Making Modern Quilts: 4 Free Modern Quilt Patterns

Modern quilting has taken the quilt world by storm. Typically using fresh contemporary commercial fabrics, modern quilting patterns are often characterized by traditional blocks given an improvisational twist or simple bold designs with large fields of solid fabrics. In Making Modern Quilts: 4 Free Modern Quilt Patterns, you’ll discover a few of our favorite modern quilt designs three of which are from the authors of the Quilting Modern book, Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

Along with four fresh takes on traditional patterns, you’ll discover a range of interesting techniques to complete each quilt. Learn how to add modern flair to traditional quilt templates, use fresh colors and linear elements, and even how to create traditional pinwheel blocks using foundation strip piecing. With four modern patchwork, block, and quilt designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the next project to inspire your quilt making. Download your copy today!

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Learn how to recreate traditional patterns with these four modern quilts patterns.

Learn how to create modern quilt designs including patchwork and modern quilt blocks with this free eBook.

From recreating traditional designs into modern blocks, to taking a fresh look at modern patchwork quilts, this eBook will help you rediscover the modern side of quilting. Download your copy today:\.

Modern Blocks Design: Fresh Cut Quilt by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

Pattern #1

Fresh Cut Quilt by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

Three large modern blocks are made with the slice and insert technique, alternating with solid blocks. Sashing—fabric strips that separate blocks—is added to enhance the clean lines of the quilt.

Modern Quilt Blocks Pattern: Mod Pinwheel Quilt by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

Pattern #2

Mod Pinwheel Quilt by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

The pinwheel block, with its inherent movement and whimsy, is a staple in many a quilter’s repertoire. There are countless variations of this traditional block, most made with a combination of triangles. This modern patchwork version is made using foundation strip piecing.

Modern Mountains Quilt: Create a Pieced Landscape by Krista Fleckenstein

Pattern #3

Modern Mountains Quilt: Create a Pieced Landscape by Krista Fleckenstein

This small (31” x 33”) modern patchwork quilt showcases the simple beauty of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. Easy pieced blocks cut at wonky angles give this quilt a modern look.

Modern Quilting: Me and My Arrow by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

Pattern #4

Me and My Arrow by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

This quilt is all about points. Points of all sizes ring the quilt. Even the quilting has points! Each point is crazy pieced and set into a magenta background. The bold color and unconventional design result in unique and spirited modern quilt designs.

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Discover four designs for modern quilts & patterns that will have you running to your fabric stash to get started! In this eBook, the four modern quilt tutorials will show you:

  • The slice and insert technique alternating with solid modern quilt blocks
  • How to use easy pieced blocks at wonky angles for a truly one-of-a-kind look
  • A modern patchwork version of the pinwheel block, using foundation strip piecing
  • A modern crazy piecing technique with plenty of points

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