Ah, here I go reading yet another craft book that I will probably never have time to even consider doing. But I just love quilts and they are so beautiful and intricate and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make something quite so wonderful.
Quilting with a Modern Slant includes people, patterns and techniques inspiring the Modern Quilt Community.
It starts with 6 steps to making a quilt. Only 6? You make it sound so easy!
The designs in this book are all so neat, maybe I can try my hand at one of the easier ones… someday… when I stop requesting way too many books to review 😉
If you are even the slightest bit interested in Quilting you should certainly check out this book because it will give you tons of ideas and inspiration! (And now I am trying to figure out how to make a quilt inspired scrapbook layout. hmm. Not sure I’ll be able to figure out how to pull that one off but wouldn’t it be awesome?)
I love the idea of a T-Shirt quilt especially since I have so many old Hanson shirts and shirts I’ve picked up from tourist places when going to see Hanson (I think I’d be more likely to part and allow those to be cut up than the Hanson ones.) but there is a bit of a twist on the shirt quilt in the book and it looks neat – but I’m not sure I could bring myself to do it. (It cuts up the images of the shirt and kind of intertwines them, looks nice, but again I think I’d rather the shirts all be relatively intact with their images if I were to ever do it.)
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. 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, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.