October quilting book review – Modern Rainbow

I have a beautifully bright book to share with you this month – Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts That Play with Color by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts.

 

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Right from the very start, this book is full of colour and just plain fun. Of course I am speaking as someone who loves colour, the more the better.

 

Modern Rainbow book review - Cassandra Madge

 

As is expected these days, Rebecca covers the basics of patchwork and piecing.

 

Modern Rainbow book review - Cassandra Madge

 

She also has a comprehensive section on how to craft your rainbow quilts with prints or solid fabrics, and how to customise your rainbow. Hate red? No problem, you can just make a quilt without it!

 

The patterns are broken into three sections:

 

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Modern Traditional Quilts, Modern Quilts, and Improvisational Quilts. I was quite surprised to learn that my two favourite quilts, the cover star, Wavelength, and Rainbow Remix were actually created improvisationally.

 

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They are exciting, dynamic compositions that play the best parts of colour against each other. I love how Rebecca has blended the colours together through the diamonds of Wavelength, and the subtle disharmony of colour in Rainbow Remix is, for me, what takes the design up a level.

 

Modern Rainbow book review - Cassandra Madge

 

Rebecca doesn’t leave anything out of this book – including cutting instructions that give you the option of scrappy fabric cutting or cutting from yardage. That’s a feature that should be included in more patterns as I don’t always have the yardage I ought to, but I want to make the quilt!

This was a library copy, but I was so instantly inspired by it that I have now bought my own. Who doesn’t love a good rainbow? The best part is that the patterns are so versatile, you could use them for more limited rainbows as well, such as a pastel rainbow, or even just the cool or warm colours from the spectrum arranged in a beautiful gradation.

 

So my verdict is obviously yes on Modern Rainbow by Rebecca Bryan. Have you seen it yet? If you ever have an idea for a book review, I’m open to suggestions!

 

 

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 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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