Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes: 15 Dynamic Projects for All Skill Levels
Sew fifteen inspired designs with strong lines and quilted curves! Laced with retro-inspired circles and bold stripes, these modern quilts leave an unforgettable impression. Piecing circles, half circles, and quarter circles is easier than you think, and the authors will teach you to add movement and depth two waysthrough easy strip sets or stripe-printed fabric. These aren't your typical Drunkard's Path quilts, but distinctive quilts for adventurous quilters! With block-based patterns, some improvisational piecing, and designs ranging from beginner-friendly to complex, there's something for everyone.
- Move beyond common circle-quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease
- Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts
- Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced
From the Inside Flap
Like most modern quilters, I came to the craft by way of traditional quiltmaking.
I loved--and still love--the time-tested patterns, elegant blocks,
and rich history of quilting. I read every book I could find on the subject and
experimented with multiple techniques. I was hooked, and covered each
bed in my home with a traditional quilt. But eventually, I wanted more.
Luckily for me and for all of us who love modern design, the Modern Quilt
Movement was born. Fresh fabrics, bold and graphic designs, and the
fearless breaking of the rules (press those seams open!) of this movement
breathed new life into quilting. And you're about to meet two designers who
have not only embraced this aesthetic, but also influenced its widespread
appeal with their innovative and award-winning quilts.
Daisy and Heather may work on different continents, but they share an
instinctive understanding of the value of great design. Their work is unique,
distinctive, and elegant. Both of them are masters of precision, creating quilts
that pack a graphic punch as well as a sense of subtlety. And when it comes
to creating curves and inserting stripes, they know when to piece, and when
to step back and let the fabric do the design work for them.
It has been a privilege and an honor to work with these two creative quilters
and follow the trajectory of their careers over the past five years. I can't wait
to see where their talent takes them!
Vivika Hansen DeNegre
Editor, Quilting Arts Magazine
From the Back Cover
Move beyond common circle quilt designs to tackle curved piecing with ease. Add stripes to curved piecing and use color to add depth for a simple way to make complex quilts. Piece block-based layouts and improv designs ranging from simple to advanced.
About the Author
Heather Black is a modern quilter whose work has appeared in various publications and at quilt shows. At QuiltCon, her quilt won a first-place award for use of negative space. She lives in Spokane, Washington, with her daughter. quiltachusetts.com
Daisy Aschehoug's quilts have been published in numerous magazines and books, and she has won three QuiltCon awards. Before quilting, Daisy guided rafts, fought wildfires, and facilitated natural resource management plans. A recent expat, she lives in Norway with her family. warmfolk.com
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