available August 27, 2019
Bold shapes and clean lines for faster modern quilting
Breathe some fresh air into your quilts with 20 stunning contemporary projects from designer Laura Preston. Using simple shapes and solid colors, Laura’s method streamlines the traditional quilting process for beautiful quilts in less time. Quilt tops come together quickly with large-scale cuts of fabric and as little piecing as possible, making these projects perfect for beginners. Advanced quilters can delve into modern techniques such as creating curved lines and working with negative space rather than intricate quilting blocks. From chic wall hangings to cozy crib-size and queen-size quilts, every project doubles as a work of art.
Fueled by her minimalist lifestyle traveling the US in her Airstream trailer, Laura’s designs reflect the striking landscapes of the American west. The Arches Queen Quilt showcases the dramatic curves found in Arches National Park in Utah. The Lone Pine Pillow, with its range of triangles, was inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Sand Dollar Table Runner was sparked by a beach in Big Sur, California. Follow Laura’s insightful design tips, and soon you’ll start to see inspiration everywhere. With illustrated step-by-step instructions and in-depth tutorials, this book is an essential resource for the modern quilter.
Simple Geometric Project Tour
I asked a handful of my favorite quilters, makers and sewists to choose a project from Simple Geometric Quilting and make their own unique version. I love seeing the creative ways people interpret these patterns, choose colors and make bold design choices that reflect their style and aesthetic. I hope these reimaginations will inspire you to create outside of the box with your very own Simple Geometric Quilting projects!
Looking for tools + materials?
Make sure you have everything you need to make your first Simple Geometric Quilting project! Head over to our shoppable Amazon page that includes all of Laura’s favorite tools, notions, fabrics, batting and resources on quilting.
I can’t wait to see all the beautiful quilts, pillows and wall hangings you create using Simple Geometric Quilting. Share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #simplegeometricquilting!
Not a quilter?
Shop Laura’s selection of made-to-order quilts from the book: