CS: Are there any beginner projects that you’d recommend from your latest book, Alabama Studio Style, for crafters who might want to dive into a handmade project for the first time?
NC: I think the biggest factor to consider when beginning a project is the amount of time you want to invest; if you are a person with a limited attention span, an elaborate quilt may not be the best place to start. The stitching techniques, themselves, are often (but not always) very similar. It's the amount of detail and depth that vary so greatly. Personally, I love the pillows. They present a great canvas for play.