Discover how to sew fresh and functional modern quilts using innovative free-cutting techniques. Award-winning German quilt artist Bernadette Mayr reveals her methods for capturing first impressions of nature in fabric, as she shows how to make contemporary quilts inspired by the world around us. The author spots interesting geometric patterns everywhere in the natural world, and crafts them into gorgeously graphic motifs. Bernadette interprets her artistic vision with fun, freeform shapes and lines. Cut without ruler or stencil, her organic-looking patches deliberately show unexpected irregularities in size and shape, in keeping with her theme of authentic nature. Modern Nature-Inspired Quilts offers 15 lavishly illustrated tutorials that thoroughly explain the author's methods, plus 25 imaginative projects for making quilts, wall hangings, cushions, and even a kid's backpack. Whether you are an experienced quilter or just a beginner, you'll love these carefree designs for youthful, modern quilts.