Modern Quilting

Modern quilts come out of the modern quilting movement, which puts emphasis on simple, bold, abstract designs with bright colors and contemporary commercial fabrics, often including a large field of unpieced fabric that shows off the quilt stitching. Many modern quilt patterns are abstractions of traditional quilt blocks; these are referred to as modern patchwork.

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Modern Quilting Trick: Easy Method for Inserting Fabric Strips

Here’s an easy way to put a modern patchwork twist on simple quilt squares: insert a decorative strip of fabric. This trick, taken from Nancy Purvis’s new book Quilting From Every Angle, is an easy way to achieve the look of improvised piecing so popular in modern quilting. You can add a strip to just…


English Paper Piecing Goes Modern

I have tried hand stitching of all kinds. Anything to do with needles and thread has been in my project basket at one time or another. But every so often I discover something new. Several years ago I was helping a friend clean out her neighbor’s sewing room and we came across a beautiful piece…


Make a Modern Memory Quilt with Ties

So many of our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and uncles have worn ties to work every day or for special occasions. Trish Bowman makes a memory quilt, using ties in a herringbone pattern, on ‘Quilting Arts TV’ Series 1600. When their tie-wearing days are over, there might be 30 or more ties that we just don’t…


Eight Quilt Art Projects for Fun in the Sun

Twisted Fabric Flower embellishment Vanessa Christenson. It’s summer here in Quilting Daily land, so we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite summertime quilting and surface design projects and techniques for you to enjoy. Is your beach book on your eReader? Protect it with a patchwork cover. Natural is nice, but why not dye your found…


Mid-Century Modern House Pillows – Templates – Modern Patchwork Spring 2015

Downloadable templates for Mid-century modern house pillows by Candy Glendening. See Modern Patchwork Spring 2015 for instructions on how to make this project.  ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Quilting Daily web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. *** Other topics you may enjoy:No…


Modern Patchwork – Free Quilt Pattern: Queen Charming by Tula Pink & FreeSpirit Fabrics

This quilt, a jumbo Disappearing Nine-Patch design, was created using stunning fabrics from Tula Pink’s Elizabeth line for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Make it interesting by incorporating lots of different fabrics and textures for that over-the-top Tula Pink appeal.Download the free quilt pattern here and get the fabric kit for the Queen Charming quilt now.Read more about…