Book Club 2013-14, Recommended Reading

November Book Club: “Quilting Modern”

I usually post about the book club on the first Sunday of the month, but I was on a family trip last week, so here we go.

this month I chose “Quilting Modern” by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson.

fabricsandflowers.blogspot.comIf you like the look of modern improvised or “wonky” piecing, this book definitely belongs in your quilting library. There are a lot of fun projects that are quick to sew up with scraps or your latest favorite yardage.

For my book club block of the month, I took inspiration from the pattern, “Blue Ice Quilt”

and made a log cabin-type block with my bright fabrics:

fabricsandflowers.blogspot.comI will be the first to admit that improv piecing doesn’t come naturally to me. I think it is pretty hard to pull off without looking messy or poorly made. That is why my block still has straight strips and some organization to the color. (guess I am not totally ready to jump out of the box!)

The projects in this book do succeed in making “wonky” artistic and appealing, though. I love the crisp colors and simple designs.
My favorite project is the “illusions quilt”…. (which also happens to be quilted by Jenny)
If you are a beginner quilter, or just want to try some of that new-fangled modern quilting business, this is a really great book!
I would love to see other projects you have made from this book. Be sure and leave a comment if you have a blog or flickr page where you show your work so I can visit you.
Happy Sunday!
*just so you know: I choose my favorite quilting books for book club. nobody pays me or gives me free stuff to say nice things about their book.
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2 thoughts on “November Book Club: “Quilting Modern”

  1. Melissa says:

    I struggle with wonky and improv too, but I think it is more from the perceived waste factor. I hate have to cut off perfectly good bits of fabric to get the wonky look.

  2. I bought this book a few weeks ago and think it has great projects

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