by Sue Nickels
If facing a blank quilt sends you running for the security of a boring allover quilting pattern, this book will cure you. Sue comprehensively addresses supplies for designing, marking, basting, and free-motion quilting. Then she covers designing and quilting several types of feathers: Simple feathers, feathers to fit border, feathers with curved spines, motif-style feathers, feathers for wholecloth. After discussing fillers such as stippling, she describes how to machine quilt on a home machine and concludes with practice exercises and 9 projects to build skills and experience.