Have you heard the news? Our friends at Keepsake Quilting have just launched Keepsake Modern! Now you can quickly and easily find modern quilting patterns and kits without having to comb through the entire website.
In my excitement for this new addition, I rounded up a handful of compelling contemporary quilts to share with you all. We all remember summer reading lists, now let’s create our summer quilting lists!
Bzzzzzz Mini Quilt
This quilt by Sherie Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio is perfect for summer! At 32” square, it’s a manageable size to get started using templates and to work on your foundation piecing. Order the pattern with complete directions along with foundations and templates to copy if you want to choose your own fabric or get the kit to have the Kona Cotton Solids for the top and binding sent to your doorstep.
Where there are bees there are flowers. Create a bouquet of flowers as you work on your needle-turn hand applique. Once I get into the groove of this technique it becomes relaxing and meditative, which is perfect for a summer afternoon. Get the pattern with directions by Carolyn Friedlander of Slow Sewing Studio if you want to choose the colors of your flower arrangement, or order the quilt kit and skip the trip to the fabric store.
Personal Library Quilt
For me, summer is the season when I attempt to make a dent in my stockpile of books. Growing up, it was the time when we’d frequent the library to choose books for fun instead of required reading for school. Even now, I never miss an opportunity to sit on the porch or by the pool with a book in hand during summertime. Considering my love of reading and my affinity for collecting books, I’m completely enamored with the Personal Library Quilt pattern designed by Heather Givans. Grab the quilt kit featuring fabrics from Heather’s Literary collection for Windham Fabrics. With the cool blues and pops on purple, it’s a wonderful way to remember the fun of summer reading all year round.
This throw quilt is just sizzling with energy! My eyes roam across the quilt top taking in the improvisational piecing and the bright colors of the Chroma batiks by Alison Glass. This is my favorite type of quilt kit where you can truly make the final quilt your own unique take on the original pattern. With such a wide variety of fabrics, there’s so much opportunity for interesting color combinations and relationships. If you aren’t as inspired by the spectrum of colors, order the pattern and experiment with your own selection of fabrics.
Last, but certainly not least, I can’t help but show off this stunning quilt designed by Alison Glass and Jamie Swanson. The Luminary Quilt also features batiks from Alison’s Chroma line for Andover Fabrics, but instead of improv piecing, this dynamic throw quilt utilizes templates and strip piecing. This is another quilting pattern perfect for playing with color relationships as you build a mosaic that bursts along the side of the quilt. Order the quilt kit for directions and all the fabric you need to piece the quilt top and binding. Want to focus on one or two colors instead of the rainbow? Order the pattern for the directions and template so you can make your own version of this stunning quilt.
When it comes to quilting patterns and kits, I struggle with the difference between want and need. I think I need all five of these quilt kits…
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what else is in store from Keepsake Modern! Not only are there gorgeous patterns and convenient kits, there’s also fabric by the yard from some of our favorite fabric designers including Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Cotton + Steel, Cloud 9, Michael Miller Fabrics, and so many more.