A Little Light Summer Reading….

My prize for being a Blogger’s Quilt Festival viewer’s choice winner was $100 worth of quilting books from Martingale/That Patchwork Place. Whoo hoo! I had fun picking out these four books below:

Modern NeutralsModern Neutrals: A Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns by Amy Ellis.

She’s the host of the semi-annual blogger’s quilt fest and a fantastic quilt designer, too!


Modern BabyModern Baby: Easy, Fresh, and Fun Quilt Designs, a compilation book featuring 14 projects including one from fellow blogging buddy Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.

Other contributing designers whose names I recognize are Amy Smart, Carolyn Friedlander, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe.


Skip the BordersSkip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts by Julie Herman.

Perhaps my favorite design aspect of modern quilting is borderless quilts!

It includes 15 stunning quilts pieced by Julie, 14 of which are machine quilted by Angela Walters. This is eye candy indeed!


Modern Quilts from the Blogging UniverseModern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, a compilation of 19 beautiful unique quilts with a modern aesthetic.

Some bloggers from the book I follow are Amy Ellis, Natalia Bonner, Jeni Baker, Heather Jones, Megan Jimenez, Kati Spencer, Jennifer Mathis, and Lee Heinrich.

Now I’m sort hoping they’ll come out with a sequel. 🙂


It was barely a year ago that I first discovered modern quilting and brought along the first modern book I ever purchased to read while relaxing at the beach.

Beach Book

Modern Books at the Beach 2012

I plan on diving into my new stash of books during this summer’s trip. Plus I want to catch up on all of the Craftsy Classes I’ve signed up for! So stay tuned for updates. 🙂

12 thoughts on “A Little Light Summer Reading….

  1. Jannette says:

    I picked up Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe at my LQS a few weeks ago – and I think I have 9 or 10 quilts bookmarked to do ASAP! Can’t believe how my quilting tastes have changed in the past 7 years! I never would have made a quilt unless everything matched everything else – and scrappy quilts? No way! Now I’m doing modern, scrappy quilts and loving every minute of it!

  2. GrandyKandy says:

    Enjoy your summer! You made me laugh when you said ‘catch up on all your Craftsy classes.’ That is totally me! I have 6 classes bought and only watched 2 segments of one class. I need to catch up too!

  3. Ronda Trepagnier says:

    Are you saying you’ve only been quilting a year? But you are so good… Now I’m really impressed! 🙂 enjoy your books!

  4. Denise in PA says:

    Great prize! I love all of those books. I also love the quilting book on the beach photo!! I was just leafing through that book again last night before I went to sleep!

  5. Emily says:

    Oh, excellent! I check quilting books out from my local library all the time, now I have a few new titles to add to my hold list! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lucy@charmaboutyou says:

    How brilliant! I just picked up 3 free books from my sons school – world book night ones not quilty ones so that’s my summer reading sorted too! I look forward to seeing how they inspire you!

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