Ultimate Modern Quilt Block Collection
by Daisy Dodge
Daisy Dodge is a member of my local Modern Quilt Guild chapter. At a meeting, she mentioned that she had a book coming out and she was gracious enough to send me a copy. (FYI–I gave away this book in my recent library destash for my newsletter readers.)
Her website: Daisy Dodge Art
Daisy undertook an interesting challenge. Inspired by the Bauhaus art movement, she created patterns for 113 modern quilt blocks. The Bauhaus artists, including textile artist Annie Albers, created designs that have influenced modern quilt design to this day.
I think this book is a useful addition to our bookshelf when we want to create a modern quilt. If ou are looking for blocks that would work well in a contemporary or modern quilt of your own design, this is a handy reference.
In addition to the blocks, she has included other useful information:
- an overview on paper piercing basics
- a brief introduction to color theory (For more on color theory, check out my ondemand webinars on Color and Maximalism HERE.)
- 4 quilt designs using some of the blocks
- paper piercing templates
In addition, she has included basic cutting and piercing instructions for regular piercing using the templates or by making your own templates. This is a real timesaver when you want to draft your own designs.
This book is available from BookShop.org and other bookstores.
Here’s a sample quilt from her book.