Savor Each Stitch
Lucky Spool Media, LLC; $27.95
I had been looking forward to this book and was thrilled when my copy arrived. For those of you who do not know Carolyn Friedlander, the talented pattern and fabric designer, you will once you have read just a bit of the book. Her voice comes through very clearly in this thoughtful book. Trained as an architect, Carolyn found that quilt making satisfied needs that architecture did not, specifically color and working with her hands. She explores six elements of quilt making — line, contrast, scale, emphasis, color, volume, and texture — with the goal that you will think differently about design and challenge yourself. A variety of eight projects allows you to explore the design elements. While this is recommended for confident beginners, I think more experienced quilters will enjoy the opportunity to be more present in their design process. An added plus is the lovely photography, which showcases Lake Wales, Fla., where Carolyn was raised on a cattle and citrus ranch.
Look for the book at your favorite quilt or book retailer. Here’s a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.