Thursday, 28 February 2013

Modern quilt ebook

I’ve been a book worm for as long as I can remember. The local libraries have been my home away from home wherever I have lived, and I still love visiting, picking up a few books, finding a comfy chair and flipping through them. Over the last decade or so I have been building up quite a library of my own and, this might not be a surprise to you, there are a few quilting books in there. Now, we ran out of shelf space years ago, and I have filled the bookcase at our cabin, so I (and the very patient husband) am very happy about the invention of ebooks, and some of them are even free.

McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts has quite a few ebooks available, and lately they have come out with a new one called Modern Quilt Patterns - and it’s free!

It has patterns for 3 quilts, all made in lovely light and bright colours, perfect at this time of the year:

Baubles and Beads made with easy pieced blocks which would look great in any style or colour scheme

Rainbow Rhythm which is right up my alley colour wise these days I’d say. It comes with an easy to follow colour diagram so you get all the HSTs in the right place.

Lemon Squeezy, a fun free-form diagonal strip quilt in a quilt as you go style. It would the perfect way of making use of some of all those leftover strips from different projects.

The patterns are presented in the same format as in their magazine – easy to read with clear cutting instructions and detailed colour diagrams. I’ve been a subscriber to McCall’s Quilting for many years and it’s one of the magazines that does not get recycled within my group of friends as I keep them all myself (hence the full bookcases).

You can download the ebook, and yes, it’s totally free, just click here.


  1. Tusen takk for tipset. Dette ser spennende ut.
    HA en fin Weekend.

  2. Those are cute quilts. I love the library, too, always have. Once I walked to the library after school - not straight home, like I was told to do. How can you fault a kid for wallowing in the books? We are kindred spirits!

  3. I'm kind of intrigued by Modern quilts. My latest can be considered modern I think. We have a Modern quilt group that is really growing around our area.