Last week, I treated myself to Adding Layers: Color, Design & Imagination by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession. The book is published by C&T Publishing under their Stash Books imprint.Tearing out the kitchen warranted a special sort of treat–one with color and lots of pizazz. Kathy’s book was the perfect indulgence after that hard work.
Before I say anything about the book itself, I should probably tell you that I have lurked around Kathy’s blog for years. I love the exciting things she does with fabrics. All those unexpected pairings of prints, the bold colors juxtaposed with less riotous ones…what a visual feast. Her shop seems to be bubbling over with a constant flow of creativity. You can almost hear the happy chatter and the laughter in her posts.
As I turned the pages in her book Adding Layers, I kept nodding in agreement. There are fifteen quilt patterns in this book, but if you take Kathy’s message to heart, the possibilities are endless. She tells you about her choices for fabric, batting, quilting, etc. She also discusses tools in depth. Best of all, her attitude is one of encouragement and gentle nudges to expand your quilting repertoire.
Now I’m in the mood for some “just for fun” sewing. Unfortunately, that will have to wait for a little while. I have one sample quilt to bind, two others to baste, quilt and bind, and then four life style projects to sew. All this month and all while in the midst of this:Fortunately, I have this little set up in the corner. At least until we’re ready to get the flooring down.A girl’s gotta have her priorities straight, after all.