Exquisitely illustrated, Renae Haddadin’s Fill’er Up Quilting Designs unveils detailed secrets of her award-winning quilting designs, including how to visualize different filler designs and understand their interaction with the quilt’s other elements.
The book’s oversize photos zoom in to capture stitching details; it’s like having a quilt show in your own home.
Beginning with the qualities of thread color and weight and moving into a discussion of motifs and filler design complexity, Renae then discusses the longarm machine and decisions that must be made about stitching order and other pre-quilting plans. You’ll find filler designs, starting with the simple basics and quickly moving into a world of close-up textural designs. Because quilting can be used to simulate designs in nature, natural textures are described and illustrated. You’ll find many illustrations directly from Renae’s quilting on FIESTA MEXICO, the Janome of America Best of Show winner from QuiltWeek® 2013 at Paducah, Kentucky. Lines, curves, grids, feathers, swirls – you’ll find them all, with graphed diagrams.
Finally, Fill’er Up ends with a gallery of many of Renae’s quilts – fronts and backs – to use as a starting point for your own imaginative quilts, or simply to admire.
Fill’er Up is a beautiful pictorial reference for choosing and sewing eye-catching filler stitches.