Jeni Baker of In Color Order, Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew and John Adams of Quilt Dad are here to talk a bit about their contributions to Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe and the quilt blogging community. You will find these stunning quilts and 16 others in the book, all from well known quilt bloggers.
|Mini Claw Throw Quilt by Jeni Baker from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe|
The quilt blogging universe is an amazing thing to be a part of. With the help of many tutorials, I learned to quilt through quilt blogs. Without it, I may not have had the courage to take up quilting! It's so great being able to connect with other quilters, no matter where you're located. The interaction is what keeps me coming back.
|Scattered by Allison Harris from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe|
|A Shift in Perspective by John Adams from Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe|
My quilt, A Shift in Perspective, was conceived while pulling together some of my favorite fabrics into a bundle that I knew I wanted to turn into a quilt. Because I loved the prints and patterns so much, I designed something that would really highlight the combination and bring it to life. The quilt is a variation of a simple strip quilt with some movement (the shift referred to in the quilt name) for visual interest. As the quilt came together, it not only showcased the lovely fabric combination but also seemed to represent an abstract interpretation of a tree trunk -- a nice complement to the nature-inspired feel of the prints themselves.
If you haven't already, be sure to check this book out -- the number of patterns you'll surely want to make make it a great value for the price. I'd love to hear what you think of my quilt pattern, and if you happen to make one I'd be thrilled to see it! Be sure to visit me over at my blog, Quilt Dad.