Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Modern Quilts Illustrated :: review and giveaway

A few weeks ago I volunteered to review Modern Quilts Illustrated, the new publication by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr  of Modern Quilt Studio, and share it with you. 

I saw a copy of it about a month or so before, at the Modern Meet Up at the Cincinnati International Quilt Festival. And I think it's great. In the first issue, there are three patterns, two of which are for full sized quilts and one for a wall hanging. 

I love that Bill and Weeks show how each pattern would look in different color ways. I think people sometimes have difficulty envisioning what a pattern will look like in other colors and this will help immensely.

The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow, and the format of Modern Quilts Illustrated is just lovely. Just as the name states, there are lots of clear illustrations for all the projects, and lots of step-by-step illustrations, too.

There are also sections full of tips on quilt making basics, as well as an entire section devoted to encouraging readers to explore and discover inspiring color combinations, called "Palette Chasing." As someone who loves to play with color, I think this is so great!

I think Modern Quilts Illustrated would be a great addition to any library. To purchase a copy for yourself, please visit Bill and Weeks' site to order.  And I'd love to share a copy with you, so let's have a giveaway!

To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me a little about your creative plans for the summer. Please be sure that your email address is either in the comment or connected to your blogger profile so I can contact you if you are the winner. I'll use the random number generator to choose one winner and the giveaway will be open until Tuesday June 13 at midnight ET. International entries are welcome! Good luck!! 

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