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 "click for 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 (click for PDF download)

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

Chameleon Quilt, ~54 x 64", free pattern at Fat Quarter Shop (CLICK for PDF download

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

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

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

Layer Cake Lemonade quilt, free pattern by Fat Quarter Shop (CLICK for PDF download)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supersize Shoo Fly quilt by Malka Dubrawsky, free pattern at All People Quilt (CLICK for PDF download)

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. 

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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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