Sunday, January 17, 2010


I think this book is the "Piece de Resistance" of all Judith Baker Montano's books.
It is absolutely wonderful even as a picture or coffee table book. It covers getting started in crazy quilting, a collage journey, photography, silk dyeing, landscapes and seascapes plus a whole underwater section that is wonderful.
At the end of the book she has patterns for the items she talks about and a nice stitch directory with instructions. I would say for a serious crazy quilter this is a must have. For a beginner maybe some of her beginning books would be the way to go. Actually even without cq anyone interested in doing landscapes would love this book also.

This is the back cover where she gives you a taste of one of her landscapes, one of her underwater seascapes and one of her houses she draws (with instructions) paints and then embellishes. Enough work here to last a couple of years.

I would definitely give this a 4 star for content, photography and ideas. It has a beautiful hard cover and is a binder type book that will stay open for you as you work. I must admit that I have every book she has ever published and do refer to them frequently. Thank you Judith for this gorgeous book.


Ruby said...

Freda, that's the one I don't have yet! I'm no where near that level so it can wait a while. :) I was able to take a class from JM April 09. A grand experience, just not enough time. LOL Enjoy your book.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh...I didn't know she had a new one out! It's going on my wish list for sure. I think I have every other one she's done. Thanks for the review!