Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Free pattern day: Easy Modern Quilts (1)

Here are 25 free and easy patterns for modern quilts, for a ton of quilt inspiration ! Also don't miss Easy Modern Quilts: Part 2. To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Modern Maze quilt, 60 x 80”, free pattern by Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)

Crossroads quilt, free pattern by Jessie Kurtz for Camelot Fabrics (PDF download)

Chameleon Quilt, ~54 x 64", free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop  (PDF download) + (YouTube tutorial)

Locally Grown quilt, 52 x 67”, at Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

Lattice quilt, 60 x 80”, free pattern by Art Gallery Fabrics Studio (PDF download)

The On Safari version, above, was published in Quilt Trends Magazine, Spring 2014.

City Cycles quilt, 50 x 60”, free pattern by Tammy Vasser for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)

Baker’s Dozen quilt, free pattern by Sherri Bain Driver for McCall’s Quilting (PDF download)

Layer Cake Lemonade quilt, made by Brigitte Heitland  based on a free pattern by Fat Quarter Shop (PDF download)

The free downloadable pattern includes directions for several quilt sizes; there is also a video tutorial.

Nine Patch Rearranged, 57 x 71”, by Vivika Hansen DeNegre, tutorial at Quilting Daily


Kim’s Hand Dyes - Series 1, 50 x 70”, free pattern by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics  (PDF download)

Mod Circuitry, 48 x 60", free pattern by Elizabeth Dackson for Modern Quilts Unlimited (PDF download)

Double Dash quilt, 60 x60”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Blended Squares quilt, 30 x 31”, free pattern by Angela Walters for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Delft Sapphire quilt, 52 x 60, by Karen Schleier for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)

Circles of various sizes, from 2” to 5”, are appliqued to a simple pieced background. The arrangement of circles reminds us of a mid-century modern “Sputnik” lighting fixture!

Halfway Home, 60 x 72”, free pattern by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Electric Avenue quilt, 64 x 72”, free pattern by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller (PDF download)

Picket Fences quilt, 68x74, free pattern by Quilt Dad for Quilters Newsletter (PDF download)

Palisade, 45 x 60”, free pattern by Erin Underwood for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)

Geese Take Flight, 64 x 84", free pattern for prints at Riley Blake (PDF download

UPtown quilt, 50 x 60”, free pattern by Elaine Theriault for Northcott (PDF download)

Block letter quilt, 50 x 60”, free pattern by Susan Terpin for Connecting Threads

The pieced strips are cleverly placed in the format of a typed letter.

Cinema quilt, 60 x 66”, free pattern at Riley Blake [PDF download]

Frameworks quilt, 58" x 58“, free pattern by Nydia Kehnle for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Tribute Star quilt, 60 x 60”,  by Rebecca Bryan for Denyse Schmidt Quilts (PDF download)

Nine Patch Stashbuster quilt, free pattern at JoAnn Fabrics (PDF download)

Courtyard quilt, 46 x 55”, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (PDF download)

Supersize Shoo Fly quilt by Malka Dubrawsky, free pattern at All People Quilt

The supersize shoo fly blocks are nearly 3 feet square. The king size version with 9 blocks, shown above, was first patterned in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine in August 2012. The free block pattern can be found on the All People Quilt website.  A tutorial by Malka Dubrawsky is  available at Sew Mama Sew.

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  1. Thank you! I feel like I've just been on a huge shopping spree!

  2. Thank you! I always love the inspiration you give us.

  3. great modern quilt inspiration!

  4. I am inspired and ready to try a modern quilt . . . Thanks for this fantastic post.

  5. What a wonderful assortment! Thank you!


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