Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Review of the Month

Hmmm, A while ago I decided to review a book every month and include a project I had made from the book. Unfortunately in between trying to get projects finished, keeping up with Bee commitments and visiting the pandas I haven't managed to make a project from this book - shameful but I am going to post the review anyhow because it is such a good book. I will try to do some of my favourite blocks from the book and post pics of them this weekend.

Modern Blocks: 99 quilt blocks from your favourite designers

Compiled by Susanne Woods

This is an excellent book full of fabulous ideas for modern quilt blocks. There are a staggering range of block styles including unusual pleated blocks, stylish paper-pieced blocks, traditional cathedral window blocks, and designs that include embroidery and appliqué, in short, something for everyone.  The designs range from very simple, beginner’s blocks to more complex blocks and all come with clear instructions and templates. If you are looking for inspiration for a quilt project or searching for blocks to choose for a quilting bee you will certainly be able to find a wonderful design in this book. The book shows only the blocks but I would love to have seen examples of them made up into quilts.

My favourite blocks included Three Wishes, Megan’s Star and Windmill. If you are feeling inspired you can even join the Modern Blocks Quilt-Along over at Seamed Up   http://seamedup.com/home/111207/quilt-along-how  

I would highly recommend this book; it is a really useful resource, full of inspiration for the modern quilter.


  1. It is one of my favourite books too!! I'm working my way through it for my 'Sew Into Solids' Flickr group. Some awesome blocks in there! Nice that they are all 12.5 unfinished.

  2. I love this book, although haven't made any of the blocks yet. I really want to make Windmill.