I've spent a couple of years drawing quilting patterns to fit the mood of the new Modern Quilt Movement. This is my first set of Modern quilting patterns. The response has been so positive and I've enjoyed seeing the quilts finished with them. I've also had fun making quilts of my own and you'll see those throughout these gallery pages.
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Modern Gem and Modern Ogee can be set up in Repeat Patterns or they can be used Point to Point to fill any space.
Modern Gem P2P
Modern Gem, quilted on a Mariner's Compass quilt. P2P pattern is quick to place and looks great! Quilted by Terri Zimmerman Levin
Modern Ogee P2P
Quilted by Susan
Modern Squares, Modern Orb, and Modern Logs are designed to be used in individual blocks of a quilt. Patterns do not repeat E2E.
"Caliente" Modern Squares by Mary T.
Modern Logs Quad
The next seven patterns are drawn to stitch across the quilt and back again. Size them for the width of the quilt, or use Fill Inside to crop off what you don't need. If your machine is not happy stitching Right to Left, there is a revised version that will stitch only Left to Right and then move to the Left to begin the next row. Please be sure you have checked Pause at Jump Stitch in your Controller Definitions so the machine will not drag a thread as it travels back to start again. The zip file includes both the continuous and the revised patterns. Use your mouse to pull deeply nested rows together. Look carefully at the left edge to see that the end of one row and start of the next row are connected.
Approx 20" x 80". Use one pattern across full width of quilt.
Vintage State Flower embroidery blocks, set together and quilted by Anita.
Quilt pieced by Joann Wolff and quilted by Bob Cornella, aka Longarm Bob.
News for non-computerized longarm machine quilters!
Modern Curves 2 is a larger, denser version of Modern Curves, above. Place one pattern across the full width of the quilt, or run it top to bottom.
A Bargello quilt, with Modern Curves running lengthwise. Quilted by Annette Blandin.
Annette added pearls to some of the curved lines, using the Apply technique.
Modern Serpentine is very dense and must be deeply nested to achieve the dimensional quality seen here. To make adjustments in the density, enlarge the pattern and then use Fill to crop off what is not needed. Modern Serpentine looks great across the quilt, or running top top bottom.
Modern Serpentine 2
Modern Serpentine 2 is a more open version of Serpentine, above. Size the pattern to fit the full width of the quilt.
Modern Dew Drops
Modern Dew Drops used by Cathy Beall Tullos as a background for appliqued vines. Love it!
Modern Dew Drops Uneven
Modern Grid, Weave, and Warp are sized for wall quilts of about 40". This is all one pattern and will need to be divided to fit the throat space of your machine. Use the single pattern in only one direction, or turn the quilt and repeat the pattern to create the grid effect, as shown.
Modern Weave was used in both directions to quilt this modern, floral wall quilt.
The remaining patterns can be st up E2E or in Repeat Patterns. Use as many repeats and rows as needed to fit your quilt.
Modern Basket Weave
Modern Basket Weave Curved
Use alternating rows to set up these basket weave patterns. You can use Trim, Fill, or Divide to remove extra lines from the sides of the quilt.
My granddaughter, Amber, used Cubes to quilt a T shirt quilt as a graduation gift for a friend.
Modern Eccentric is a dense and deeply nested pattern, with beautiful texture and movement. Great for bargello quilts!
At 17" High, the lines will be only 3/4" apart
Quilt shown pieced and quilted by Kay Sheahan, Australia.
This pattern also looks great on a traditional log cabin, or a T shirt quilt, both of these quilted by Olga Schrichte.
Modern Eccentric added great texture to this modern cat applique piece, made by Teresa Pusztai. Thanks for sharing, Teresa!
Modern Eccentric 2
Here's a less dense version of Modern Eccentric. At 16" H, lines will be 1 1/2" - 2" apart.
This pattern is also available on paper from TKQuilting
Clamshells should be set up in alternating rows and nested to align the pattern with the row above.
Bonus Idea - Quilt the Quilt Twice!
Quilt constructed and quilted by Sue Vollbrecht. Sue used Modern Curves one time over the whole quilt top, then shifted the pattern and quilted the entire quilt again creating great texture. Quilt pattern available in Essential Guide to Modern Quiltmaking