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Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers Paperback – Nov 16 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (Nov. 16 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607054450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607054450
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.6 x 25.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Enjoyable - like some of the ideas
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9a92824c) out of 5 stars 41 reviews
68 of 76 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99afa144) out of 5 stars Not So Great for Several Good Reasons Jan. 10 2012
By R. W. Warren - Published on
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After a highly anticipated wait from my quilt shop custom order of this popular publication, I was quite disappointed at the content.
1) The block construction assumes you are making just one block. There are no short cuts. It will having you piecing tiny squares instead of providing instructions that might be helpful like sewing several strips together then cutting.
2) Lots of repeats. I felt short changed that one block only differed from another by an embroidery design.
3) Difficult to image what an entire quilt would look like with the one block view. The beauty of many quilts is the flow of the blocks creating an image. This books leaves it to your imagination.
4) Sick of grey. I know that the color grey is popular in the modern quilt movement, but really...throw in more chocolate brown. I was pretty sick of the grey.

The text of the book points out that its purpose "could be" a sampler. In that case, some of the above issues may not be relevant I will give you that.

For a better modern quilt resources, I suggest anything by Elizabeth Hartman, including her wonderful blog at [...] which includes some of the very best information, ideas and free patterns. I also enjoy checking out with the Portland Modern Quilting guild is up to as they seem to be the very heart of the modern movement. Just my 2 cents. Happy quilting.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99afa1bc) out of 5 stars Disappointed Aug. 16 2012
By Knitting_Knut - Published on
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Yes, there are 99 blocks - some may require specific fabric (owl prints,dogs,etc), some were very complicated, some were easy, some were ridiculous, some were 'okay,' and a few were spectacular; but all were just displayed in just the one block - you never got an overall idea of how it would look in a finished multiple block quilt (unless you are naturally blessed with that ability.) It would have been nice to see how at least a few completed projects would look. Also the fabric needed was sometimes in quarter yards, but many patterns with many pieces had 'inch by inch' measurements for every piece -- those seemed to be the ones I liked, but to calculate how much yardage I would need for a quilt is more than I want to do. The book is nice to look at, but it is really not practical unless you like the tediousness of calculating yardage, copying patterns from the back of the book (many require enlargement, and you know how well pages from books hold true when xeroxing - there will be some 'warpage' from the book binding) and figuring out just how multiples will look when you get done. If they make another version, I would put the patterns on a 'pull-out,' at least the ones that need magnification. All in all, out of the 99 blocks, I would do only 3 from the front cover that drew my eye to the book and 1-2 more from the inside. I cannot recommend this book for people looking to make an uncomplicated quilt, but it was lovely to look at.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99eea150) out of 5 stars some good blocks but lacking May 8 2012
By sewer - Published on
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No block book should ever be without diagrams showing how the blocks look in a quilt yet this book has none. It's hard to tell whether the blocks will actually look good set in a quilt.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99afa7e0) out of 5 stars Modern Blocks ed Susanne Woods Oct. 17 2011
By Carol Jordan - Published on
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I just got this book today and it is awesome. 99 blocks designed by a variety of quilters. Lots of clever ideas for design and color. Each block is designed for 12" finished so an album quilt is possible. I can't wait to start sewing. Recommended for all those who like contemporary styles.Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99afa8d0) out of 5 stars Interesting blocks, unsatisfactory book Jan. 8 2012
By critical reader - Published on
Format: Paperback
Many of these blocks are very interesting, and there is a great variety in technique, style, and difficulty. The directions seem clear also, although I haven't tried any.

However, the book is very thin on helpful information about what a block might look like when make into a quilt, what kind of setting might be effective, what kind of value contrast would work. An experienced quilter or someone with quilt design software can figured this out of course, but many quilters like more help. It is especially needed here since these modern blocks are so unfamiliar. The editor seems to have left it to the individual designers to offer suggestions instead of doing some work herself. Disappointing.