Today, many contemporary quilters are taking a new angle on quilting square, with “wonky” improvisational piecing. We’ve embraced this creative trend and want to help you join the block party with six quilt block patterns–free!
In Modern Quilt Squares: 6 Free Quilt Block Patterns, we’ve added two new patterns to our line-up of contemporary block quilt patterns: the “Linen Square Block Quilt” and “Scrappy Log Cabin Coasters.”
The “Linen Square Block Quilt” by Siobhan Rogers pairs bright prints with neutral linen fabric squares for a sophisticated design.
|‘Linen Square Block Quilt’ by Siobhan Rogers.
Machine stitched by Kim Bradley.
You can shrink your scrap stash and make quilting squares at the same time with the “Scrappy Log Cabin Coasters” by Kathryn Morrison. The improvisational piecing gives each square its own personality.
|Traditional quilt blocks turn modern with wonky piecing in these ‘Scrappy Log Cabin Coasters’ by Kathryn Morrison.|
“Rubik’s Crush” by Ashley Newcomb comes together quickly, pairing large print quilting squares with more intricately pieced blocks.
Tina Givens’ “Birdhouse Rock” quilt is based on nine simple quilt blocks in the shape of a birdhouse. A mix of solids and prints makes each pieced block unique.
“A Dotty Garden” is one of those quilt block patterns that would look perfect at a cottage or sunny bed-and-breakfast in the country. Designer Sarah Fielke shares her easy method for how to appliqué quilt blocks, with templates included.
Finally, fill your bathroom with quilting squares by making a quilted shower curtain. Jina Barney for Riley Blake Designs show how to combine two traditional blocks, the snowball and the Irish chain, to create a contemporary design.
With so many quilt block patterns to try-free–we’re sure you’ll enjoy Modern Quilt Squares: 6 Free Quilt Block Patterns.
P.S. Do you have friends who enjoy creating contemporary quilt block projects? Forward this link to them so they can download their own copy of Modern Quilt Squares: 6 Free Quilt Block Patterns.