Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

by Rachel May

Paperback, 2014



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Storey Publishing, LLC (2014), 224 pages


Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to expand on traditions and use fabrics, patterns, colors, and stitching innovatively to create exciting fresh designs. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, quilts, tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity -- wherever it leads.

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LibraryThing member judylou
This is a book not only about quilting, but about the quilters who produce some beautifully designed and implemented quilts. There are profiles on many quilters which allow us to see a little bit about what is going on inside their heads and inside their workrooms. The photography is outstanding
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and shows the quilts in stark relief allowing them to be appreciated fully.

There are also a number of projects within the pages which appear well set out and easy to follow. As a brand new quilter, this book has been nothing short of inspirational.
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LibraryThing member jbarr5
Quilting with a Modern Slant People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community by Rachel May
I just saw the quilts on the cover and that drew me to this book. I have been saving fabric for several years now and want to start putting it into a quilt. I've yet to determine what
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pattern to use but I've read a lot of books about quilts recently.
This book starts out with the reasoning why the author started quilting and all kinds of tips to make the process easier. Now I know why they make curved pins! Love the process that they start out with, take things slow and practice.
The essential parts of how to start are listed. So many aspects are discussed by many through the chapters. The important thing for me was learning about the color.
The book is so well photographed I felt like I was in a quilt museum. The designs and patterns are so exquisite. So much encouragement and where to go for help.
Love all the hard work that went into this book. Now I can't decide, still which pattern I need for my quilt. The work is too beautiful for words. I am used to the traditional patterns and can find myself wanting to learn the new modern way also.
I received this book from Net Galley and Storey Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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LibraryThing member kaulsu
I am mentally designing a table topper...perhaps a runner and perhaps not...and have learned quite a bit from May's book. She touches on color and design, craft, tricks, threads, needles, putting the quilt sandwich together, and much more! I'm now moving to a similar type book and then to one
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devoted to hand-piecing and quilting.
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Physical description

224 p.; 9.5 inches



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