Make this modern quilt with geometric blocks with solid fabrics or your favorite prints. This is an easy pattern and beginner quilters will love it, too!
[Edited September 9, 2021].
This is one of my newest patterns: Lace and Fineness. For this project, I chose Dear Stella Designs‘ Dash Flow Basic collection of solids. I love its texture and palette and am happy with how it turned out. The quilt measures 56″ x 68″ and the blocks finish at 12″.
Of course, you can use prints but be sure to have lots of contrast between the two you choose for the blocks so the design will show just as it did on mine. Also, you can use white throughout, instead of mixing it with cream.
Dear Stella displayed it in their booth at Quilt Market in Kansas City, MO, a little while ago (before Covid!). This quilt size is great for a lap quilt, a throw, or you can add more rows and make it for a twin bed. So, begin thinking of the gifts you need to make (for a graduating teen, as a house-warming gift, or for newlyweds) and sift through your fabric stash if you can’t find the fabrics I worked with.
I think the quilt came out looking so good! Geometric designs are fun and can add pizzaz to any home decor, brightening up a corner that is a little on the sad side. If you like a modern quilt with geometric blocks such as this, check out the Aziza, a free pattern with one block all over and different colorways, using the same method as this one. I think you will like it!
Or, make four blocks and add the border as I did for this table topper which needs quilting… If you add a hanging sleeve it will work great as a wall hanging. Do you see how all-white looks cool, too? The fabrics I chose for the quilt above do not have a texture to them like the ones on the original quilt, but I love it just the same.
The palette can be pastel, primary colors-bright, or just neutrals with black for instance. In fact, a scrappy beige and black quilt would turn out beautifully!
The quilt block is super easy to make – no special piecing techniques are required. The squares are added to the other shapes using the stitch and flip method as it does not make sense to sew triangles when you do not need to. I simplified the block so there are fewer seams to stitch.
You can download Lace and Fineness from my Etsy store –PiecedBrain – or purchase the print copy from your local quilt store (ask them to contact me if they don’t carry it yet). As you select the fabrics you will work with, go for light/dark or just contrasting medium values and you cannot go wrong. And then, send me a photo so I can post it here.
Speaking of purchases, Annie’s Catalog is having a huge sale, with more than 900 items at 50% off. I am heading over right now and you may want to do the same when you have a chance!
Have an awesome day,