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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. Deb says:

    I have done some curved piecing but nothing has challenging as in the book. Looking forward to learning something new.

  2. Lauramy says:

    I am a relatively novice quilter and have only really been doing simple square patchwork quilts, but I’m eager to try something more advanced. This book would be awesome for dipping my toes into curves and stripes!

  3. Miriam says:

    Yvonne, I find circles and curves, strips and stripes fascinating in quilting and would love to win the book! I also want to let you know that i made a transparency placemat in brown and tan using your great tutorial. Now i need to make some more! Great tutorial! Thank you!

  4. Sandy Allen says:

    I have pieces curves, mostly by hand. I haven’t lined up stripes with curves, though!

  5. I am so excited for Daisy and Heather to have this new book, Yvonne! What a great collaboration of their work. I’ve pieced lots of curves, but not with stripe matching… I love how easy they make it look with these designs!

  6. Looks like a great book. I’m looking forward to taking a class from Heather at QuiltCon next week!

  7. Kathy E. says:

    I have pieced curves with pretty good success, but I’ve never lined up stripes with them! I’m up for a challenge, though!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  8. Christi says:

    I love piecing curves but lining up stripes sounds like a nightmare. I will have to learn how to do this one.

  9. Judy Sturm says:

    I have not used curves in my quilting yet, but I am certainly not afraid to try. Sounds like fun!

  10. Pamela Reim says:

    Limited experience with curves so this book would opoen up new challenges

  11. Susan Kissell says:

    My experience with curves have been Drunkard’s Path and some applique– nothing like the examples given. It would be great fun to update my skill set!

  12. smilesfromkate says:

    I have had experience of curves but mainly drunkards path, by hand and machine, and appliqué circles too. The book sounds very interesting, thank you.

  13. Anita says:

    I have done some curved piecing earlier, but have not matched curves and stripes. I would love to dive into the great book and make quilts like these bold ones!

  14. suzanne Yerks says:

    Very nice review on the book. It looks so nice also. I love sewing curves and there are so many challenging looking quilts shown here,I love a challenge. Good way to learn new things.

  15. Carol Dennis says:

    I have a little experience with curved piecing, but I would love to master it and make these fabulous quilts! Heather’s designs are so modern and delightful. I have enjoyed your designs also.

  16. Beth Talmage says:

    I was worried about sewing curves, but I used the Curvemaster foot and it was a breeze!

  17. Andee McKenica says:

    Your curves and stripes are a great combination. I’d like to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to get a copy of the book.

  18. Janet M says:

    I’m decent at sewing curves but lining up stripes – not so much!

  19. Jennifer says:

    This is so fun! I have sewn curved seams for clothes, but it feels less intimidating than for quilting!

  20. Sally KingSally says:

    I have done some curves but never with stripes. Would love this challenge!

  21. Frances M Brooks says:

    would love to learn how to piece curves so they lie flat and look like a curve not a bumpy squared wheel.

  22. Rachel says:

    Those are beautiful quilts! Thank you for hosting the giveaway. It would be so challenging and fun to try any of the projects in that book!

  23. Rachel says:

    … Sorry, I accidentally posted only half of my comment 🙂 I have done some curved piecing, but not much with stripes. It would be fun to learn how to combine them!

  24. quilterka says:

    I have not done lots of curve piecing, maybe one or two blocks. I consider it as a big challenge for me. martisovitsd (at) central (dot) edu

  25. spierssusan says:

    I tried putting together a placemat with straights &’curves! It can be challenging & took a few tries!

  26. Chris K. says:

    No, I can’t think of any curved piecing I’ve done. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Patty says:

    I think this book looks wonderful! Just getting into curves now and loving it!

  28. farmquilter says:

    I have made a Drunkard’s Path, but never tried to combine curves with stripes!

  29. Suzanne says:

    I’ve pieced curves without TOO much trouble, but this looks like a real challenge. It’s gonna be fun to try!!

  30. suzanprincess says:

    Haven’t pieced curves yet, but I want to–as a visual learner, this book could help me get there!

  31. OOH! That Lys is fabulous! No I haven’t pieced stripes within curves, but I’ve done a fair bit of curves, mostly free-form!

  32. Melissa Quinn says:

    I love love love curves in a quilt! It’s on my quilty bucket list, to someday make a quilt with lots of curves.

  33. Teresa says:

    There are so many exciting designs in this book, I’m not sure where to start – but it will be fun figuring it out!

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