Imagine Quilts

Imagine Quilts by Dana Bolyard contains a mix of modern and contemporary quilts.

Martingale - Imagine Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)

If you are looking for ideas on modern quilts and what they look like, this is a good place to start.  I think my favorite modern quilt in Dana’s book is the following one.  Notice how there is mostly blank/negative space without blocks?  Her quilter Russ Adams did a great job of incorporating the ampersand into the stitching, I think. 

Martingale - Imagine Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Here’s another cute, modern quilt.

Martingale - Imagine Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)

And, a more contemporary quilt; I like how it makes a statement.

Martingale - Imagine Quilts (Print version + eBook bundle)

Dana does a good job of giving you tips on finding inspiration around you to create your own quilt designs,  combining colors based on your stash, and using traditional blocks in new ways.  You can find her book at Martingale’s website here

Many thanks to Martingale and their photographer, Brent Kane, for providing this book and pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.