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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Lucky Spool’sĀ Essential Guild to Modern Quilt Making!

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What a great book this is. I was thrilled to be a part of it. It’s made up of 10 different chapters that each take you through a building block of modern quilting. The book covers everything from color to quilting. My sister (who doesn’t quilt at all) was flipping through it and said “wow – this is the book to get someone who’s interested in modern quilting…There so much information in here.” She’s so right – the book is packed with info and tips from all of your favorite modern quilters.

Each chapter focuses in on teaching a specific topic and includes a quilt pattern that highlights that discussed topic.

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I wrote the chapter on working with solids…

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…and this is the quilt that is a pattern for my chapter.


I love this quilt. Right in my comfort zone of lots of neutrals (grays and navy and the linen here) with a pop of orange.


And lots and lots of straight line quilting of course! There’s a page of tips on that topic in my chapter of the book as well.

And guess what? If you want to pick up the book, you can get it for 20% off in the Taunton store with the coupon code EGQM20. The discount is good for your entire purchase through July 27.

Want to read along on the rest of the tour? Here are the details:

Check out this amazing list of who is in the book and their chapters. Here is the blog tour schedule:

6/23 // Chapter 1: Principles of Color // Teacher: Kari Vojtechovsky

6/24 // Chapter 2: Working with Solids // Teacher: Alissa Haight Carlton

6/25 // Chapter 3: Working with Prints // Teacher: Dan Rouse

6/26 // Chapter 4: Improvisational Patchwork // Teacher: Denyse Schmidt

6/27 // Chapter 5: The Alternate Grid // Teacher: Jacquie Gering

6/30 // Chapter 6: Circles and Curves // Teacher: Cheryl Arkison

7/01 // Chapter 7: Paper Piecing // Teacher: Penny Layman

7/02 // Chapter 8: Large-Scale Piecing // Teacher: Heather Jones

7/03 // Chapter 9: Modern Machine Quilting // Teacher: Angela Walters

7/04 // Chapter 10: A Study of Modern Quilts // Teacher: Heather Grant