"Modern Heritage Quilts-New Classics for Every Generation" by Amy Ellis. This book has beautiful photos and instructions that are easy to follow and understand.
Some of the patterns require templates, which are included in the book so you can trace or photocopy them as you wish.
"What makes a scrap quilt successful?" Amy asked some of her quilty friends and you'll find those quotes in this book as well.
There are 12 quilts in the book, and she breaks down the patterns in 2 ways. The traditional method, where yardage and cutting instructions are given for the entire project. Or the "One at a Time" method, which is great for anyone who has limited time to commit to sewing or who wants to scrap bust from their stash.
Some of my favorites from the book are:
" The Comfort Quilt". This design uses the popular plus block in 2 different sizes, lots of great low volume neutrals and space for some creative quilting.
"Serendipity". With improvisational piecing to use up those strings and scraps, and templates to achieve perfect points this quilt is fun and dynamic.
"Chic Mania". Take a simple block and make it modern by using it in 3 different sizes. What a fantastic way to show off your favorite novelty prints.
"Brilliance". I love the clean simplicity of this quilt, the bright prints sparkle against the solid background. Definitely a case of less=more.
"Mingle". This design showcases just a handful of prints and Low volume fabrics, in a dramatic way. The template instructions make this quilt easy to put together.
Which is why, it is the 1st quilt from this book that I am making... Here are the handful of blocks I put together this weekend.
I am really happy with this book, it has lots of quilts I want to make, and has created some ideas for some quilt designs of my own.