - even it you just want a lovely looking book to sit on your coffee table!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2011
I bought this book and Material Obsession 1 together. I was very pleased with both purchases. Although I am a beginner at quilting, both books gave me excellent ideas for my own projects. There are quilts for all levels, but what I got from this the most was the arrangement and useage of colour from your fabric. Definitely worth getting if you are in need of inspiration!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 April 2013
I bought this book having made some of the quilts in material obession 1 book. But the quality of this book is nothing like the first book. Firstly, I am on my third book from the suppliers, the first two having fallen apart, coming away from the cover binding. Second, there are acknowledged printing errors in the cutting instructions of some of the quilts which means that the quilts will not work. Lastly, some of the quilts need applique shapes to be cut out from an included design sheet. These shapes cannot be photocopied because they have been printed in light coloured inks. This book smacks of a book having been thrown together with poor attention to quality control.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2014
I bought this book in May 2011, for the pattern Brighton Rock. I purchased the fabric at the same time, but have only recently got around to making the quilt. Cutting instructions for some pieces are inaccurate, and the fabric requirements are excessive. Having finished the quilt top, I have enough fabric over to make another quilt!!!!!
The authors do cover themselves by stating you should cut for one block first, to check the measurements, and I am very glad I did.
I love the quilt, but would hesitate to make any more from this book, without very carefully checking each pattern out. Certainly not one for a beginner.
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