Quilt-opedia by Laura Jane Taylor Book Review
This book equally covers quilting techniques and projects. Split into six chapters each chapter is broken down into bite size chunks on the contents page. This is great for quick reference (as is the index).
I am completely new to quilting, I love the fact you can sit down and read the book cover to cover or dip in and out . The Techniques and Further Skills sections are invaluable, for instance covering machine quilting, hand quilting and quilting as you go.
The book takes you step by step through quilting, teaching a variety of techniques.
The 27 projects are summed you with double page spread “Project Selector”, laid out in simple, intermediate and advanced. The projects vary greatly from full size quilts to table runners, bags and cushions. There should be a project that appeals, due to the breadth of projects and the fact you can pick according to your skill level.
Each project is illustrated with colour diagrams or with well-lit detailed photographs – I don’t know about you but black and white photographs/illustrations put me off a book, colour is a winner.
In the past I have borrowed quilting books from the library but never been enticed to add them to my collection of books, I am delighted to own Quiltopedia. I envisage referring back to this book each time I attempt a quilting project, and am likely to try one or two of the projects.