Learn from the experts. In Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making, you will find a collection of 10 comprehensive design workshops, from many of the founding members of the National Modern Quilt Guild. These teachers are well-known for their authority and inspiration of modern quilting's unique design concepts.
- Detailed instructions and at least one pattern per workshop offer both inspiration and practice.
- 100 illustrations and over 200 gorgeous photographs highlight the techniques and artistry of modern quilt making.
What is Modern Quilting? Modern quilters are stitching together the art of past traditions with their one-of-a-kind, creative flair. By keeping some rules and throwing out others, their unique quilts are beautiful and exciting.
Break-the-rules! While there is much debate about the origins of the modern quilt movement, no one can deny the spectacular beauty of its break-the-rules quilting style.
- Express yourself
- Make your own pattern
- Play with negative space
10 Workshops for all skill levels. Each of the fun and approachable workshops is based on their most popular live classes consolidated into concise instruction aimed at improving your own composition and design ideas. You will be inspired to create your own patterns or enjoy making one of the 16 fun and funky patterns included. In this must-have encyclopedic guide–the only of its kind for modern quilters–you will learn:
- Principles of Color
- Working with Solids
- Working with Prints
- Introducing an Improv Piece
- Introducing the Alternate Grid
- Modern Machine Quilting, and more
|Publisher:||Lucky Spool Media|
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About the Author
Lucky Spool is an illustrated book publisher within the crafting space located in Colorado. The Publisher, Susanne Woods, sits on the board of the National Modern Quilt Guild and has been an active part of the book publishing and quilting industries for over 10 years.
Table of Contents
Workshop 1: Principals of Color
Workshop 2: Working with Solids
Workshop 3: Working with Prints
Workshop 4: Introducing Improv Piecing
Workshop 5: Introducing the Alternate Grid
Workshop 6: Introducing Circles and Curves
Workshop 7: Introducing Paper Piecing
Workshop 8: Introducing Large Scale Piecing
Workshop 9: Modern Machine Quilting
Workshop 10: Getting Inspired: Gallery of 50 quilts
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making - From Color to Quilting: 10 Design Workshops by Your Favorite Teachers Author: Editors at Lucky Spool Publisher: Tauton Press Inc. / Lucky Spool Media Published: 6-18-2014 Pages: 192 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub-Genre: Quilting; Needlecrafts & Textiles; Reference; ISBN: 9781940655000 Reviewed For NetGalley and Tauton Press Inc. Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.5 Stars A basic text-type book for those like myself that consider themselves beginner and novice quilters. I love quilts and watching them being made, but am a very slow quilter myself. I can remember my grandmother teaching me the basics and the ladies in her circle showing me different patterns and themes. Unfortunately being slow and time consuming I became involved in other medians instead, but my love never faded. Now later in life I have begun spending more time on the craft. "Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making" has helped reteach me many of the things I had buried in my brain and taught me a few new as well. Although the more experienced quilter may find little of value in the book I found it most helpful. If you know someone just beginning to quilt or if you yourself are just starting, you may want to keep this book handy. My rating of "Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
First, let me start off by saying I am NOT a quilter and am barely a beginner sewer. I'm obsessed with quilts, love looking at them & dreaming of making them, but I haven't made the plunge - yet. I was hoping that this book would help push me into quilt making; unfortunately, it's just not written for a beginner. That's fine; there should be books out there for every level of skill for every craft, and that's a good thing! I didn't feel the quilts were terribly modern; most of them were things I'd seen before on pinterest, the net, etc. - yes different colors/fabrics but the same basic design. The cover isn't appealing (another reason for the 3 stars). I didn't particularly find the photos amazing, either; I expect photos in a craft book to motivate me into making the projects, and these photos didn't do that for me. All in all, I just was disappointed with the book. - I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for my honest views and was not paid for my review