Modern Quilting and Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Friday!

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Spring is not taking a foothold yet, and looks like more snow is on the way. What better way to pass a snowy day than to be sewing.  For Friday’s Giveaway check out Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts.  This book is hard to part with.  I love the modern take on quilting.  Each of these projects will give a contemporary look to any room in the house.  These quilts would be beautiful on a bed, over a sofa any where in the home.  There are 20 projects each with 2 different options.  These designs are perfect for solid fabrics.  And, please if you win this book do us all a favor and post a creation on Sewing District.  I would love to see the results of this most coveted book!

To enter is easy.  Just answer the following question in the comment section below.

What type or style of quilting do you prefer? Are you a modernist, with a love for simple designs or are you a traditionalist who favors the vintage appliqued work or strictly do pieced quilts. Maybe you prefer jell rolls to sampler quilts.  Are art quilts where it’s at for you? Or maybe, like me you haven’t really ventured into quilting but would love to do so.   Please let me know!

Answer the question in the comments below and I will pick one random commenter as the winner!

And be sure to check our posts on charitable sewing! Sewists of all shapes and levels are need to help Operation Slumber Party reach their goal!

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 Modern Quilting and Free Stuff Friday!

About Jill

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46 Responses to Modern Quilting and Free Stuff Friday!

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  3. Kathleen says:

    I am new to the world of Quilting. I am not sure what you would call my simple quilts. I machine embroidered one for Christmas for my mother in a nursing home who passed the next month. So it would be anyone’s guess!

  4. Evelyn says:

    My quilts lean toward the modernist/minimalist style. I work mostly with batiks.

  5. Maria says:

    I lean towards pieced quilts and right now am focused on some more modern baby quilts for co-workers. I admire art quilts and would love to get into that someday.

  6. Ellen says:

    I have started to do more modern quilts. Still like doing other styles though.

  7. Karen A says:

    I’m drawn to traditional quilts for myself, but I have tried many other styles when I am making quilts for gifts or donations. It takes all kinds to make up the quilting world.

  8. Becky PB says:

    I started out making traditional quilts. I wanted to challenge myself so I started experimenting with skewing traditional blocks to create a more “contemporary” design. Over the past 8 years I’ve been transitioning to mostly art quilts, although I still enjoy patchwork. I remember when the Modern Quilt movement began and I have been following it through different quilters’ blogs, etc. I love this fresh approach to design and quiltmaking. I love color so the use of solids in Modern Quilting appeals to me, too – I love the graphic appeal of these quilts.

  9. Enis says:

    I mostly enjoy piecing quilts. However, I frequent add machine embroidery designs to quilts — especially baby quilts.

  10. Barbara D. says:

    I am fairly new at quilting. My mother quilted so I learned a little about hand quilting. I got up to 9 stitches to the inch but the lines were not straight, but I tried! LOL
    Now after many years have pasted I am trying my hand at it again but this time it is on the home sewing machine. I like all types of quilting designs. I am now just learning so I have not decided what type of a quilter I am.

  11. Maureen V says:

    I’m new to quilting & haven’t really done anything yet. I did take a short class in paper quilting which I thought was fun! It’s nice to see a different take on quilts. Have never seem the modern quilt patterns.

  12. Sue Martin says:

    I love them all, but my favorite has to be art quilts – just let it flow.

  13. Kelli says:

    I like to make patchwork or scrappy quilts.

  14. Cheryl says:

    I love crazy quilting!

  15. Jennifer says:

    Also new to quilting and am loving the modern designs!

  16. Mollie says:

    I definitely prefer patchwork in traditional patterns, but I love using more modern bright prints. I really like some of the simpler more graphic quilting designs (repetitive lines, straight or curvy).

  17. sue t says:

    I’ve been making Jelly Roll Race quilts lately. They’re fast, easy, and they actually get finished! I like to make a modern style design on the other side out of a few larger pieces of the fabric from the same line as the jelly roll, along with a strip of Chinese coins cut off the edge of the jelly roll side. That way the quilts have two tops and no back. I also have 2 modern quilts in the works.

  18. Sunny says:

    I have done a little bit of traditional quilting in the past. I haven’t done any for a few years. Now, though, I feel drawn back towards quilting in a modern style.

  19. Mary Mag says:

    I haven’t made a quilt yet but do have it on my list to do. I like the modern quilts the best. I don’t think I have the patience for the pieced traditional quilts.

  20. Kathy says:

    I have only made one quilt in my life time and it was clearly an act of love. Because I thought it had to have 14 pieces in one block and it surely had to be hand sewn to be a true quilt it became the project of my nightmare. Never again! I have now became much older and wiser. I love the look of a modern quilt with the sleek lines. I have recently tried to encourage my oldest daughter to sew and think that a modern quilt all sewn by machine would give her the boot to start to sew. Simple shapes, simple lines make a project so quickly and will be her interest piqued.

  21. cindy says:

    I actually have made a couple memory quilts with photos. Then piece work around them. They have been cherished by the ones receiving them…

  22. John S says:

    I do all kinds of quilting, but especially like hand applique when I have the time.

  23. Maureen Forehan says:

    I love all kinds of quilts. Modern ones can take as much or more work than traditional quilts. Even if I am not into the design or color of a quilt, I can admire the work that a person has put into the quilt and the thought.

  24. Barbara Norton says:

    I prefer traditional quilting but my daughters are etermined to bring me into the modern times in quilting! I admit I am a little excited about trying to do modern ( just don’t tell them!)

  25. Kathy E. says:

    I’m a relative newbie to quilting, but not sewing. I’ve been happy with my results when using quilt-as-you-go strip quilting. I’ve got several square-foot blocks done, in hopes of making a quilt for the guest room. I’ve also used this format to make placemats and a matching runner. I’d love to get more into quilting!

  26. Debby says:

    I like traditional, but sometimes I’ll throw something more modern into the mix. Results can get interesting sometimes.

  27. Rosemary Griffis says:

    I haven’t started quilting yet, but my first kit arrived yesterday, I’m more of a modernist, so this book would be perfect for me to have. I love strong colors — either prints or solids. I’d like to make a quilt that looks like a Mondrian painting. Art quilts are gorgeous, but I’d need about 2 or 3 more minutes’ training to accomplish something that expressive. :/

  28. Carol K E says:

    I prefer traditional patterns, but with a twist. Table runners have been my main project over the winter as I have been limited to space in our RV.

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  30. kbo says:

    I’m a modernist thinking inside a traditionalist needle worker. I like to create Art quilts most of all.

  31. Carol Womack says:

    I’ve been quilting for a very long time and I’m intrigued by the idea of “modern” quilting. It’s like the architecture–spare and elegant. But you have to know the rules of traditional quilting before you can break them.

  32. Rosa Smith says:

    I love all kinds of quilting and am trying to use up some of my 50 years of stash. I do love art quilts, using fabrics for the background and appliquing or embroidering animals ect on them. its a lot of fun, sort of like painting. Everyone seems to love them.

  33. Mary says:

    Modern for me, please. The first quilts I made (as a teen in the 70′s) were modern, and I didn’t even know it. Clean, simple lines, and mostly solid colors, even though I was using traditional patterns. When I got older, and had more exposure, I moved to “Amish” quilts, with the dark and bright palettes. Now my preference has a name and new ideas, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

  34. Flora Humphrey says:

    I typically piece and enjoy a variety of patterns and blocks. I enjoy tradditional and modern quilts and would love to try art/landscape quilting.

  35. ROSE NELSON says:

    I love the Modern Quilting. I have always loved quilts, but this is so refreshing. I think it would be easier to do than a lot of quilt stitches and desgigns that I have seen over the years.

  36. Rosemary Huxter says:

    I do mostly traditional, but will definitely be trying modern quilts in the near future. I love everything about quilting!

  37. Leora B says:

    I have just started getting into quilting.. I really like the modern looking ones and would love to try a landscape quilt.. hopefully someone will offer a block of the month for landscaping in my area soon.

  38. Jeanne says:

    I have been pretty traditional but I am finding that I like some of the more modern ideas and can see some great ways to use them to make some focus quilts using my stashes of kitties, butterflies, and native american themed fabrics!

  39. Niki says:

    Definitely modern ones, but not always in the most modern of colors.

  40. Savannagal says:

    I definitely prefer modern quilt designs to the more traditional designs, though I do love the look of a very scrappy quilt too. I love bright pops of color.

  41. Mary Torpy says:

    I tend do what ever strikes me at the moment love a variety of different styles and types of crafting in general. I’ve made quilts, done mending, even made 2 wedding dresses. for my daughters. My sewing runs the full spectrum

  42. judy revell says:

    i am pretty new to quilting, i have made a couple in the past but i think it’s something i want to get into a bit more, all the new patterns are wonderful..

  43. Margo says:

    I love admiring traditional quilts, but lately I’ve really been experimenting with modern quilting. I love the use of color!

  44. Jane C. says:

    Actually it is modern quilts that speak to me. Probably because they can be quilted with straight lines on my 1955 Elna Supermatic that has a darning plate cover to enable free motion quilting. I love the Gee’s Bend quilts. Crossing my fingers on this giveaway.

  45. Kim Greaves says:

    I have just started quilting and are beginning with simple, old-school styles, with alot of hopes to expand and learn all aspects of this craft. Thank you for this opportunity.

  46. Trudy L says:

    Lately I’m more of a modernist. I love all styles of quilting but have leaned a lot towards scrappier quilts of late, mostly because I am trying to use up some of my stash.