Make this beginner-friendly modern batik quilt using your favorite collection or as a scrap buster! One easy quilt block is all it takes! Nature Study is my latest quilt, published in the February 2024 American Patchwork & Quilting issue. It measures 67" x 82", and the blocks finish at 6". I used greens and blues from my batik fabric 'collection' - I still have enough fabric to make five quilts in the same palette! The photographer, Adam Albright, always transforms my quilts into works … [Read more...] about Beginner-friendly modern batik quilt
This modern quilt pattern for home decor looks complex, but it's easy! Beginner blocks and contrasting colors combine for a stunning effect! This is Candyboard, my latest quilt pattern available at my Etsy Store. It measures 64" x 76" with blocks that finish at 12". I designed it for the Tonga Honeycomb batik collection by Timeless Treasures. You know how much I love batiks, right? If you would like to make it using the same collection, I know that Hancock's of Paducah is selling the kits … [Read more...] about Modern quilt pattern for home decor
Choose your favorite star blocks, a fabric collection, and make a sampler quilt with stars like we did. Exchange blocks once a month! I am calling this my Friendship Star quilt! Deb, Lisa, and I agreed to work with the Gretel fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs. I love Amy's fabrics! Deb suggested our blocks should be 12" stars, any stars we liked. So, we met every month or so to exchange the blocks we made. We would choose a design, make three blocks of it, and share. … [Read more...] about Sampler quilt with stars made by three friends
I just came home from a walk with Toby the dog. What beautiful flowers and greenery we walked through! When we returned, it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with you the free pattern I recently designed: a quilt with squares and bright colors, the bright colors from outdoors! Aren't these colors fantastic? They are from Chameleon, a new Basics collection by Blank Quilting. Quilt #1 uses one fat quarter bundle plus yardage, measures 56” x 72”, and the blocks finish at 4". Totally … [Read more...] about Quilt with squares and bright colors – a free pattern!
I am emerging from the Thanksgiving weekend with a renewed appreciation for family and life in general. The traditional meal turned out great, and I had a chance to hang out with my two younger sons. How about you? Was yours filled with lots of family members, or was it a quiet celebration? That was all good but I am ready to go back to the business of quilting. How about some modern quilt projects to make in a weekend? [Edited June 6, 2020] Have you seen the book "Modern Patchwork - 12 … [Read more...] about Modern quilt projects to make in a weekend
Modern home decor does not have to make you scratch your head in despair. With this free quilt pattern for modern patchwork, you will add a contemporary flair to any room in your house. [Edited May 21, 2020.] Let's begin the week with a free quilt pattern! This fun geometric quilt design features the Geo-Topia line by Color Principle for Henry Glass. Quilt 1, as it is called, measures 63-1/2" x 78" and the blocks finish at 15-1/2". A wall hanging showcasing four blocks would look fantastic! … [Read more...] about Free quilt pattern for modern patchwork