Modern Designs for Classic Quilts ~ Review and Giveaway

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Hop

Today I’m happy to share a new book with you, Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New (F+W Media) by Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson. I first met coauthor Andie last Spring when I was in Cincinnati for the International Quilt Festival. She is part of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild and they hosted a party one evening. A couple months later we worked together when organizing my visit to teach one Saturday at their guild. She is just the sweetest, funniest person. When she asked if I wanted to check out her new book, I jumped on the chance.

This book has 12 quilt projects that I think would inspire any modern quilter. You know I love solids…

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Hop

Scrappy spider web – amazing! Something like this is on my quilt bucket list.

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Hop

And I really love the minimalistic look of these off centered flying geese. And the dark solid background? It’s really striking.
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Kelly and Andie also have a thorough tips and techniques section which is always helpful to those just starting out quilting.

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Hop

Aren’t they cute?

Modern Designs for Classic Quilts Blog Hop

Kelly, Andie and F+W Media were kind enough to send me an extra book for one of you. If you’d like to try to win the copy, leave a comment and I will pick a winner Friday, 11/9, evening!

And if you’d like to see more about this book – check out the blog hop!

11/5 : AndieJohnsonSews and Stitchy Quilt Stuff
11/6 : CraftBuds
11/7 : Darling Jill Quilts
11/8 : Me!
11/9 : Generation Q
11/10 : Quilting is my Therapy
11/11 : Stitch Craft Create
11/12 : Scarlet Fig
11/13 : KZJo’s Studio
11/14 : A Little Gray
11/15 : The Tulip Patch
11/16 : Whipstitch
11/17 : The Cottage Mama
11/18 : Sew Kind of Wonderful
11/19 : LollyQuiltz
11/20 : Thomas Knauer Sews
11/21 : Pink Castle Fabrics
11/22 : Inspire Me Grey
11/23 : The Last Piece
11/24 : AndieJohnsonSews, Stitchy Quilt Stuff and Cara Quilts

++ Closing comments to pick a winner ++

The lucky winner is Dolly! Dolly said “I’d love a shot at winning that book. I just adore the modern minimalistic designs.”

Congratulations Dolly, I know you will love the book. I will be emailing you for your address.

Thanks for commenting everyone!


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      MAC says

      Hi there,
      I’ve recently retired and just started quilting for the first time. I am just completing my first quilt but had many challenges trying to find ‘modern quilt’ designs – till I discovered your site on Pinterest. Love the bright happy colours and designs you offer and would love to see this new book and what it has to offer to inspire me further.
      Thank you for all the info you provide.

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    Hi Faith! Thank you so much for this great give away! I have only two quilt books and they have been read so so much that I really would love to get new book in my hands! Looks like this is full of beautiful quilts! x Teje

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    Krista E says

    I wish I was as creative as all of you with your quilt patterns, but I am SO thankful for your blog, so I can know about these books, have opportunities to win them or buy them myself!
    Thanks so much!

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    Brittany says

    This book looks awesome! One of the first quilts I made was definitely more modern than traditional so I’d love to see what they’ve done and try out some of the patterns.

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    Emily V. says

    I think I need this. It’s going on my Amazon wish list. That way, when I don’t win it, I can still hope to get it for Christmas. If some sort of holiday miracle happens and I do win, I’ll keep it on the wish list and maybe get a second copy and share the love and pass on the first to someone else.

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    robin says

    Love the cover quilt. Would I love a copy of this book? Y E S! Thanks for sharing and for chance to win.

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    Lori says

    Not sure where I have seen this book,most likely Pinterest ,and fell in love with it. Would love to win the book!!! Thanks for the chance!

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    Lisa Marie says

    I love the blending of modern and traditional. This looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

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    I’d love to see it! I”m such a book lover. And this one looks very fun. And now that you have mentioned the phrase, I’m pretty sure I need to start a bucket list of must do quilts.

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    Margaret says

    I’d love to win Modern Designs for Classic Quilts. I’ve had my eye on it since you introduced it! Love the minimalist idea of quilting! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    I think I need this for over the holidays. I always make a top or two then and this book looks like it has some great ideas.

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    The cover quilt is so stunning. I love the modern log cabin. The flying geese on the blue is wonderful as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jennifer says

    I’d love a copy of this book! Love the chic modern patterns. I’m looking for inspiration for a quilt for my sister-in-law right now… This would help!! πŸ™‚

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    Beulah says

    A perfect book to start the year off with…A project a month!
    I love the sound of the ‘tips and techniques’.

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    Sarah F. says

    Love it! I can’t wait to get my sewing space organized at our new house & start some projects! This book would sure move to the top of my list! πŸ˜‰

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    Ginny Leonardos says

    Love these quilts! They are so fresh and young looking! My granddaughters would love them.

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    Beth Curtis says

    This book looks amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. I am especially interested in the spiderweb design.

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    Becky Greene says

    Thanks for the sneak peek inside this wonderful book. Love the Flying Geese quilt a bunch!

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    Sharon Garvey says

    Love, love the combination of modern and traditional that appears in this book. Would love to add to my library. Thanks for the chance.

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    Oh what a wonderful looking book…love the spider web and the quilt on the cover, I would so love to win, thanks for the giveaway!

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    Christie m says

    I love that spider quilt. Can’t get enough books, I think quilt books have finally exceeded my cookbooks! Thanks for the giveaway Faith.

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    Andrea Vanhofwegen says

    This is a perfect book for so many of us. I love the traditional designs but want a modern twist that gives my quilts a fresh look. Thx for sharing this book! I’d love to have it!

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    That Scrappy Spiderweb is INCREDIBLE! I doubt I have the skill for it now, but someday I’d love to give it a try.

    Thanks for the chance.

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    Susan Evans says

    I have been seeing this book around the bloghop. It looks so inspirational!
    Thanks for the chance to own it!

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    Karen B. says

    Love the use of bright colors – my how my tastes have changed over the years. Thanks for a chance to win the new book.

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    maureen b says

    What a great book. Would love to recreate some of these quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Maria do Carmo says

    Estou tentando este livro para ter o que fazer.O s´útimos(1 que ganhei e outro que comprei)estou terminando a ligação da última colcha.Fiz todas que tinham neles.E isto que quero,fazer todas para presentear no natal.Obrigada.

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    Love this book! Looks like lots of fun stuff to make! And lots of bright colors! Thank you for this great giveaway!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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    May says

    I love the log cabin & spider web patterns. Would love to see more! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Christi P. says

    Modern Quilts are so amazing. I am loving the colors and like you, I enjoy the colors on the dark backgrounds. My next quilt is going to have a brown or teal background I think. This has inspired me. Thank you for the chance to win this book!!

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    Jean Thompson says

    I would Love to Win this Book about Modern Quilts… I am a Quilter Wannabe…..THank you….

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    VickiT says

    Wow. The cover quilt is awesome. And the string spiderwebs very pretty. This looks like a great book.

    Thank you Faith for the chance to win a copy.

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    Christy says

    It’s so fun to see all the Modern Quilt Books and patterns coming out! I was a bit tired of cutting up fabirc squares and sewing them back together. Modern quilting has made sewing ‘FUN” for me again!

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    Lucy Daniel says

    What a BEAUTIFUL modern quilt book!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the chance to win this book!!!!!!!

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    Ooh, this looks like something that might inspire me to tackle the scrap bucket that ate my sewing room! Thanks for the chance, Faith!

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    usairdoll says

    WoW! Amazing quilts! Would love to add this book to my library.

    Thank you, Kelly, Andie and F&W Media for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at) gmail(dot)com

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    julie schaer says

    How do you recognize Ronald McDonald on a nude beach?
    – He’s the one with the sesame seed buns.
    (would love to be the winner!)

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    Stina says

    Wow… This book looks just wonderful!!!! Love that spider web quilt!!!!
    Thanks for giving a copy away….:0) hope I’m lucky!!!! :0))

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    Alison says

    I love the offset flying geese. Please pick me, pick me πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win such a great quilting resource

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    Jacque says

    I really like the bright colors with the polka dots on the log cabin quilt on the front of the book. I am always drawn to dots and swirls.

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    Those quilts look amazing. And I always love finding new quilting books because my love for books rivals and may even surpass my love of quilting.

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    Anne Marie says

    Wow, that book looks great!! Love the quilt on the cover. Need to make my brother a quilt and I think the modern touch is something he would really like. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Alice Ann says

    I’d love to have this book. It might be just what I’m looking for. It’s definitely on my amazon wish list. Thanks for the chance.

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    Barbara says

    I have loved looking through this book at my local bookstore recently. I would be absolutely thrilled to win a copy. The flying geese quilt looks fantastic–I have thought about doing the triangles in various shades of green with a navy background.

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    Kathlene says

    Oh! I am so ready to start a modern quilt. Still love the traditional too. Looks like the quilting could go modern also. Would love to win. Thanks.

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    Britt says

    I love this book! The flying geese are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing such a great resource.

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    Hedda says

    Wow, this looks like a great resource! Thanks for sharing it – your blog has become my go-to source for what’s new and interesting.

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    Pamela Dungar says

    Wonderful give away, a book and it is full of quilts, all I need to go with it is tea and cake………………heaven.

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    Robyn says

    I am always looking for new ideas and discovering how others do the basics too. I would love to win a copy of this great book. Thanks.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says

    The scrappy spider web quilt is great – I’d love to try that. Thanks for the give away!

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    Sally, the Queen Bee Quilter! says

    Oh this looks like the BEST cream cake …..I’d love to eat every slice (of fabric of course) !!!

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    Tina says

    I have been eying this book for awhile. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Diane Allen Parks says

    I am a grand-spankin’-new “modern” quilt lover, even though I’ve been a quilter for over 30 years! dineyparks at hughes dot net

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    Judith says

    I love “Pantone Pocket Change”! That’s definitely my kind of quilt. And I might (well, definitely) have the fabric on hand to get started right away πŸ˜‰

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    What a fun book I would love to try out each and every pattern you posted for the book, I can;t wait to see the rest of the patterns.

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    Nedra says

    Looks like a great book! I just joined the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild and love the Modern look. count me in!

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    Sandy A in St. Louis says

    Wow, that looks like a great book to have! I love traditional quilts and would like to put a more modern spin on them.

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    Marjorie Nath says

    Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts.
    The quilts you showed look so modern and bright. Just what I am looking for.

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    Every time I add a modern quilting book to my collection I am inspired to tackle at least one of the ideas included. This looks like a great addition.

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    Patti says

    After being a traditional quilter for 18 years, I find the idea of modern quilting very exciting. I love the use of negative space and the inspired backing. What can I say, I want to join the modern quilting revolution!

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    Jenny says

    This book looks SO good. I have put it in my cart on Amazon *just in case* I don’t win here. πŸ˜‰

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    Lauren aka Giddy99 says

    Quilting Bucket List (LOL)! That’s perfect, and what I’ll be calling my list, too! Thanks for the chance.

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    Rhonda Desgranges says

    What a great book! I love the modern twist on traditional patterns.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


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    michelle says

    Hi, thanks for the chance to win. I like the book and am inspired to try and make something.


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    Lisa Price says

    I’d love this book, the projects look fun and fabulous! I love your blog, your creativity is inspiring!

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    Melinda says

    Love the bright colors and use solids in almost every single quilt top I make. Would be honored to win this book. Then I would be able to make every single top in the book.

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    Terry Thompson says

    I am new to quilting but am so in love with the modern break off. I would love to win this book to help me embark on my first modern quilt. Thanks for the give away and thanks for all your great tutorials. They have helped me so much!

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    Vee says

    As an ambitious beginner I find I’m stuck for ideas and a good book like this is just what I need ! Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win !

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    Terry says

    Would love to receive this book — it looks like today’s kind of quilting — thanks for the opportunity to win !}

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    Margaret says

    I’ve had my eye on this book since you introduced it. Nice fresh, new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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    Looks absolutely fabulous! I remember meeting Andie at your workshop in Cincinnati. How nice to find out she is one of the authors.

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    Mary Malone says

    I have been collecting solids for quite some time now. I would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance.

    Mary Malone
    mary and russ at wi dot rr dot com

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    Martha says

    I just bought this book on Tuesday! I love the colors of all the quilts. It has given me the juice to finish quilting the project in my machine and start something new. I love how they define “modern quilter.” I always knew I was not traditional, but it feels fun to declare “my cuts aren’t always accurate and my colors are strange, but that is Modern and it is sposto look like that!.”

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    Oooh, Friday evening? Like late Friday evening right? Because I would love this book. I normally stay away from giveaways because it feels like cheating because I live far away and am a designer, but I’m new to quilting! And I have all this fabric! And I want to make all of those quilts!