Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Modern Blocks

It's arrived!  It's arrived!  Ever since I saw this on Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle I have been obsessed!  Well, I ran to Amazon, but there was a several week delay on shipping. Argh!  Anyway, it's here now and I can not get enough.


It's Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers, assembled by Suzanne Woods.  Indeed there's a plethora of blocks to choose from.  I keep paging through the book and fall in love with a new one each review.  One to suit every mood.  Some I fell in love with immediately, others I could see I will never use.  Most importantly, those unloved blocks are the minority.

Each block is presented as a full page photograph on the left and then the pattern instructions on the right.  I really wish it was spiral bound so it would lay flat, but I'll work around that :)  I had a hard time finding sneak peeks online, so I thought I'd share some with you but without giving away the pattern details.  Wouldn't want to give away the thunder of each designer!


Do you love it? Want to see more?  How about these:




Now many of these you can just figure out on your own with a little fiddling.  Here's the thing: they have great cutting instructions and easy to follow assembly diagrams.  They make it easy for you!  Now get out to your local bookstore and have a look for yourself!

17 comments:

Nicky said...

You're going to be very busy then!

Sarah said...

This is SO on my Christmas list! Happy reading :-)

Debbie said...

Great book! Do you know there's a flickr group that folks are putting pics of their blocks in? It's called 99 Modern Blocks.

Kristen said...

It is a neat book! I'll have to check it out.

patchworkdelights said...

Ok that's it I have to buy one of these!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks like a great book - thanks for the sneak peek!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I have this on my Amazon basket too. (and a few others) Looks good!

Flying Blind... said...

Yay!! I should be on commission! It's such a great resource - not that I have 'used' it yet!

Katy Cameron said...

It's so fab isn't it? I think I went through most of a pack of post-its on it marking out things to try!

Fiona said...

I've been thinking about that book. Might add it to my Christmas 'want' list

Sheila said...

Bought this as a pressie last week and had a sneaky peek - loved it.

tink's mom said...

Great looking book thanks for the peek.

I understand that the big printing chains will take a book and spiral bind it. Never tried it but it might be worth looking into.

Lynne said...

I added that book to my wishlist today; I think I have to go back to work so I can justfy buying things like that for myself! (But I am enjoying retirement a little too much)!

Kathy said...

Just as well Christmas is coming up - I can pop it on my wish list for Santa!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I won an e-book version of this book in a giveaway. I have had so much fun flipping (virtually) the pages. I can't wait to try a few.

pippablue said...

Ooooh! Another one for the Christmas list :)

Susan said...

I've got one myself and love it! Talked about it in my latest podcast which just went live today. So many to choose from but I'm drawn to the All or Nothing, Diamond Triptych and Parisian Star. :)

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