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Modern Quilt Patterns for the Modern Maker

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

As I'm sure you've heard me mention by now, I've gotten into quilting during quarantine. My mom has always been big into quilting and the thought of piecing a quilt together recently sounded fun, so I gave it a try (or two or three).

Throughout this dabbling, I've found that quilting requires much more precision than embroidery. Each piece must be cut exactly in order for things to line up. And ironing is basically essential. But now that I have a better understanding of what's needed to make a quilt, I can't stop. And with so many beautiful modern quilt designs to choose from, I probably won't ever.

Here are a few fun designs that I've been eyeing for my next project.

The Looper Quilt by Miss Makes is a lovely play on a rainbow. I recently made a few (ok it was actually 4) of the Miss Make Clava Quilt and love this other design of hers too.

Columbia Quilt by Paige of PonderosaCreative uses improve piecing to always make this quilt a one of a kind design.

Tribal Song by Lo and Behold Stitchery is a simple and modern take on tribal designs. This design was inspired by the rich Native American history in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The Night Sky Quilt by Nina of Sky Clad Quilts is a beautiful design that turns the entire quilt into a landscape. This design was inspired by the colors and patterns of nature and the night sky.

The Ombre Carnival Quilt pattern plays into my love of all things ombre. This design by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. is a fun play on a rainbow but could also be used with fewer colors or with fabric scraps!

The Sunshowers Quilt pattern is another modern take on rainbows. This design by Meg Collins would be a lovely and playful addition to a child's room.

Disappearing Oranges is another playful minimalist quilt that includes curves. This design by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs would be great with a variety of color schemes, creating the appearance of different fruits.

The Interwoven Quilt, also by Lo and Behold Stitchery is one I could look at all day long! It reminds me of the Cabin Peaks quilt I started with and I love the simplistic intricacy of the lines.

Mountain Baby by Katie of the Crafting Shell is another great example of a landscape design as a quilt. This pattern uses triangles to create a lovely mountain view, inspired by Rocky Mountain National Park.

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