‘Quilting the New Classics’ connects contemporary, modern
“Quilting the New Classics” is a collection of patterns from big name designers featuring a traditional and modern interpretation of 10 quilt blocks. With 20 quilt designs in all, the patterns, designed specifically for this book, connect the rich traditions of quilting with the modern look many quilters are trending toward today.
Featuring some of the most recognizable patterns – double wedding ring, crazy quilt, Dresden plate, bear paw, log cabin, nine patch, hexagon, yo-yo, flying geese and rail fence – the book offers side-by-side comparisons of traditional patterns and modern interpretations of the classic designs. The book connects our quilting heritage with modern trends with each pattern.
Some of the more striking contrasts in the book are the double wedding ring. The traditional pattern is scrappy with pink centers as you would expect. But the modern pattern features a chevron print for the center and solid fabrics for the rings. The bear paw too offers significant contrast, with the traditional featuring red and brown fabrics that would look perfect in a cabin in the woods, while the modern evokes the image of a mother bear and her cubs in a gender neutral crib quilt.
Author Michelle Muska, chose quilt pattern designers to create projects for this book based on their ability to design in the given style, while appreciating the traditional roots or modern interpretations. No matter what your personal quilting preference, the designs in “Quilting the New Classics” can inspire and teach as you move forward in your quilting journey.
One aspect I appreciated in the book was a paragraph from each designer about the inspiration behind each quilt. All the quilts we make tell a story, and I enjoyed reading the tales behind these quilts from the women who created them.
Each of the 20 designs comes with a pattern, easy-to-follow instructions and templates, so you can recreate your own or use the design as a starting point to inspire your own quilts.
Sterling Publishing is hosting a giveaway for this book. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below with your preferred quilting style and favorite block pattern. Good luck!
Sterling Publishing provided a copy of “Quilting the New Classics” for review. Opinions are my own.