What is modern quilting? There’s no set definition. Typically, though, modern quilts have large fields of solid colors, take an improvisational approach to cutting and piecing, and highlight contemporary commercial fabrics.
|Modern Mountains Quilt by Krista Fleckenstein.|
One thing’s for certain: modern patchwork quilts sure are popular.
In Making Modern Quilts: 4 Free Modern Quilt Patterns, we’ve put together three modern quilt designs from the authors of the Quilting Modern book: Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen and one modern landscape quilt by Krista Fleckenstein. By following these free quilt patterns, modern quilting techniques will become familiar to you so you can design your own..
With Modern Mountains Quilt: Create a Pieced Landscape, Krista Fleckenstein shows you how to cut strip-pieced blocks at wonky angles to give the mountains a bold, contemporary look.
In the Fresh Cut Quilt pattern, you’ll learn the slice-and-insert technique where three large moderns quilt blocks alternate with solid blocks.
The Mod Pinwheel Quilt takes the whimsical pinwheel block and gives it a modern patchwork twist using foundation piecing.
|Detail of the Mod Pinwheel Quilt.|
The Me and My Arrow modern quilt pattern makes a point about points: the pieces and even the quilting have points!
With these four modern quilt tutorials you will learn how to how to capture the flavor of modern quilting in your studio.
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