Thursday, July 12, 2018

Modern Quilt Month 2018

We're celebrating Modern Quilt Month at Q.I. What makes a quilt modern? According to The Modern Quilt Guild, the characteristics may include the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast, graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, and expansive negative space. All of these quilts were machine pieced... we hope you enjoy our selections!

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Versatile by Ruth White (Ithaca, New York)


This striking quilt was machine pieced with silk dupioni, commercial cotton batik, sateen jacquard, and flannel fabrics. Ruth White says, "The West African Adinkra symbol, Nkyinkyim translates to "twistings" and means initiative, dynamism, and versatility. The multiple sizes, with the reversed and inverted blocks in my design, demonstrate that versatility.  I inadvertently used another Adinkra symbol, Adinkrahene (meaning greatness or royalty), in one of my quilting motifs, the concentric circles."


Lite Brite by Maria Shell (Anchorage, Alaska)


Machine pieced and quilted, Lite Brite was inspired by the Northern Lights. Maria Shell says, "I have lived in Alaska for 21 years and the beauty of my natural surroundings still inspires me every day. When we visit in the spring, if we are lucky, the Northern Lights will come out. This quilt is inspired by the colors of those lights and how they streak across the dark night sky."


Heure Bleue IV by Marianne Bender-Chevalley (Fully, Valais, Switzerland)


Swirling shapes and lines are created with wonky cross blocks that shift from dark to light, suggesting the sun.  The name, Heure Bleue, refers to the blue hour, the moment when the sun sets, where everything turns blue. Marianne Bender-Chevalley says, "This is my favorite time. I like to feel and see this moment." Orange accents create complementary color accents within the blue blocks.


Lines of Communication #7 by Anne Hammond (Silver Spring, Maryland)


1st place winner in the Art - Abstract - Large quilt category at the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival,  Anne Hammond says, "I’m fascinated by the endless possibilities of lines and shapes. I enjoy working with my hand-dyed fabrics to create new and original art work."  Adjacent dark and light lines create the appearance of shadows in quilt, which was machine pieced and quilted.


Bella Sails by Barbara Harrell (Waddell, Arizona)


This was Barbara Harrell's entry for the Moda Bella Fabric Challenge. The challenge entries were required to include 12 Bella solid color fabrics. All the fabrics had to be used together with no other fabrics added.  We love this spiky design, which received the Mesa Art Center award at the 2018 Quilt Arizona show.


Four Happiness: Fu, Lu, Shou, Xi by Fan Soong (Charlotte, North Carolina)


Fan Soong used 1.5” fabric strips, cut from four Taiwanese fabrics and four solid colors, to create Chinese characters in this quilt. She says, "It is fun and easy. The Chinese characters Fu (fortune), Lu (prosperity), Shou (longevity), Xi (happiness) are the four traditional good luck symbols." The four blocks are repeated in each row.  This colorful quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted.


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2018 Quilt Arizona show (Bella Sails) and the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Free pattern day! Kaffe Fassett Quilting and Sewing

Here is another Free Pattern Day with more than 40 free sewing and quilting patterns for Kaffe Fassett fabrics!  There are patterns for quilts, table runners, pillows, and tote bags for colorful projects.  Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern. 

Note: We're having a SALE of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics at our shop on eBay (ONLY 2 REMAINING !)  Also check out the great bargains on quilt patterns and vintage jewelry!



All Stacked Up quilt, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Abundance quilt, free pattern for Kaffe Fassett at Jordan Fabrics (PDF download)



Triangles quilt, 66 x 80”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Balcony Roads quilt, free pattern by Susan Guzman for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Jumbled quilt, 60 x 80”, free pattern by Kerri Thomson for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


E-Block Quilt, 70 x 70”, free pattern by Brandon Mably (PDF download)


Cameo Snowball quilt, ~44 x 60”, free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)

 

Carnival of Color quilt, 72 x 84”, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Checkered Path quilt, ~45 x 60”, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


 

Easy Sunday quilt, 70 x 80”, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)



Sands of Time quilt, 48 x 60”, free pattern by Melissa Peda for Kaffe Fassett Fabrics (PDF download)

 

Topaz quilt, ~65 x 81”, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Pastel Perfection quilt, ~56 x 70”, free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)


Fan Dance quilt, 72 x 84”, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Harlequin quilt, ~56 x 72”, free pattern by Linda and Carl Sullivan for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Painted Desert quilt, free pattern at McCall’s Quilting (PDF download)


Autumn Triangles quilt, 72 x 84”, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy and Kaffe Fassett (PDF download)

 

Stripes Galore quilt, 71 x 83”, free pattern by Kaffe Fassett (PDF download



Stripes quilt, ~65 x 80”, free pattern by Stacey Day for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Off Stripe quilt, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)

 

Glow quilt, 90 x 90”, free pattern by Kerri Thomson for Kaffe Fassett Fabrics (PDF download)



Blown Away quilt, 119 x 85”, free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)



Jewel Frames quilt, ~78 x 78”, free pattern by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy (PDF download)


Fragmented Triangles quilt, 47” square, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


When Amish Meets Colorwash,  wall quilt or table topper, 36" square, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Fruit Smoothie quilt, free pattern by Melissa Peda at 100 Billion Stars for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)



Yellow Potpourri quilt, 69”x 102”, free pattern by Kaffe Fassett (PDF download)


Swatches quilt, 81” square, free pattern by Kaffe Fassett (PDF download)


Darling Duvet cover (queen size) and pillowcases, free pattern by Pam Hastings for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


The House that Kaffe Built, ~17 x 20”, miniature house quilt pattern by Kathryn Patterson for McCall’s Quilting (PDF download)


Kaffe Kats quilt, 48 x 71", free pattern at Jordan Fabrics (PDF download instructions) (top template + bottom template)


Kaffe Kite Runner, 56" x 14.5”, free pattern by Pam Mathews and Cindy Luby for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)

 

Hill and Dale Table Runner, 12 x 21”, free pattern by Rebecca Kemp Brent for Kaffe Fassett shot cottons (PDF download)


Wayfarer Tote Bag, 17 x 31”, free pattern by Linda Turner Griepentrog for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Flower Power Tote, 18” x 12” x 6”, free pattern by Cindy Luby for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Double Flower Tote Bag, 18” x 15” x 6”, free pattern for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)

 
Kaffe Fassett Patchy Bag, 15 x 6 x 17”, free pattern by Melissa Peda for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Day Zip Tote Bag, 18” x 12” x 9”, free pattern for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)

 
Travel Tote Bag, 19”x 17”, free pattern by Cindy Luby for Kaffe Fassett Collective (PDF download)


Flip Flop Messenger Bag, 16” x 4” x 18”, free pattern by Melissa Peda at 100 Billion Stars for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Phoebe Bag in Kaffe Fassett fabrics as seen at Sew Mama Sew, based on the free pattern by Rebekah Lambert (PDF download)


Sunshiney Day tote, free pattern by Melissa Peda at 100 Billion Stars for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Neck Pillow, 14 x 6”, free pattern by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett Fabrics (PDF download)

 
Nine-Square pillow, 18” square, free pattern by Cindy Luby for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Large Pillow, 24” square, free pattern by Melissa Peda for Kaffe Fassett fabrics (PDF download)


Image credits: This post was updated on July 5, 2018.  Individual images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs; complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. The photo montage shown on this page is a derivative work that is the property of Quilt Inspiration. If any links are broken, we'd love to know so we can fix it. Please email us at QuiltInspiration {at} gmail {dot} com. 
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