The Fabric Maverick says..." A Laurel Burch Christmas " book is a winner!
November 18, 2008
Well, boys and girls, it is book review time! I like books! I love to look at the pictures, I love to study the instructions and I love to read the anecdotes the author usually includes with the project. If I am really lucky, the author may have included a recipe. Why do quilters love recipes? I don't know. Do you?
A Laurel Burch Christmas is fast becoming a collector's item with the passing of this designer icon. No one has ever duplicated her style. I am sure someone has tried and failed. What do I love about this book? For me, a book must have a timeless quality. In other words, it should not be tied to using a certain collection of fabrics. Laurel Burch does feature her fabric collection "Bountiful Blessings", but you could easily make the projects from different fabrics. Another important feature is the instructions. Instructions should be detailed and clear. I do not like to read instructions a hundred times. These instructions are quite clear. There should be projects from quick and easy to intermediate. Like most Americans, I like instant gratification. These projects range from easy ornaments to more detailed projects such as a Surprise-a-Day Christmas calendar. Even Fido has a special Christmas bandana. No one is left out in this book. None of the projects are beyond a beginners reach. The materials required range from felt to tissue lame. This book is all about embellishment. Don't want to sew, there are even paint projects!
Whether you have a little time or a lot of time, you will find a project that suits you. This is a book that you will use year after year. Get ready to sew! Add your own personal touch to this Christmas!
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