If you haven't seen this book, you need to get your hands on a copy. It is the most original, innovative and bright and fresh, modern improv quilt book I've seen. The quilts are uniquely and distinctively Lu's style. You'd think this kind of thing would be easy to do but I tried it once and what I made was rubbish and looked nothing like as stunning as the quilt in the picture below for example. With the help of this book, I'd do better next time, I'm sure of it.
Lu had this idea which her publishers loved which was to have all these little diagrams with arrows roaming around the page taking you from step to step - she said that's the way it works in her mind and she wanted to see it like that one the page.
For each project, there is one of these windows, "Make Me Key" which guides you on what you're concentrating on and featuring in that project - I don't know about you but my brain is wired for symmetry and traditional quilt patterns and I love that Lu shares her design process to help us to design like her.
And a positive bonus for this book is the incredible photography and unique quilt designs, photographed against the background of the farm where Lu lives. Where most quilt books follow the same basic layout and premise, Lu's is unique, creative, quirky and a lot of fun for anyone who wants to try some real improv piecing.
Of course I have a copy to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, leave a comment and, because I like to have a bit of a laugh - your comment can be anything at all as long as it has the word "Lu" in it. So you might comment: "I'd love to win such a LUcidly written book" or "I hope I get through the LUpehole and win this book". Anyway, I'm sure you will come up with much funnier stuff than that but don't stress - Mr Random will pick the winner a week from now so your comment doesn't need to make me laugh to win.