Free Pattern + Fabric Friday is still up through the weekend! Play our little game of “Which Fabrics Would You Choose?” with the awesome, reversible Split Personality Reversible Bag, and win the pattern plus the fabric to make the bag!

We’re excited to participate in the big weekend book celebration for the new Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

Jacquie and Katie have led the charge with a here-to-last trend toward fresh, modern quilting designs! You know Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio, the Modern Quilt Guild board and you might remember her gorgeous project here on the blog for our Christmas in July series or her fun interview. Katie from Sew Katie Did has also joined us on the blog and wows us all the time with her designs; she is talented teacher of improvisational quilting, value and general quilting in her hometown (Seattle for any of you local sewists!).

Quilting Modern explores seven core improvisational techniques, with a collection of projects for each technique to help you learn, practice and create. Make quilts, wall hangings, pillowcases and table accessories, and stretch your skills with step-by-step guidance from Jacquie and Katie.

There’s just the right, hard-to-find mix here in Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts— Enough support, tips, technique and design to give you confidence and skills, plus improvisational tools to give you freedom in your quilting approach.

We’re so happy for Jacquie and Katie, and we’re excited to learn from Quilting Modern too. It’s packed full of inspiration, must-do projects and the modern quilting we love.

Stop by the other sites involved in this weekend’s Quilting Modern celebration to learn more. You can see lots of amazing projects inspired by the book and learn a little more about the designs. Many of the stops have a chance for you to win a copy of the book too, so settle in and have fun!

Tall Grassprairie Studio
Sew Katie Did
A Stitch in Dye
Fat Quarterly blog
Film in the Fridge
Generation Q
Handmade by Alissa
Happy Zombie
Oh, Fransson!
One Shabby Chick
Pink Chalk Studio
Quilting is my Therapy
Red Pepper Quilts
Sew Take a Hike
West Coast Crafty
Whip Up
Wise Craft

(What an incredibly talented group of sewists, right?!… What fun!)

Also, don’t miss Quilting Modern’s Flickr Group which already includes some stunning, finished quilts!