Modern Quilts Block by Block Blog Hop

Emily Dennis' long awaited book 'Modern Quilts - Block by Block' is finally out and today I'm joining the blog hop for its launch! This is a beautifully written, illustrated and photographed book containing 12 original quilt patterns, all in Emily's signature crisp, modern style. It's a must have for all quilters who love quilts consisting of repeating blocks. And the paper quality of this book (like all of Tuva Publishing's books) is simply magnificent - and dare I say, the best in the market - large format, heavy pages with a smooth, satin gloss, this book's simply a pleasure to flick through and work with.


I loved how the quilt patterns include instructions to make a single block, as it allows the reader the flexibility to adapt the pattern to make other projects. I made one block from the 'Tiled Stars' quilt and turned it into a pillow.


I decided to try out a new technique and add a flange to this pillow sham - it was so simple and adds an extra dimension to the final finish (and gives me an excuse to use another floral fabric! Ha!). There are lots of tutorials on You Tube and internet in general on how to make flanged pillows if you would like to learn how.


I used a  mix of fabrics from my stash - old prints from Lecien, Michael Miller and Elea Lutz for Riley Blake. The pillow is backed in coordinating aqua dots by Riley Blake.


I reached a new resolution after a recent stocktake in my sewing room - as much as I would like to, I cannot keep everything I sew as I'm quite prolific and simply don't have the space! So from now on I will be listing some of my samples for sale in my Etsy shop - this pillow sham is in there already if you would like to give it a new home (low shipping worldwide as it's light and flat). Click here to purchase.


If you would like to get a copy of the book you can order it on Amazon and all other major book retailers - you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

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