Use traditional piecing skills to create tomorrow's heirloom quilts. You'll discover how to give your favorite blocks a scrappy, modern look with elegant and up-to-date versions of time-tested quilt designs from popular designer Amy Ellis. Learn a bit about the history behind each block as Amy reimagines them as new classics.
- Build your confidence to "go modern" with Amy's bright and appealing designs that begin with traditional blocks
- Tips for using color and negative space ensure a modern look with the fabric from your stash
- Get handy hints, from Amy and other top designers, that will help you better understand what makes a scrap quilt successful
|Publisher:||Martingale & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Amy is a best-selling author, spokesperson for Baby Lock, and fabric designer. Quilting is her creative therapy in the midst of a busy household, and she loves to inspire new quilters to find their own way into the quilting hobby. Since diving into the online community in 2008, Amy has authored five books and her quilts have been included in many collaborative book projects. Her patterns and articles have also been published in several prominent magazines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book begins with an introduction from the author, followed by two pages on collecting scraps and color consideration. With a dozen projects in the book, you can keep busy for a full year if you manage to create one project per month. Throughout the book, you can find tips and suggestions set off in boxes with a grey background. Any templates needed are included at full size. The written instructions are easy to follow and there are enough graphics just in case you need a more visual perspective. The projects are all quilts and some have a lot of background space that is just a large piece of fabric. In other words, you make several blocks and then when they are sewed into rows, you just add a large piece of the background fabric to create the quilt top. There are others that are wholly made of blocks like normal pieced quilting. Finally, there is a short bio of the author at the back of the book. Whichever you choose to do, you will have a great quilt when you are done.