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Modern Patchwork Home: Dynamic Quilts and Projects for Every Room Paperback – Illustrated, October 9, 2018
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- Publisher : Interweave; Illustrated edition (October 9, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1440248850
- ISBN-13 : 978-1440248856
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.3 x 0.33 x 10.86 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #934,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Then one day, another teacher brought her quilt in to show off to my mentor, who had taught her. The colors were playful, the pattern modern. That day was when I envied that skill and vowed to acquire a sewing machine. I put it on my Christmas list, but my husband and I loved exchanging gifts way early, so by Thanksgiving I was already in possession of my new toy. After a lesson from my mentor, I was off. I made quilt samplers for everyone in my family the following Christmas, and my sisters have gotten various quilts from me for different big events (they are of varying quality, but my heart was in it).
When I saw the cover of Modern Patchwork Home: Dynamic Quilts and Projects for Every Room (edited by Vivika Hansen Denegre), I was delighted to get an advance copy. The quilt on the cover draws you in, and as I'd seen similar patterns but didn't know how they were constructed, I was ready to dig in.
The photographs are well staged, and the book is replete with colors and patterns that draw you in. I love the Braided Table Runner as well as the Reflected Wedges Runner. I can so easily see the Twisted Flower Tote filled with a current knitting project and my Kindle, as long as I make duplicates for my girls so they don't steal mine. The Sketchbook Cover caught my eye. And someday I'd love my make the Module Quilt or Urban Trek Quilt, and something about the Graphic Cross Quilt catches my eye.
While you see there are several projects I would love to make, the tips at the start are the exact education I need before beginning. I am too much a beginner to know some of the tricks of the trade, like how to make multiple blocks at a time; there are instructions for how to make half-square triangle blocks two at a time, even as many as eight at a time, with cheats on how to alter to your own needed size. I've watched friends work with paper piecing, but that was another elusive detail, now revealed.
Such a beautiful book with helpful tips and clear directions is bound to inspire others to visit fabric stores and sit down at their sewing machines again.
(I received a digital ARC from NetGalley and F+W Media in exchange for my honest review.)
The book claims to be good for beginners, which I feel is misleading. This is not a book for beginner quilter, but for quilters who have some experience with piecing, cutting, knowledge of fabrics, tools, etc. , it could be overwhelming. For those with quilting experience, however, it would likely offer lots of inspiration.
There are some nice patterns, some which are confusing to me, an experienced quilter.
Thanks to #NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book begins with a section on quilting basics and time saving tips. We learn how to create the various blocks as well as get a lesson on paper piecing, curved piecing and doing bindings. Each design is clearly explained and includes multiple photos. This is a lovely collection of quilted projects with a modern twist.
Thank you to NetGalley and F+W Media/The Quilting Company for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book! All comments are my own, unbiased opinion.
My biggest problem with the book is that, although they spent a lot of time on beautiful quality photography, and an appealing layout, they really skimped on the instructions. This could have been a much better book if they weren't so worried about leaving lots of negative space on the page and had added a little more detail in the "how to" part for these projects.
The book opens with a great section on techniques (paper piecing, curved piecing, binding) as well as some quick and easy methods for churning out some of the basic quilt blocks like half-square triangles or flying geese. There is a nice selection of projects, from small totes and pillows up to full quilts.
Many of the designs require a strong familiarity with sewing techniques, so I would recommend this to those with intermediate to advanced-level skills.
Thank you to NetGalley and F+W Media for providing me with a DRC of this book.
The book has other things apart from quilts, which is really nice - as one doesn't always want to make a quilt.
I really like this book, it will make a great addition to my library.
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Reviewed in Brazil on November 11, 2018