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Modern Curves & Bold Stripes {Book Review & Giveaway}

It is my pleasure today to share about a book written by my two good friends Daisy Aschehoug (@warmfolk) and Heather Black (@quiltachusetts): Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes (affiliate link). As you might surmise from the title, each quilt pattern within the book combines curved piecing and striped elements. I have to admit that while I find the prospect of matching striped lines within pieced curves daunting, I’m definitely eager to learn from curve masters like Daisy and Heather.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The beautifully arranged table of contents gives you a stunning overview of the projects within the book. I am drawn to Lys (because the combination of stripes and curves seem very achievable at my current level of piecing proficiency) and Sunset Horizons (which is beautiful but intimidating to me at the same time).

Sunset Horizons

Sunset Horizons

There are 15 designs and a total of 24 quilts in the book, including the duplicates with pieced or printed stripes. I definitely appreciate that the authors included quilt options for using printed stripe fabrics! Have you pieced curves before? How about lining up stripes with curved piecing?

Book Giveaway

I have an additional copy of Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes (affiliate link) that I can ship to a US address. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter giveaway below. The giveaway closes on Wednesday, February 12th, at Midnight Eastern. The winner will be randomly selected and must reply to a confirmation email with a US shipping address within 48 hours to claim their prize.

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All pictures by Stash Books, used with permission.

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83 thoughts on “Modern Curves & Bold Stripes {Book Review & Giveaway}

  1. Liz Bess says:

    I can see why these two quilts caught your eye, i haven’t tried any curved or round piecing since the double wedding that I never finished due to the curves.

  2. Britt says:

    I love these two quilters! Their work is amazing and I’d love their book as inspiration to try more curved piecing.

  3. Cindy says:

    I’m loving the designs in the book! What a great combination – stripes and curves!

  4. Liz Horgan says:

    What an amazing idea!! Who would have thought to put curves and strips together!? The book looks great!

  5. Jan Altomare says:

    I watch both of these ladies on IG. They bring such beautiful pieces to my feed.

  6. Jacque says:

    I just bought a new curves ruler Friday, and would love to win this book.

  7. Linda Williamson says:

    Looks like a great book. I’ve never tried to do anything like this.

  8. composchoreo says:

    I’ve done curves just once or twice, never having to make stripes match! These are beautiful quilts!

  9. Nancy Lewis says:

    I have pieced curves before, and loved it. However, I have not pieced stripes into curves. I would love to try to do it.

  10. s5821140gmailcom says:

    i pieced curves for Sharon Hollanders ballon quilt, i thought it would be really hard, but in the end, i enjoyed doing it. i used solid colors though, don’t know how i would have gone about lining up the stripes……thank you for the giveaway

  11. Millissa Masters says:

    I piece curves, and have a stash stripes waiting to create with!

  12. I saw this book and wash not sure I am ready for curves so I put it on a wish list. I’d love to win it. It definitely would inspire me to try something out of my comfort zone.

  13. Rita Long says:

    I have done curved piecing but have not matched stripes. These designs are intriguing.

  14. Jayne Willis says:

    I would love to have this book! I love piecing curves but have little experience with stripes and curves. I wouldn’t be opposed to learning!

  15. Jude Brown says:

    I like to sew circles, and would love getting this book

  16. Debbie Y says:

    I love piecing curves, this is a beautiful book.

  17. Paige says:

    I am somewhat intimidated by curves, but I also sew clothes so maybe it won’t be bad with that experience? I do love the combination of the stripes with the curves in this book!

  18. Jessica Plunkett says:

    Curves are just more fun! I do love piecing a good curve. I have tried lining up some stripes on curved piecing and it was just okay 🙂 Practice will help!

  19. Kelly says:

    I agree matching stripes on a curve seems insanely frustrating. The quilts, however, are beautiful and worth the effort.

  20. Sherryl Wynne says:

    I love curves, but they can be daunting sometimes. This book is going to be great help, I just know. Plus I love all of the designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. I have pieced curves before but not with stripes. I should challenge myself to that someday!

  22. Vicki Price says:

    The previews of these bold and colorful quilts are amazing. One way or another, I’m getting this book! 🙂

  23. slmrn1 says:

    Love the designs in this book. There’s something about modern quilting I find so appealing.

  24. judithcrespo says:

    I’ve sewn curves before but never combined with stripes…looks like a wonderful challenge!

  25. Andrea says:

    Love the circles in this book!

  26. Kathryn Laposata says:

    I took a class with Becky Goldsmith on piecing curves. Not with stripes though. Yikes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. KathleenMK says:

    I have been quilting for years. Curved elements intrigue me. I can see a Batik coming out of this book! (At least from my sewing area).

  28. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such beautiful pictures. I’ve pieced in curves (not really well) but haven’t tried it with stripes. That would be a real challenge. Thanks for the review and the opportunity.

  29. Donna Widerquist says:

    I tend to shy away from curves. This book looks fascinating and something I would like to try.

  30. This book looks amazing! I have been on a curves adventure lately so perfect timing for some more inspiration!

  31. travelingro says:

    I love stripes and I really like this quilt. I have done curve piecing and it isn’t too bad .. I like the idea of curves and stripes. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Tamara Gassen says:

    I have not worked with curves before. I am seeing a lot lately. Very interested

  33. sherry says:

    These quilts are amazing. The last time I tried curved piecing was a drunkards path quilt that I did not finish, but I did start drinking;)

  34. Marie says:

    I have to say I am scared of sewing curves…. even if the projects in this book look beautiful

  35. Nancy D says:

    I have seen curves before, but not with stripes! Would like to try that challenge!

  36. Nancy D says:

    I have seen curves, but not with stripes. I love being challenged!

  37. Dorothy Schreyer says:

    The modern quilts are amazing…a totally new approach for me!

  38. Diane M says:

    The designs in this book look amazing! I have sewn curves before but have not lined them up with stripes.

  39. Claudia W says:

    It’s always been in the back of my mind to try curves. I have always liked the look.

  40. Gayla says:

    I have tried Improv curved piecing but need to learn structured curved piecing because if the design potential it offers. The quilts your friends created are graphically striking!

  41. Joan says:

    I really need help with curves!

  42. Gayla S says:

    I have tried improv curves but definitely see the design potential of structured curved piecing. The quilts in this book are so striking…I think I can, I think I can!

  43. Marti M says:

    I have pieced with curves but not with strips.

  44. Barb K says:

    I have not pieced with curves or stripes (I did take a class on Drunkard’s Path blocks but did not complete a project–would like to try it again)

  45. minnie says:

    I have some experience with curves but not strips!

  46. EllenB says:

    Using stripes with curves is a great idea and the pics of the quilts are so neat, especially the whole circles I’ve decided that this year I’m going to piece more curves, angles, and hexis than squares and half square triangles.

  47. Anne Boundy says:

    I have made a cushion with curved pieces and I know I need to learn a LOT more!! And stripes in the curved mix?!?! Sounds challenging!

  48. linda s says:

    I have pieced stripes … and pieced curves … but I don’t remember ever piecing curves made with stripes or matching the stripes for curved piecing. A new bar to surpass. 🙂


  49. sgrehome says:

    Getting more comfortable with curved piecing is my goal for 2020. This book may be just what I need!

  50. Deb Scanlon says:

    Something new to master for sure. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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