Block Party--The Modern Quilting Bee: The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects

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C&T Publishing Inc, May 1, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The quilting bee gets a modern makeover

• From the creators of popular blog, blockpartyquilting.com
• Let go of “the rules” with 12 fun, funky, and improvisational projects
• The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding
• Projects are perfect for both beginner and experienced quilters

It's hip to be square! In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long "virtual" quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own signature style. Best of all, with this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy collaborating with other fabric lovers around the world.

 

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User Review  - karynwhite - LibraryThing

I am pleased I bought this book. There are chapters on the basics including double fold French binding which is the tidiest way to bind quilts in my opinion. The 12 blocks are well photographed and ... Read full review

Block Party

User Review  - renae62 - Overstock.com

Love this book. I had checked it out a number of times from my local library before I finally decided I just needed to buy it. The quilts are fun and patterns easy to follow as well as adapt to make ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Denyse Schmidt
6
Introduction
8
Wonky Log Cabin Block
12
Quartered Log Cabin Block
20
Wonky NinePatch Block
27
Wonky Triangles Block
34
String X Block
41
Wonky Roman Stripe Block
50
Uneven Coins Block
72
Hexagon Block
77
Wonky Stripe Block
86
Confetti Block
91
Bee Tips Suggestions
96
Tips Techniques from Fabric Selection to Binding
98
About the Authors
127
eLegal Page
129

Modern Dresden Plate Block
57
Polka Dot Block
66
Back Cover
131
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Alissa Haight Carlton is a founding member of The Modern Quilt Guild. Kristen Lejnieks is a successful attorney, mother, and quilter.

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