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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book Review - Crazy Quilting by Allison Aller

It's very difficult for me to post an unbiased review of Allie's new Crazy Quilting book.  I've known Allison Aller online for many years now and have always been in awe of her CQ work.  Allison has this fearless use of color which has always intrigued me.  That fearless use of color is the basis for her beautiful and unique Crazy Quilt compositions.

Crazy Quilting by Allie Aller is a modern twist on the Victorian art of Crazy Quilt embroidery.  Yes, you can see the usual abstract crazy quilt piecing beneath the contemporary techniques and embellishments.  However, Allie's unmistakable style shines through like a breath of fresh air!  Her skills in sane quilting have given her the gift of color and composition.  Her love of flowers and nature inspire embellishment techniques never seen before and her finishing is absolutely exquisite!

Covering every aspect of the crazy quilt process, you'll find sources for crazy quilt supplies, including inexpensive ways of stash building, several techniques for piecing crazy quilt blocks, embroidery stitches and unique embellishments, as well as projects with clear, step by step directions and so much eye candy you won't be able to put this book down and get any of your own crazy quilt projects under way!  Allie also includes the directions for her famous "false back" finishing.

One of the most beautiful books on crazy quilting in my collection and sure to be a treasure your crazy quilt library as well!  If you love the beautiful art of crazy quilting, if you're looking for the most up to date, modern techniques or if you're just into gorgeous embroidery or textile art, I highly recommend this lovely book by my dear friend, Allison Aller.


Anonymous said...

I think I might HAVE to add this book to my collection.I keep seeing reviews of it, and it sounds good.Thanks for the Review.

ARLENE said...

I absolutely agree with you. I can't wait for Allie's next book, lol. I've spent way more on books and magazines that didn't have anything new to offer. This book is incredible.

She Uses Her Words said...

You wrote an excellent review! I already have it on order and can't wait to receive it!

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

It sounds like a wonderful book. What a great review. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs, Kim

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hear, hear! I SO agree that Allie's book is a must have...and this comes from a definite collector of books about crazy quilting.

wendy said...

Thanks for the review! It looks like I'll be adding a new book to my collection!!! Wendy

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