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Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects * Quilts, Stockings, Decorations & More [NOOK Book]

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Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, advent calendar, Christmas stocking, ...
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Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects * Quilts, Stockings, Decorations & More

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Overview

Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, advent calendar, Christmas stocking, and more.

• Create modern looks with favorite blocks like Flying Geese, Dresden Plate, and Hexagon
• Use all your skills: piecing, appliqué, and hand embellishment
• Make many of the quilts for any season with a simple change of fabrics
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Fabric and quilt designer Murphy brings her bright, modern aesthetic to holiday sewing in this collection of Christmas-themed projects. She begins with nine quilts, most of which are the perfect size for snuggling on a cold winter’s night, and then follows with nine home décor projects. For many of the patterns, especially the quilts, a different choice of fabric or color palette would make them more suitable for everyday use, rather than as holiday gifts. Several of the projects incorporate intermediate or advanced techniques, such as precision piecework and hand or fusible appliqué, but directions are provided. VERDICT Holiday projects are ever popular, and summer is the time to start thinking about handmade gifts. Modern quilters will enjoy this fun collection.
--Library Journal; June 2013

The patterns look super easy to follow as the instructions and diagrams are so clear. This book is full of the kind of projects that I would love my house to be full of but never get around to making as I leave Christmas Projects until the last minute. Not this year though, my mid-year's resolution is to get some of these projects made in time for Christmas.
--Fat Quarterly; August 2013

This book has 18 projects - 9 quilts + multiple other projects such as a tree skirt, stockings, pillows, stuffed trees and a cute advent calendar with pockets. Each project is gorgeous and full of beautiful details. All of the projects in the book have a beautiful, contemporary take on traditional blocks, patterns and motifs. Truly, every quilt in the book is stunning. The patterns are also well written and beautifully diagrammed.
--www.diaryofaquilter.com; 8/12/13

This collection is composed mostly of quilt inspired designs, but it does include stockings, pillows, coasters, an Advent calendar, very cool and easy to make three dimensional Christmas trees, a table runner and even a tree skirt. You are bound to find something to spark those creative juices in this well-written, beautifully photographed, and well laid-out book. Being a novice quilter myself, I found the instructions to make traditional blocks such as Dresden Plate, hexagon and Flying Geese to be very easy to follow, even with no prior knowledge of these techniques. It is the use of these very traditional blocks in innovative ways that make Modern Holiday such a great quilt book.
--thetimesnews.com; 11/5/13

Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. Amanda Murphy is offering 18 ideas for a handmade Christmas, whether that's a quilt or home dec item. You will find lots of fun ideas, including her Christmas Gifts quilts featuring three dimensions with bows made from buttons or yo-yos and the use of Dresden blocks refashioned as wreaths. I loved the Holiday Forest quilt filled with triangular trees and snowflakes in four designs. The home dec patterns included a fun Advent package calendar, Christmas stockings, and pillows using the four snowflake templates. It was fun to see the designs done in non-traditional color ways.
--Professional Quilter Magazine; November 2013

August 2013 Fat Quarterly
The patterns look super easy to follow as the instructions and diagrams are so clear. This book is full of the kind of projects that I would love my house to be full of but never get around to making as I leave Christmas Projects until the last minute. Not this year though, my mid-year's resolution is to get some of these projects made in time for Christmas.
8/12/13 www.diaryofaquilter.com
This book has 18 projects—9 quilts + multiple other projects such as a tree skirt, stockings, pillows, stuffed trees and a cute advent calendar with pockets. Each project is gorgeous and full of beautiful details. All of the projects in the book have a beautiful, contemporary take on traditional blocks, patterns and motifs. Truly, every quilt in the book is stunning. The patterns are also well written and beautifully diagrammed.
11/5/13 thetimesnews.com
This collection is composed mostly of quilt inspired designs, but it does include stockings, pillows, coasters, an Advent calendar, very cool and easy to make three dimensional Christmas trees, a table runner and even a tree skirt. You are bound to find something to spark those creative juices in this well-written, beautifully photographed, and well laid-out book. Being a novice quilter myself, I found the instructions to make traditional blocks such as Dresden Plate, hexagon and Flying Geese to be very easy to follow, even with no prior knowledge of these techniques. It is the use of these very traditional blocks in innovative ways that make Modern Holiday such a great quilt book.
November 2013 Professional Quilter Magazine
Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. Amanda Murphy is offering 18 ideas for a handmade Christmas, whether that's a quilt or home dec item. You will find lots of fun ideas, including her Christmas Gifts quilts featuring three dimensions with bows made from buttons or yo-yos and the use of Dresden blocks refashioned as wreaths. I loved the Holiday Forest quilt filled with triangular trees and snowflakes in four designs. The home dec patterns included a fun Advent package calendar, Christmas stockings, and pillows using the four snowflake templates. It was fun to see the designs done in non-traditional color ways.
Library Journal
Fabric and quilt designer Murphy brings her bright, modern aesthetic to holiday sewing in this collection of Christmas-themed projects. She begins with nine quilts, most of which are the perfect size for snuggling on a cold winter's night, and then follows with nine home décor projects. For many of the patterns, especially the quilts, a different choice of fabric or color palette would make them more suitable for everyday use, rather than as holiday gifts. Several of the projects incorporate intermediate or advanced techniques, such as precision piecework and hand or fusible appliqué, but directions are provided. VERDICT Holiday projects are ever popular, and summer is the time to start thinking about handmade gifts. Modern quilters will enjoy this fun collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607056799
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 751,373
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Amanda Murphy holds a design BFA and pursued both graphic designing and art directing before discovering quilting, an art that combines her passion for design and enthusiasm for handwork. Amanda markets her own patterns under the Amanda Murphy Design label. She lives in North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

0 0 1 75 431 C&T Publishing 3 1 505 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Contents: [Section Head]
Quilt for the Holidays [Head 2]
Holiday Squares
Christmas Gift
Crossroads
Holiday Wreaths
Holiday Forest
Modern Madness
Snowfall
Bloom
Trimming the Tree
Decorating Your Home [Head 2]
Three-Dimensional Trees
Modern Ornament Table Runner
Advent Calendar
Stockings
Holiday Tree Skirt
Ornament Pillows
Tree Pillows
Snowflake Pillows
Snowflake Coasters
Quiltmaking Basics [Head 2]
Fabric Designer Blog Roll [Head 2]
Supplies/Source List [Head 2]
About the Author [Head 2]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    What an easy-to read book and what wonderful holiday projects!  

    What an easy-to read book and what wonderful holiday projects!  I love the colors and very unique designs...perfect for holiday decorating!

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