Friday, December 7, 2012


When I saw the advertising in various quilting magazines and on the Internet about a new magazine soon to be published called Modern Quilts Unlimited, I decided to take a chance and subscribe.  The premier issue arrived in my mailbox several weeks ago but I kept forgetting to write a post about it.  If I hadn't checked the list I keep for posting ideas, it would have slipped right past me.


There were several patterns in this issue that I liked – such as the Dresden plate called “Eating in Bed” found on page 17.
Dresden plate eating in bed modern quilts fall 2012
This is a very traditional pattern made with exciting colors and fabrics that are oh so cute.  There is even a cute "quilt as you go" iPad Cover.  I may have to make this one for my Mom’s new iPad.

Furthermore, there was a profile of  improvisational quilter Jacquie Gering who apparently is a huge influence in the modern quilting world.  My favorite quilt in this whole issue is one of Jacquie’s called “Outside In.”

gehrig quilt outside in modern quilt mag fall 2012

Isn’t it just gorgeous – both the design and the quilting.  I can see how she became so influential.

There are 12 patterns for all in three different experience levels, plus several pages of fabrics suitable for the “modern” look.  I am more into the solid colors and especially like the pillow pattern found on page 45.

tilework pillow modern quilt mag fall 2012

Keep this in mind during these Winter months:
“Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing.”
~Author Unknown
a red Signature
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the magazine review....looks really interesting!


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