Book Review: Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration
Monday, October 8, 2012
MelanieO in quilts

Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration is a gorgeous book full of inspiring quilts. I absolutely love this style of quilt, based on traditional designs but made modern through scale, color or other types of reinterpretation.


Each quilt is introduced with information about the traditional design and Denyse's interpretation of it. Just a few of the patterns included are Postage Stamp, Churn Dash, Hawaiian-Style Applique, Irish Chain, Courthouse Steps and many more.

The book not only shows the quilts beautifully styled, but also a straight-on look at the entire quilt and has diagrams and complete instructions. Templates are provided at full size on a pullout pattern sheet and there is a complete techniques section at the back of the book.


This is definitely a book to cherish, practical for it's exploration of traditional quilt design and inspirational in Denyse Schmidt's modern take.


(Full disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book for the purpose of a review. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.)

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