Seven Simple Sensational Modern Quilts provides easy, graphic, quilt patterns, simple for the experienced beginner but sophisticated eugh for any quilt maker interested in modern and contemporary quilts. Each pattern uses simple piecing and blocks suitable for a wide variety of fabrics from solids to batiks to patterned fabrics. Two patterns use jellyrolls, two use charm packs and all can be made from your own fabrics. Instructions are for both throw and queen sizes but are easily adaptable for smaller or larger quilts.
Basil Papanastassiou is a therapist and self-taught quilter. He designs and makes quilts, presents his quilts at various quilt guilds, and teaches quilting. This is his first book (and depending on how well it is received, he will be writing others). He recently completed a two-year stint working part-time at a quilt store which gave him an invaluable knowledge of fabric, design, and the needs of quilters for new, innovative, and easy to sew quilt patterns (as well as giving him first crack at all the new fabric that came into the store). One of his philosophies is so much fabric, so little time.. . as is when you see the fabric and you love it, buy it, because in many cases when you go back for it, it's gone. He lives with his partner Burt in South Florida.