Modern Quilts and More

Posted on May 14, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Give-Aways, Longarm Quilting

Kimberly Einmo’s newest book is out, and I’m so excited that I was invited to be a part of it! It’s called Modern Quilts & More (published by AQS), and it’s chock full of cool new projects. There are over a dozen projects, merging traditional with modern — more specifically, using traditional techniques to make modern quilts. Kimberly also offers lots of extras in the book, just an added bonus!KimberlysBook

You’re gonna want to see all the cool projects in the book, but I’m gonna show you the cool project I got to work on, so bear with me while I brag a little . . .

I got to quilt one of the quilts for the book, and the quilt I quilted is called “Modern Chain”:ModernChain

While I was working on it, it started reminding me of the circuit patterns on circuit boards, so I started calling it the Circuit Board quilt, and Kimberly actually adopted that nickname for the quilt in the book!

I even got to write a little something about my inspiration for the quilting designs I chose:MyPage

And here’s a close-up picture I took of the quilt while I was still in possession of it:MCcu

I used gray thread all over it to match the background, and you can see from this picture how I carried the designs of the squares into the background. It was a lot of ruler work, and a lot of fun.

I mention in my paragraphs that I was in the presence of greatness while we were discussing possible quilting options for the quilt (Kimberly and Susan Stewart), but now that the book is out, I feel like I’m even more in the presence of greatness — some of the other quilters who quilted quilts for the book are Judi Madsen (the Green Fairy herself), and Birgit Schüller! I’m still in awe that I was included among them . . .

A big thanks goes to Kimberly for allowing me to be a part of this — I’m very honored!

Kimberly has also offered to let me give away a copy of her book to one lucky winner here on my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw for a winner on Tuesday, May 20th.

You will want to see the rest of the cool projects in this new book. For another sneak peek, you can visit the post that Judi did about some of the quilts she quilted for the book as well. And if you don’t want to wait, you can purchase the book from Kimberly HERE.

0 responses to “Modern Quilts and More”

  1. Deanna says:

    I like your geometric quilting, with a few swirls for spice. They grey is nice, too. I need to make a grey quilt soon…

  2. Lorie says:

    Wow! I love the quilting you did on this quilt!

  3. Andrea O'Brien says:

    Looks amazing!! I would love that book!

  4. Donna DuMouchel says:

    LOVE the Circuit Board quilt!

  5. That’s really artistic! I love it… Your work is always stellar!

  6. Paula says:

    Beautiful quilt! thanks for giving us a peek at the book.

  7. Jane B says:

    I love the Circuit Board quilt. The quilting is beautiful. I’d love to see the rest of the quilts & read more.

  8. Maxine says:

    WOW! I love it! You have inspired me to try something like this.. I can’t wait to see if I win.. if not, then maybe I will have to purchase the book… 🙂

  9. Shirley Brown says:

    I sure love the book. There are several projects that I am ready to try.

  10. Rose Marie says:

    Inspired people also inspire others. Your story here of the Circuit Board quilt and the book it is in, proves the point.

  11. Susan B. says:

    Shelly the new book sounds great and I am so happy that you got to be a part of it. You are moving quickly into the world of the “best of the best” quilters/teachers/authors. Congratulations on this latest step.

  12. Doris says:

    Just catching up on my blog reading in time for Quilt Festival to start!

    Ooh, pick me! I just came across this book yesterday and it looks pretty good–Kimberly’s books are always worth perusing.

  13. Sandy Weber says:

    Congratulations, Shelly!! You are a rising star, and it is time you realize it!!! 🙂

  14. Bari says:

    Absolutely awesome, wonderful, inspired quilting! Beautiful quilt also, sure can’t go wrong with Kimberly’s quilts!

    You do deserve to quilt for folks like Kimberly…you put your heart and soul into quilting, and it is wonderful to see you reap the benefits!


    And yeah, I sure wouldn’t mind winning the book! 🙂

  15. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!! Very inspiring!!!! Thank You

  16. Barb says:

    Great ruler work, Shelly! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Barbara says:

    This book likes great! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  18. Cindy in ND says:

    Totally awesome, sounds like you’re one of the greatest too. I would love a copy of this book, as I love the mix of modern and traditional too. Congratulations on your success.

  19. Shar says:

    That is so cool that you got to quilt that quilt! It looks great! Congrats!

  20. Jake says:

    You should not be surprised at being included! Your work is great!

  21. Kathy Garringer says:

    Love your quilting. Love how you came up with the idea.

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