Learn to spot and jot down ideas from everyday life, sketching your quilt inspirations on simple graph paper. Take your quilt designs from ordinary to energetic with practical advice to create movement and depth. Achieve color balance, choose the right fabrics to pull off your pattern, and add custom quilting to elevate the impact of your quilt. Whether this is your first time to strike out on your own or you've made quilts from scratch before, this book will help you identify your likes and dislikes and freshen your approach to modern quilt design. Also included are three modern quilts with full-size patterns that you can take straight to the sewing machine!