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Product Code: 10849
ISBN: 
978-1-60705-486-3
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144p, color
Modern Minimal
20 Bold & Graphic Quilts
Author: Alissa Haight Carlton
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Quilts get super sleek and ultra modern with these gorgeously graphic designs that use lots of open space to show off the simplicity of the quilting. Add a splash of sophistication to your home by draping one over your bed or couch, or change up the color palette to make one for baby's room. These beginner-friendly quilt projects work well with any décor, in any room, for everyone in your family!

• Each of the 20 projects offers instructions for 2 quilting options
• Designs are perfect for all your solid fabrics-accent with your favorite prints!
• Try straight, strip, or improvisational piecing using strips, squares, and rectangles

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Reviews
Review By: Ruth Al-Mushadani,   Creative Troupe - March 23, 2012
This is a real visual feast for anyone who loves bold colours and a fabulous newer modern approach to quilting.  There are no small blocks or requirements to buy 20 fat quarters, just plain bold minimal shapes and therefore less fabric wastage. In addition two ways of machine quilting the quilts giving interesting results – all beautifully explained.  The quilts are constructed in larger pieces, not built up in a grid like way, often using the full width of the fabrics. The quilts vary in size from baby quilts and lap quilts to a 90 x 95 inch giant.  Some requiring just two fabrics, the fabulous quilt on the front page uses just four. The tips are highlighted and the construction and cutting is visual – which really helps when cutting out.   The quilting options for me where just amazing as I only hand quilt or send my quilt tops to be long arm quilted, just because I’m terrified of ruining what has taken so long to make.  However, the clear diagrams and well-explained instruction really do help to give confidence. A great book for any quilter!

Review   MODERN patchwork - April 17, 2012
"Modern Minimal is perfect for anyone who has been admiring the bold modern quilts that use mainly solid fabrics, but been too timid to attempt one. With a wonderful take on graphic quilts, author Alissa Haight Carlton helps readers get over their fear of negative space on a quilt top. There are chapters on both white and negative space and colorful negative space. Her projects feature stylish yet deceivingly simple quilt patterns. With an entire chapter dedicated to imporvisational piecing, readers learn how to master the art of randomness. As an added bonus, each of the 20 patterns has two suggestions from Carlton on how to quilt your piece. For those interested in graphic quilts, this is a must-have book."

Review   Scrap Quilt - June 1, 2012
Join the modern quilt movement and make simple, yet boldly graphic quilts for your home. Remember that old adage "Less is more?" These quilts make a strong impact with less complicated designs and fewer, less busy fabrics.

Review   TAS Newsletter - July 10, 2012
The Modern Quilt movement is taking hold and is getting the lion's share of the credit for brining younger quilters into the world of quilting. Alissa Haight Carlton's book "Modern Minimal" presents instructions for creating 20 beautiful, colorful, graphic and modern quilts. If you have wanted to try your hand at creating a "modern" style quilt I highly recommend you start here. Modern quilts are different in that they are not built block by block as in a traditional quilt. Alissa's method of imagining the quilt as a whole and using just a few yards of beautifully colored solid fabric allows for fast cutting and easy assembly. These type of quilts provide greater areas for quilting and the book covers both machine and hand quilting instructions. Beginner stitchers will achieve a sense of instant satisfaction because these quilts are put together using the 1/4 inch seam allowance and straight edge stitching. No complicated and often frustrating curves, triangle and other shapes to deal with. The basic quilt instructions included everything you need to know to make a quilt, from tools to how to assemble the quilt sandwich and finally quilting your quilt and adding the binding. Each project provides easy to understand cutting and stitching instructions as well as two suggestions on different way to quilt the piece. Give this book to someone you know just starting out or treat yourself and add a new quilt style to your quilting arsenal.

Review   whipstitchfabrics.com - July 11, 2012
Finally, there’s Alissa Haight Carlton‘s Modern Minimal, which uses all solid fabrics to create quilts with lots of negative space and clean lines and warmth to them.  I was impressed, as always, by Alissa’s use of quilting lines to enhance the design, and loved that her book–like these others–offers suggestions for additional quilting designs that would accent the patchwork, but give a different emotional component to the quilt itself.  I love the colors she chooses, and the way her designs aren’t based on blocks but instead on an overall composition that takes advantage of large pieces of fabric with an emphasis on color.

Review   The Applique Society - July 10, 2012
The Modern Quilt movement is taking hold and is getting the lion’s share of credit for bringing younger quilters into the world of quilting. Alissa Haight Carlton’s book “Modern Minimal” presents instructions for creating 20 beautiful, colorful, graphic and modern quilts. If you have wanted to try your hand at creating a “modern” style quilt I highly recommend you start here. Modern quilts are different in that they are not built block by block as in a traditional quilt. Alissa’s method of imagining the quilt as a whole and using just a few yards of beautifully colored solid fabric allows for fast cutting and easy assembly. These type of quilts provide greater areas for quilting and the book cov- ers both machine and hand quilting instructions. Beginner stitchers will achieve a sense of instant satisfaction because these quilts are put together using the 1/4 inch seam allowance and straight edge stitching. No complicated and often frustrating curves, triangle and other shapes to deal with. The basic quilt instructions included everything you need to know to make a quilt, from tools to how to assemble the quilt sandwich and finally quilting your quilt and adding the binding. Each project provides easy to under- stand cutting and stitching instructions as well as two suggestions on different way to quilt the piece. Give this book to someone you know just starting out or treat yourself and add a new quilt style to your quilting arsenal.

Review   Modern Quilts Unlimited - November 1, 2012
22 Project, perfect for solid fabrics. Straight, strip or improvisational piecing allows you to relax and enjoy the quilting process and create lots of negative space for quilting. Two options are offered with each pattern.

Review   overthekitchencounter.com - December 19, 2012
This is the perfect addition to my modern quilting library and Alissa Haight Carlton has written a fantastic book full of great ideas, 20 gorgeous projects, and a ton of useful information on quilt-making.  She is one talented quilt designer!  While I've yet to make one of the bold, crisp quilts I'm sure excited to!Alissa gives the quilter permission to not be perfect - and that means a less-stressful, more fun way to quilt as far as I'm concerned!  The piecing is 1/4" seam/straight-line sewing and there are no fussy or complicated blocks to make.  Also, the feature I love most about this book is the Quilting Options section for each pattern.  There are TWO quilting options offered: the design the author used and an alternate, with a sketch of each over the entire quilt.  This makes it soooo much easier to envision the completed quilt - even if I depart from the suggestions it gives me a starting point of inspiration or a get out of 'quilt as desired' free card!  I really love this book and can't wait to make one of the quilts...and quilt it!  (I love Alissa's quilting designs and they are all so do-able!  It kind of takes the fear out of the quilting process when you see how beautiful quilts can look with simple, easy quilting!)