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Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  118 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Ready for the next level of creative patchwork? Expand your skills with new designs and techniques from the best-selling author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork, Elizabeth Hartman. She s back with brand new quilts bring her innovative style into your home. Projects are bold, bright, graphic, and designed to give modern quilters new challenges. Learn new skills like curv ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2012 by C&T Publishing
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Jul 06, 2012 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quilting
Once you have read The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects Elizabeth Hartman's first book, you will have all the basics you need to begin quilting and to progress to an intermediate level. Once you feel you are at an intermediate level, than I would strongly encourage you to check out Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics. The title could not be more accurate for this book, it will take you beyond the basics.

One of the most im
Dec 01, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craftycrafty, 2012
Huh, I don't normally have any kind of publisher loyalty, but books from Stash Books tend to be awesome.

I already knew Elizabeth Hartman from her fantastic blog Her goal for this book was to provide more challenging modern quilt patterns, and although they're lovely I'm honestly not sure whether I'll make any of them. But, I couldn't see myself giving any less than five stars because this book has pretty much everything I could want -- three quilting choices and color schemes per
Aug 25, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: quilting
This is a library book that I will renew as many times as possible because there is at least one pattern, Roller Rink, that I want to make. It's a simple strip piecing pattern with the colors reversed on every other block creating a great sense of movement.

For each quilt the author offers two alternative color schemes.

Hartman also makes a coordinated, pieced quilt backing for each quilt.

Compared to many other modern quilt books, this book has more of a variety of patterns: simple strip piecing
Jul 11, 2012 KellyS rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quilting
Elizabeth Hartman was the one who started my quilting obsession. I came across her blog over three years ago and I have been faithfully following it ever since. I loved her first book, A Practical Guide to Patchwork, and was anxiously awaiting the release of her second, Modern Patchwork. It was definitely worth the wait! Modern Patchwork picks up where The Practical Guide leaves off, giving the reader more advanced piecing and quilting techniques. If you are just beginning to sew, I recommend st ...more
Jun 27, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it
Modern Patchwork truly lives up to its title – it’s packed with great projects from one of the modern quilting blogosphere’s superstars. There are a few projects in this book that are right up my alley, and I’ll be sure to be making some of them.
One of the highlights for me is that every quilt featured includes instructions for a pieced back. I love me a good pieced quilt back, but it’s often hard to know where to start. Elizabeth has taken elements from the quilt fronts to make each back a refl
May 10, 2012 Amorette rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent sequel to Ms. Hartman's first book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. It has many of the same elements for layout and projects- some easier, simple piecing progressing to more challenging work and different skill sets. Luckily for us, she also kept the alternate fabric suggestions at the end of each project along with example photos. This little touch really makes the difference for me; I love to see what else can be done, because often the first time I see a pattern I ...more
Mar 19, 2015 Jackie rated it really liked it
Shelves: do-it-yourself
Almost all ideas in this book are worth using. Excellent use of colors.
Aug 31, 2013 Lorri rated it it was amazing
I have struggled to understand the excitement about the modern quilt movement. When I opened this book, I begin to see how I could grow to like the patterns and adapt them to the fabrics that appeal to me. Hartman's patterns are striking and a bit challenging and I loved her descriptions of why she chose the fabric she did. Each pattern has directions for a related backing - in many cases I'd be hard pressed to say which I liked more.

Yes, I will be heading to my bookstore to buy my own copy.
Mary Rohrbeck
Feb 03, 2013 Mary Rohrbeck rated it liked it
there are 12 several quilt ideas presented in this book. I liked several but would probably actually only make a couple of them due to the fact that some were just too technically challenging to be fun and visually not worth the effort.
Aug 05, 2012 Dree rated it really liked it
Modern quilts with some clever construction. I took a class summer 2012 with Elizabeth, featuring 2 of these Quilts: Owl Eyes and Looptastic. She is a great teacher--knowledgeable, kind, flexible, and generous.
Aug 13, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it
Shelves: quilting
746.46 Ha

pg 23 interesting use of scraps

pg 25 bell pull pattern

pg 41 modern birdhouse pattern

pg 71 ovoid pattern I like

pg 135 machine top stitching ideas for Ann's quilt
Jul 27, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
I may never make any of the quilts in this book (although I want to) but I sure enjoyed looking at them!
Jul 22, 2012 Kristel rated it liked it
A very nice book with a few patterns I hope someday to get around to making.
Sep 30, 2013 Seana rated it did not like it
Shelves: quilts
Too many curves and tiny pieces, would try my patience.
Jocelynne Broderick
Love love love! Great projects!
May 09, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Excellent book to go beyond Hartman's first book, with more designs for inspiration. It's really Hartman's writing style (clear, even, and engaging) that make her books stand out among the quickly growing modern quilting movement.
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