Sunday, June 3, 2012

Break free. Go bold.

That's just a taste of the encouragement you'll encounter if you read through Jacquie Gering's and Katie Pedersen's new book, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts.
If you've ever thought, for even a moment, that you'd like to explore improvisational piecing techniques, then this is a must-have book for you. And, if you haven't thought about exploring improvisation, then this book is still for you. Why? Because it is so crammed full of eye-candy that you"ll wonder why you haven't yet played with this process.
I mean, check out just a few of the projects that Jacquie and Katie created:
Also, if you're looking to try these techniques on smaller scale project, then they've still got you covered because there are 3 home dec projects to fit that bill.
Lest you think that this book is just about projects without giving you the tools to really "discover" improvisation, fear not. There is a super extensive techniques section, advice on strip piecing, curved piecing, crazy piecing, and more, all with an improvisational approach. This book really tackles all the trepidation many folks have about improvisation and walks you gently through this process.
It's unique and, for the modern quilter especially, incredibly timely and useful.

25 comments:

B Greene said...

Thanks for a peek inside the book - it looks like it is full of inspiration!

Diann said...

Thanks for the review. The book sounds good.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the photo journey and book review. The pillows look wonderful.

Kelly O. said...

this book is going to be a keeper!

Anya said...

The book looks fabulous!

Tamie said...

I can't wait to "learn" how to work in the improv style. Thanks for participating in the celebration weekend.

Amorette said...

love the colors on the tipsy city quilt! these look gorgeous.

Esch House Quilts said...

I'm so excited about this book! I want to try each technique, one at a time :)

dottieziegs said...

Can't wait to see this book for myself

pink daisy said...

The more I see of this book. . . I think it will have to be in all my sewist friends gift boxes this year.

SewLindaAnn said...

I've really enjoyed the blog tour on this one. The idea of becoming more "free" with my creating is really settling in with me.

Kate said...

Ooh, love seeing more of the pictures. I must get this book!

MariQuilts said...

I agree, this is a fabulous book!!

JaneB said...

Thank you for showing the book pages. This looks really intriguing, I think I'll have to give it a try.

sewkatiedid said...

Thanks for hosting Malka!

quiltzyx said...

Another book to add to my "Gotta Have It" list!

Kristy @cottonaddiction said...

This party is making me drool! Love all of the inspiration!

Steph said...

Great to see more beautiful projects from this inspiring book!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for your thoughts on the new book.

bookworm said...

Looks like a book for my Amazon wish list! I love the improv look.

Katherine said...

There appears to be endless inspiration in this book and talk about quilty eye candy!

Thanks for your review, Malka. I definitely need to get this book!

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the intro to what looks like an inspirational book.

JaimeG said...

Malka, I love how you took your own photos of the book spreads. Always original. Thanks again for participating in our tour. It's been fun reading your blog and catching up on your adventures of late. --JG

Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait to see it in person!

jacquie said...

Malka,
Thanks for being a part of our weekend. You continue to be an inspiration!!