There is a renewed interest in curved two-patch quilt patterns these days. Traditionally, these patterns would have included Grandmother's Fan and New York Beauty. Today, many designers are incorporating curves into the design of pieced blocks. Rotating the blocks within the quilt also adds complexity to the overall design.
To give these quilt tops a Modern twist, we need patterns that will fit both the larger, fan-shaped portion and the smaller background corner of the block.
Curved lines add great movement to these quilts, while the Feather, Pearls, and the New York Beauty spikes will add a nice contrasting texture. I've had fun experimenting with possible combinations. I hope you will too. Anita Link to the Store is at the bottom of the page.
Modern Two Patch 1
Modern Two Patch 2
Modern Two Patch 3
Modern Two Patch Ribs
Modern Two Patch Curved Grid
Modern Two Patch Web
Modern Two Patch New York Beauty
Modern Two Patch Feather and Arcs
Please note that many of these pattern will stitch in the ditch to continue their path. If you click careful boundaries and use Fill to crop the patterns to fit, they will stitch nicely. I also suggest slowing the speed way down when coming to the SID portion of the pattern.
The following patterns are drawn Point to Point for ease in placement
Modern Two Patch Pearls
Modern Two Patch Flower
These three patterns are also Point to Point, but they are larger patterns, designed to cover more than one block as you wlll see in the quilt samples below.
Modern Two Patch Fan
Modern Two Patch Swag
Modern Two Patch Leaf
In this wall quilt, Modern Two Patch 1 was used in the larger fan shapes. It was flipped horizontally to create a mirrored effect from side to side. Modern Two Patch Pearls fills the corners and Modern Curl Sash was used as a narrow border.
It was fun to put the basic two patch block on the CAD and then rotate each of them until I had interesting shapes to fill. Most of the basic two patch patterns were used in the quilt, sometimes with flip or rotate.
The Modern Leaf quilt required a little more study to find ways to fill the spaces and maintain the leaf vein effect. Modern Two Patch 3 was used at the base of each leaf, extended and cropped to fit a square block. Modern Two Patch 1 was flipped and mirrored in the side patches. Modern Two Patch 2 was elongated and mirrored to bring vein lines out to the tip of the leaf. The circular pattern is from my non-traditional leaf vein patterns and pairs nicely with Modern Two Patch Pearls in the background. The border was quilted with Modern Waves from Set 3.
Here's an idea for turning the two patch block into a butterfly. Only the small corner patches would be bright colors and quilted with the Modern Web pattern. Background areas could be quilted with any fill pattern.
Modern New York Beauty and Modern Pearls combine here to make an exciting wall quilt. Solid color fabrics and bright threads would make this an outstanding quilt.
Two Patch blocks set on point can be quilted with Modern Two Patch Ribs or Curved Grid and filled with Flowers for a pretty bed quilt.
This modern flower wall quilt made by Dottie V. uses several of the curved two-patch patterns to fill the flower, leaves, and the negative space.