Continuing with the Modern design aesthetic, I thought it would be interesting to create more patterns for custom quilting.
Included here you'll find a large group of patterns that will fit into single blocks, whether they be square, circular, or another shape.
Sashing patterns can be used in the traditional way, between blocks, or they can be used in narrow borders or to divide background spaces in interesting ways.
We think of larger medallion patterns in the center of a quilt, but for a different take on the idea, see Joan Knight's quilt.
And finally, there are a few border patterns and suggestions for making them turn the corner if they need to.
Don't be afraid to experiment with these patterns. Stretch, resize, and combine them to create new designs. And, of course, feel free to mix and match with patterns from the other Modern Sets.
In making my gallery samples, I had fun with traditional piecing, applique, wholecloth, and even a few rescue quilt tops.
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Have fun bringing the Modern style into your custom quilting and let me know how you like it. Anita
Small Flower Block
Amber's Spiro Block
Jen's Spiro Block
Daisy with Pearls Block
Cherry Wreath Block
Spiral In and Out Block
Amber's Window Pane Block
Amber's Daisy Block
Jen's Butterfly Block
Modern Flower Block
Jen's Ironwork Circle Block
Jen's Ironwork Square Block
Wonky Square Block
My first step in making this sample quilt was to choose a variety of edge to edge patterns from Set 3 to quilt the white background. Then the green circles were appliqued on top and quilted with many of the circular patterns from the Modern Blocks, above.
Cherry Wreath Medallion
Pearl Frame Medallion
Curly Frame Medallion
Joan Knight used a large number Modern patterns to create her Crazy for Modern quilt. If you look closely, you can see Modern blocks, medallions, and border patterns, sashes used as frames and dividing lines, and even a couple of traditional feather patterns. Good job, Joan!
For best effect, place these Modern Sash patterns with 1/4" margin at top and bottom, but pull the length out to the full length of the sash. Some patterns such as Modern Pearls, shown here, have straight lines top and bottom which will create the popular channel look when quilted with 1/4" margin from the seam line.
Alternating Sash 1
Alternating Sash 2
Mirrored Sash 1
Mirrored Sash 2
Narrow Oval Sash
Pearl Sash Small
Spiral Triangle Sash
Tear Drop Sash
Greek Key Sash
P2P Boxy Sash
Extra! Modern Tear Drop Sash, Modern Greek Sash, Modern Ribbed Sash and Modern Checkerboard Sash can also be used to fill narrow inner borders.
Because the start and end are on the same horizontal plane they can be set into place P2P or used as Repeat Patterns for a border of any length.
My Modern Black and White sampler was made using four block patterns, all of the sashes, and the Paisley border.
Here are four Modern Borders. Please note that they do not have companion corner patterns. Below are some suggestions about how I would set them up for quilting. I think you will find the information helpful for these patterns and for other border patterns that do not include corners.
Both of the Modern Paisley borders can be set up to butt together at the corners. Nudge them close to each other to eliminate gaps in the quilting.
Paisley Pearl Border
The Cornucopia Border is a long nesting pattern which needs to be cropped at the beginning and at the end.
1. Draw a boundary around the border area to be quilted. 2. Use Repeat Patterns to fill the length, plus a little more. 3. Adjust the pattern until it fills the space well, with no gaps at the beginning and end. 4. Use Fill Inside to crop off pattern lines that extend beyond the boundary lines.
To create a Herringbone border with mitered corners, follow the steps shown here.
1. Set up the border width needed. 2. Use Divide to remove half of the last pattern leaving a mirror image miter. 3. Nest the patterns together in each corner.
My wholecloth quilt uses a large pattern in the center, the Spiral Medallion Frame, Jen's Butterfly, Small Flower, and the Cornucopia Border.
Note: the center pattern is not part of this Modern Custom Set. Please choose another of the Modern Medallions to design your wholecloth quilt. I think the Modern Cherry Wreath would give a similar look.