Friday, February 22, 2013
Modern Quilt Patterns ebook review
Today I'm writing a review about an ebook publication from McCalls' Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts: "Modern Quilt Patterns."
This neat little book is available free for anyone. For your copy CLICK HERE.
My first impression of this book was FUN and FRESH. The modern quilt movement is definitely here to stay, and I've been curious about it myself. The designs are based on traditional blocks and patterns but the quilts themselves are updated and modern looking. New, bright and colorful fabrics, asymmetrical layouts and simple free motion quilting designs are what make modern quilts stand out.
"Modern Quilt Patterns" includes 3 projects. Each quilt is featured as a full color photo with very easy to follow directions for planning, cutting and piecing. The assembly diagrams, also in full color, are great.
Baubles and Beads is a bed quilt made up of simple pieced blocks. Rainbow Rhythm has a very striking color design layout and it is pieced with traditional half square triangles. And Lemon Squeezy (easy-peasy) is made up of strips, using free form piecing techniques. Quilt as you go instructions for this quilt are included.
After reading this book and studying the quilts, I was inspired to give modern quilting a try. The Rainbow Rhythm quilt project is on my cutting table. I admit to choosing more traditional colors and fabrics, and there may be some appliqué added but, it will still be FUN and FRESH.