Jacquie and Katie have provided thoughtful and approachable instructions for a variety of improvisationally-pieced quilt projects. The projects in Quilting Modern are simultaneously specific and open-ended, making it possible for quilters to either follow along closely or use the projects as jumping-off points, depending on their preference.
Looking at their projects and reading their instructions, it seemed like Jacquie and Katie had a great time writing this book, and their enthusiasm was contagious!
I was especially drawn to the strip-pieced Fiesta Wall Quilt. You may not be able to tell at first glance, but that block in the middle is only 10" x 10". That's a lot of piecing! I had to try it out.
I used leftover strips from the front to make a pieced strip for the back.
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