Tag: modern quilting

Break out your jelly rolls for this modern take on a log cabin quilt.

Bold Projects to Quilt in a Day or Two

Small quilting projects are some of my favorites because they are so quick to complete. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the process of quilting–I absolutely do–but the sense of accomplishment and pride I feel when I have a completed a project is the best. This aspect of quilting is the one that keeps me…

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Quilt Designs for the Back of Your Quilt

When we talk about quilt designs, we are almost always referring to the quilt top. Why is that? Oftentimes, the back of the quilt has a design of its own. In fact, some quilters put so much work into their quilt backs they’ve basically made a two-sided quilt. Today, I want to highlight this often…

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Modern Patchwork Magazine, May/June 2017

Bold and beautiful quilts, graphic fabrics, textured prints, and more are all explored in the May/June 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork Magazine. Join in the fun of modern quilting and explore the possibilities with new patterns from top designers, reviews of fresh fabrics and books, and an insider’s review of QuiltCon 2017. Order your copy…

Learn paper-piecing with this fat quarter-friendly quilt project

5 Patchwork Quilts Perfect for Spring

Spring is finally here! The trees in my backyard are starting to bud with leaves, my tulips have begun to make their debut, and the weather is warming here in Colorado.  In celebration of this season full of new beginnings, I’ve gathered a handful of patchwork quilts inspired by blooming gardens and spring break travels.…

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QuiltCon Magazine 2017

Produced by the editors of Modern Patchwork in close collaboration with the MQG, QuiltCon Magazine will inspire and delight modern quilting enthusiasts worldwide! Celebrate the fourth annual QuiltCon, the international conference and show created by and for the Modern Quilt Guild. 2017 brings the show to Savannah, GA, and the excitement is palpable. This magazine…

Mix curved and stripped piecing to create a graphic modern quilt.

Modern Quilt Patterns: Captivating Curves

I don’t know about you, but I am completely captivated by modern quilt patterns that feature circular shapes. I’d love to be a quilter who has conquered curvy quilts, but in reality, I’d classify myself as new and nervous when it comes to curved piecing. Quilts with curves have become quite popular in the realm…

Modern Quilt by Katherine Jones

Trends in Modern Quilting: QuiltCon 2017

I am just back from QuiltCon and still basking in the glow we all shared at this unique show. For those who were lucky enough to attend, you know what I mean. For a few glorious days, we “Moderns” were surrounded by others who get our obsession with fabric and thread. And thanks to the…

Modern portrait quilt by Kim Soper called "Lincoln"

Preserve Modern Quilts Like a Pro

Quiltcon 2017 is just a couple days away! Are you ready? The buzz of excitement throughout the community, for those of us attending in person (or vicariously), is palpable. I love the way Vivika Hansen DeNegre, our Editorial Director, describes QuiltCon as “more than just a yearly quilt show with colorful eye candy, renowned speakers,…

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Design Your own Quilt: Try Improv Quilting

If you’ve never tried improv quilting, you should! Improvisational quilt blocks can seem difficult when you don’t know where to start–all that freedom can be daunting–but they’re a great place to start if you want to design your own quilt. In the March/April 2017 issue of Modern Patchwork Virginia Cole encourages us to look beyond…