Think Big

Think Big – Quilts, Runners, and Pillows from 18″ Blocks by Amy Ellis is full of modern and contemporary projects to nurture the modern soul.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

The 10 large blocks included in this book make it easy to put together a quilt in a short amount of time.  You will learn how to conquer your fear of rounded corners with the following block.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

The following quilt looks like it would be rather complex, but it is actually simple to put together.

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Think Big (Print version + eBook bundle)

Even if you are not a fan of modern quilts, these patterns can be combined with any kind of fabric for a quick, weekend project or gift.

If you are interested in finding out more about this book, head on over to Martingale’s website here.

Many thanks to Martingale and their photographer, Brent Kane, for providing this book and the pictures for me to share with you!

Sew a Modern Home

Sew a Modern Home – Quilts and More for Every Room by Melissa Lunden

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Melissa does a good job of including a wide variety of items you can make for your home or as gifts.  Not only are there patterns for quilts, but also placemats, napkins, a table runner, plushie toys for kids, and a crib set to include fitted crib sheets… and more!

I think my favorite quilt in this book is this next one.  I like the clean, straight lines.  They look a bit curved to me, but I think that is just the quilting, which gives it movement.

Martingale - Sew a Modern Home (Print version + eBook bundle)

In this crib set, you will get directions for how to make the baby quilt, the bumper bad, and the fitted sheet.  Cool, huh!  Plus, see that turquoise penguin under the quilt?  She gives directions for how to make it as well.

Martingale - Sew a Modern Home (Print version + eBook bundle)

You can’t see it in the picture below, but Melissa has directions on how to make the napkins with a pocket to hold the eating utensils.  The napkin’s have a triangle (flying geese) on them to match the placemats and table runner.

Martingale - Sew a Modern Home (Print version + eBook bundle)

If you would like to see more about this book you can go to Martingale’s website here.