Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts
Jacquie Gering, Katie Pedersen
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From two pioneers of today's modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern teaches quilters how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice on color and design.
New and seasoned quilting artists will love making stunning bed, wall hanging, pillowcase, and table accessory quilts with this must-have resource. Quilting Modern is a field guide for quilters who strive to break free from tradition and yearn to explore improvisational work.
Quilters can make the 21 projects in the book, but will also come away with the new knowledge and skills to apply to their own unique designs. In Quilting Modern, quilters will find the support, structure, and encouragement they need to explore their own creativity and artistic vision.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gering, Jacquie. Quilting modern : techniques and projects for improvisational quilts / Jacquie Gering, Katie Pedersen. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-59668-387-7 (pbk.) ISBN 978-1-59668-754-7 (PDF) ISBN 978-1-62033-153-8 (ePub) 1. Patchwork--Patterns. 2. Machine quilting--Patterns. 3. Quilting I. Pedersen, Katie. II. Title. TT835.G33215 2012 746.46--dc23 2011039245 Acknowledgments Writing
lines from the center outward, working first with one side of the quilt and then the other by rotating the quilt sandwich. As an alternative to tape, mark lines with a fabric-safe marker; test on a scrap first to ensure removability. Sew directly on the marked lines to quilt the quilt. Quilting Gentle Curves You can use a home sewing machine with walking foot attachment to quilt gentle curves (fig. 5) or organic line quilting such as that in fig. 6. Use gentle curves to fill areas on your
straight. Tunnel blocks look best in solid fabrics and can create interesting illusions in a quilt. See the Tunnel Vision quilt. Weighted Log Cabin Use wider strips on one side of the block to create the Weighted Log Cabin block. These blocks work better in a horizontal elongated format. The Mod TV quilt uses this variation. Elongated Wonky Log Cabin Block Two versions of the Tunnel Log Cabin Block Two versions of the Minimalist Log Cabin Block Weighted Log Cabin Block Mod
improvise your own). Shattered construction diagram Construct the Quilt Notes: Unless otherwise indicated, all seam allowances are ¼" (6 mm) and are pressed open. Cut wedges to size as you need them; they should extend at least ½" (1.3 cm) beyond the edges of the rectangle. Insert wedge-shaped strips before even-width strips and place them across the short dimension of the rectangle. 1Start with a background rectangle and black strips and wedges. Place the rectangle on the design wall
sewing these together to create a large section of crazy piecing. Remember to press seams open. In no time you’ll have a large crazy-pieced unit that you can use whole or cut into smaller pieces to place in projects. Hints and Tips •If you get stuck and can’t find a good place to make an addition, don’t hesitate to make a cut, creating a new edge where you can add a section. •Pay special attention to fabrics that are very dark or very light. They will draw the eye within the crazy