In Modern Quilts Block by Block readers will find 12 quilt projects using just one or two repeating block designs. Find basic blocks along with some new designs in these striking modern quilts. Traditional blocks get a modern update with the use of color and design. Both the beginner and novice will enjoy quilting up these quilt patterns.
"The new kids on the block! Today's most talented modern quilters put a fresh and fun spin on 99 traditional block designs. Chock full of step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs and helpful hints, this collection of inspiring projects makes it easyfor any sewer-no matter what level of expertise-to quilt in a modern style with impressive results"--
Sewists of all skill levels can easily create quilts of various sizes from just one block with this step-by-step guide. Back to square one. Here are 22 exciting quilts, and all you need is one simple block pattern to make each one! From throws and wall hangings to queen-sized blankets, sewists of all skill levels will be inspired to create something new by manipulating this one simple block pattern with interesting fabrics, unusual shapes, and expressive lines. Expert quilters provide clear step-by-step instructions and a quiltmaking overview to help you from start to finish. • One-block quilts are beginner-friendly, with fast, easy piecing and endless design options by changing up fabric choices • Great value: 22 quilts in 3 sizes each - baby, wall, and queen - 66 quilt possibilities in all! • Graphic designs are perfect for use in home décor Praise for Modern One-Block Quilts “All you need is one simple block pattern to make 22 exciting projects. The manipulation of this one pattern is easy and beginner-friendly because of fast easy piecing. Interesting fabrics, unusual shapes and expressive lines make the difference. Clear step-by-step instructions and an overview will help you create throws, wall hangings and queen-sized quilts from start to finish.” —Quilter’s Digest
The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects
Author: Alissa Haight Carlton
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The quilting bee gets a modern makeover • From the creators of popular blog, blockpartyquilting.com • Let go of “the rules” with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects • The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding • Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters It's hip to be square! In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long "virtual" quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own signature style. Best of all, with this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy collaborating with other fabric lovers around the world.
Create a sampler quilt as unique as you are! Tula Pink gives you an inspiring quilt block collection with Tula Pink's City Sampler. Make a beautiful, modern quilt of your own design with the 100 original quilt blocks or try one of the 5 city-themed sampler quilts designed by Tula. A note from Tula: "You will notice...that the blocks are not named but simply numbered. This is intentional. I may have designed the blocks and given you the instructions on what to cut and where to stitch, but I have not infused the blocks with any meaning. This is your quilt. The fabrics that you choose, the colors that you use and why you are making it are what will give the quilt a purpose. Name your blocks, write in the margins, cross out the ones that you don't like, draw hearts around the ones that you love. In a perfect world, everyone's book would end up looking like a journal, coffee stains and all. The more adventurous ones might rename the book and write their own introduction. Tula Pink's City Sampler is a collaboration between you and me. I am the platform and you are the speaker, so stand on my shoulders and tell the future who you are and why you make."
Discover the freedom and excitement of improv-style quilting with innovative designer, Lucie Summers. Lucie takes traditional quilt blocks, like Shoofly and Snowball, as gives them the improv treatment with her trademark piecing techniques making this a block book with a difference. Lucie demonstrates that instead of stressing about your points you can loosen up and adopt a more relaxed, intuitive approach for truly stunning results. There are instructions for how to create an improv version of 12 different quilt blocks, as well as step-by-step instructions for how to use these blocks to create striking, one-off quilts with a difference. The projects play with the idea of a sampler quilt by using repeated blocks, but because of the improv style each individual block is different. Lucie also plays with scale, super-sizing some of the blocks for unique results.
Bored with sewing the same old blocks? Get a bonanza of 75 modern quilt blocks from a bestselling modern designer! You’ll love these fresh angular designs inspired by city life, and the mix-and-match possibilities are endless! Elizabeth Hartman gets you started with six complete sampler quilts to sew. Each block is shown in three different fabric palettes. The book includes easy-to-follow cutting charts and instructions for every block. Some have links to full-size freezer-paper templates. Change up blocks, sizes, or fabrics to embark on a limitless exploration of modern style. “The instructions are straightforward . . . an excellent choice for quilting collections.” —Library Journal
20 easy projects for all skill levels, to help you create beautiful lap quilts, wall hangings, and runners to brighten up your home. Kim Schaefer is back with 18 brand new quilts to infuse your home with fresh color and modern flair. This follow-up to Cozy Modern Quilts has an impressive variety of colorways and styles, and Kim’s new designs are both innovative and irresistible! Choose from lap quilts, wall hangings, or runners to cheer up your space or whip up a gift. Straight-line piecing with squares & rectangles makes it quick; bright, bold fabrics make it sophisticated. Whether you’re a new sewer or a dedicated quilter, you’ll love how easy, fun, and stash-busting these quilts are to make.
A sweet collection of unique paper-pieced quilt blocks. Sewing since the age of six and a quilter for many years, author Penny Layman is inspired by everyday household items that connote cozy kitchens and domestic warmth. Here Penny creates 40 paper-pieced quilt blocks celebrating the home and all things in it, while showcasing her quirky sense of humor. Paper piecing allows for incredibly precise blocks, even if the quilt block designs themselves seem complex or make use of irregular shapes. The blocks in this collection include a mix of solids and prints, using the latter with particular effect. In addition to paper piecing, some blocks include needle-turned appliqueÌ , printing, and hand embroidery. The 10 quilt projects each feature one or more blocks. In addition to complete written instructions for every block and project, the book includes a CD that contains full-size pattern templates for every block.
Over 100 Techniques and Design Ideas for the Modern Quilter
Author: Elizabeth Betts
Publisher: David and Charles
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A comprehensive reference for contemporary quilters, with ten projects included. Learn how to create stunning modern quilts with the Modern Quilt Bible: the ultimate reference guide to patchwork and quilting techniques. Author of Beginner's Guide to Quilting Liz Betts explains over one hundred techniques used by designers to create eye-catching modern quilts. Try your hand at improv piecing, free motion quilting, playing with scale, curved piecing, and much more. There are featured quilts from the world’s best modern quilt designers and ten unique quilted projects using a range of modern quilt techniques so you can practice your newfound skills.
Organize a modern quilting bee with these 13 projects that spark creativity, build skills, and connect you with others. Modern Bee―13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty―from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You'll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee. “A modern bee: quilters connect only by Internet and snail mail, each month a “host” chooses a block, others work that block to return to the “host” for assembly.... Conner, a writer/editor/quilter/blogger, produces a well-crafted guidebook based on her online bee, the Mod Stitches. Members designed a baker’s dozen patterns—one for each month, plus one for gift-giving or charity fundraising—that would work well for the modern bee as well as for individual quilters.”—Publishers Weekly
14 vibrant rainbow patchwork quilt projects, plus handy techniques, tips and tricks
Author: Paula Steel
Publisher: White Owl
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Building on the popularity of modern quilting, the book features 14 patchwork projects with a modern look which use rainbows as the overall color theme. The book enables readers to create their own rainbow look, from selecting which colors to use and choosing the appropriate fabrics for a project. Starting from the basics of patchwork the book includes tutorials on creating simple blocks, finishing a quilt and making an envelope cushion, alongside the basic tools and techniques used. Each of the 14 projects is broken down into easy to follow steps with detailed illustrations, making the book accessible for confident beginners as well as more seasoned quilters. The projects range in difficulty and time requirements, meaning that there is something for everyone depending in their time available and skill level. The five cushions and three mini projects are great for beginners, offering a smaller scale project that can be completed within a day and help to develop some of the skills required for making larger quilts. The six quilt projects include two large bed sized quilts, two lap quilts, a single bed quilt and a picnic blanket. All of the skills required to complete the quilts are included within the book, along with details on the authors inspiration, fabric choice and a coloring page.
Brimming with inviting projects in a range of sizes, this collection makes it possible to create impressive quilts in a jiffy. Find fun projects for all skill levels at a terrific value--perfect for retreats, charity quilts, and gifts. Choose from 16 delightful designs featuring simple quilt-block patterns inspired by tradition, oversized for quick results Combine prints and solids; learn to use fabric choices and color placement for a fresh new look Enjoy a stress-free approach to creating functional quilts without borders
Create quilts with simple designs, strong lines, and a modern aesthetic. With this innovative collection, popular blogger and designer Julie Herman, the owner of Jaybird Quilts, inspires you to create stunning quilts--without borders! Choose from 15 easy quilt patterns where design is the star and fabric is the supporting actor Learn the structure of a borderless quilt; explore various bindings and their effect on the overall look See what can be done when color is used in bold ways to support a borderless quilt design
20 fabulous fabric designers put a modern spin on classic quilt blocks in this fully illustrated and thoroughly inspiring guide. FreeSpirit Fabric challenged twenty celebrity designers to reinvent traditional quilt blocks with a fresh and original flare. And the results are truly worth celebrating! FreeSpirit Block Party shares forty inspiring new quilt blocks made by designers including Amy Butler, Jane Sassaman, Jennifer Paganelli, and many others—all working with their own fabrics. This mix-and-match block collection employs a number of construction methods, from curved piecing and foundation piecing to Y-seams and applique. This guide also includes five beautifully bold sampler-quilt projects to spark your quilting imagination.
Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks
Author: Tricia Lynn Maloney
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make a home for your orphaned blocks! Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter’s life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt’s attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them. Orphan Block Quilts includes: *14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s. *Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them. *Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project. *The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks. If you don’t have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it’s easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that! Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!
Incredible Modern Quilts from Everyday Inspirations
Author: Lucie Summers
Publisher: David and Charles
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Learn how to create twelve stunning contemporary quilts and develop your own designs using improvisational methods. Take inspiration from simple objects to create twelve beautiful, contemporary quilt blocks. Create original quilts from each block design and adapt them to your own style. Learn how to interpret print, pattern and shapes into unique quilting ideas and experiment with a range of innovative techniques for impressive, professional results. Inside you’ll find techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes. So, if you love fabric and color, take a step into the world of improv quilting.