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Quilt outside your comfort zone!

  • The must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters
  • 14 step-by-step projects combine fabrics from different lines and genres to encourage mixing and matching
  • 4 sidebar features for every pattern: Leap of Faith suggestions, Confidence Booster tips, Color Lessons with alternative colorations, and Fearless Takeaways lists
  • Insightful guidance teaches you how to transfer traditional blocks to modern quilts with skill and confidence


This essential project book is designed to push boundaries and build your self-assurance so you can discover a new world of possibility!

The projects, directions, and tips inside will inspire you to transfer your traditional blocks to beautiful modern quilts. With these 14 step-by-step projects that combine fabrics from different lines and genres, providing clear guidelines to encourage your own mixing and matching, you'll no longer fear the play between fabrics and colors!

For each pattern, there are four sidebar features to encourage your experimentation:

  • Leap of Faith motivators to give you a concrete suggestion on how to conquer a possible fear.
  • Confidence Booster tips to address common concerns about each technique, from construction challenges to adapting different palettes to the project.
  • Color Lesson suggestions to visualize how the quilt will look using different colorways.
  • Fearless Takeaway lists to highlight the main concepts that you can apply to future projects.


From incorporating negative space to manipulating traditional blocks into modern settings, you'll gain the skills to confidently choose, improvise, and embrace your own sense of style.

Author Sarah J. Maxwell, an Aurifil designer, is the perfect teacher to help you reach your fullest quilting potential! Sarah is also a fabric and pattern designer for Studio 37 Fabrics with countless quilts to her credit. Her work has been regularly featured in both McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts for the past several years, as well as Make ModernSimply ModerneAmerican Patchwork & QuiltingQuilts & More, and many other magazines.

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