Use traditional piecing skills to create tomorrow's heirloom quilts. You'll discover how to give your favorite blocks a scrappy, modern look with elegant and up-to-date versions of time-tested quilt designs from popular designer Amy Ellis. Learn a bit about the history behind each block as Amy reimagines them as new classics.
- Build your confidence to "go modern" with Amy's bright and appealing designs that begin with traditional blocks
- Tips for using color and negative space ensure a modern look with the fabric from your stash
- Get handy hints, from Amy and other top designers, that will help you better understand what makes a scrap quilt successful
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Get a scrappy yet modern look when you use traditional piecing methods in time-tested quilt designs. In Modern Heritage Quilts, author Amy Ellis encourages quilters to use color, scraps, and negative space to create 12 new classic quilts.
Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, September 2016
Amy Ellis' Modern Heritage Quilts: New Classics for Every Generation teaches quilters how to pair traditional piecing skills with heirloom quilt designs for an updated blend of modern and traditional appearance, and offers a close view of the author's customization process. Tips for working with and juxtaposing color and negative space in a quilt blend with ideas from top designers that supplement Amy Ellis' approach, while materials, cutting, and assembly instructions are specific and are supplemented by small color quilt block examples throughout. Quilters will find this a fine survey to creating new quilts from a blend of old and new ideas.
Amy is a best-selling author, spokesperson for Baby Lock, and fabric designer. Quilting is her creative therapy in the midst of a busy household, and she loves to inspire new quilters to find their own way into the quilting hobby. Since diving into the online community in 2008, Amy has authored five books and her quilts have been included in many collaborative book projects. Her patterns and articles have also been published in several prominent magazines.Visit Amy's website
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