One of the books C&T sent to me recently is Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes, by Heather Black and Daisy Aschenhoug. I found the quilts in this book to be new and interesting, not just a repeat of what I’ve seen elsewhere..
There are 15 projects in the book, all including curves and stripes, and I would be happy to make all of them! The one I just HAD to make first, however, is called “Tidbits”:
I’ve got to tell you, I’m in love with this block–it is just the cutest! I’m thinking I might want to turn it on point to make a raindrop. Here’s my first block:
The directions for the quilts offer the option of making your own strip sets or using striped fabric.. I used some fun striped fabric I had in stash.
As was the case with the last C&T book I used, the instructions were clear and complete. For the Tidbits block it is important to keep track of the way stripes are oriented, and there are tips on how to do that.
The book includes templates to trace for each of the quilts, though it would be possible to use curved templates you have on hand if you don’t mind modifying the designs slightly.
I want to make this one next:
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OK, more eye candy from the book.:
I just love these fresh, modern designs! Which one do you want to make?
I love the Sunset Horizons quilt! Thanks for the link.
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You are right, these are fresh! Beautiful ideas, now I am gonna have to get the book!
I’m going to make several things from the book; I think you’ll enjoy it
The designs are delightful and I like your first block. It seems to get more difficult daily to come up with fresh designs. These sure are.
I really like that block, and it is big, so easier than it looks
What an inspiring post. Like your “rain drop”. My favourite is the last photograph of semi-circles (Festoons). Am itching to try it!
Yes, the festoons caught my eye, too 🙂
You are right, such a refreshing application of circles added with stripey manipulations and use of negative space = contemporary quilt design at it’s best. Will look into this book for purchase.
I do like your use of pre-printed striped fabric in the first block…I’m always experimenting with ways to utilize stripes in ways that don’t look like ‘shortcuts’!
You’ve found a winner and more projects to put on your list – HA!
Yes, I really needed more projects 🙄
However, if it helps any, your post pushed me to initiate the first cut on my new series (not really, but it sounds really cool to say it that way!) on circles I’ve had in mind since COVID…of course, it’s an interwoven (pun?!) creative project involving quilting/music/poetry…
Good for you! And you be safe, too.
I like the sunset horizons quilt – wow! And I also like what you did with the tidbits quilt block! Your interpretation is more appealing that the original one. I love the idea of turning it on point and making it a raindrop!!!!
Thanks. And watch for raindrops in future, I expect 🙂