Modern Quilts Block by Block by Emily Dennis // quilt pattern book review

Over the past couple months I have been sharing my thoughts on popular quilting books  which has turned into a quilt pattern book review blog post series! For today’s stop on the series I’ll be sharing my review of the book Modern Quilts Block by Block written by quilting expert Emily Dennis.

If you want to read some of the other quilt pattern book reviews that I have written so far, here are a few:

Emily Dennis released the book Modern Quilts Block by Block in the fall of 2018 and it immediately took off. Emily is not only an amazing quilter, but she also has killer photography skills which make this book a true treasure! I love looking at all the beautiful quilts she made for it! I first found out about it where I find most quilty things that I love – Instagram – and immediately knew it was truly a winner.

In order to dive in and use a pattern from the book, I chose a few fat quarters from the Mountain Meadow fabric collection by Pippa Shaw for FIGO Fabrics and then picked out a pattern that I thought would suit these colors well. These are the prints I used:

I also used PBS solids for the background colors: White and Salmon.

Overall, this baby size quilt uses 16 squares that finish at 10″ each and came together really nicely! I do not always choose to square up or trim my quilt blocks, but I did on this one and the points really prove how nice it is when you take your time and do it precisely! This is the ruler I used to square them up and I highly recommend it!

The hopscotch quilt turned out to be a lot of fun and I’m very pleased with how it came together. Emily did such an amazing job with this book and I cant wait to try out some of the other patterns in it as well!

Each quilt pattern in the book in block-based, so while they do have set sizes, you actually do have a ton of creative freedom to make as many blocks as you like for your desired quilt size! One that I just can’t wait to try out is the First Place pattern (which also happens to be the quilt on the cover of the book!)

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