Modern Quilts - Free Patterns
I’m on a bit of a quilt tear right now, trying to slowly finish up quilting the beginnings of a quilt that my grandmother pieced together, while I research different modern quilt patterns to make my gray/black/white bedroom more colorful. Some good quilting patterns are hard to find that aren’t super traditional made with fabrics with severely questionable taste. Here’s my latest quilt inspiration, AND a couple of free quilting patterns that I was super surprised/happy to find.
Flying Geese / Triangle Quilts
Above are 2 lovely triangle quilts — the first from anthropologie and the second from the purl bee using the traditional flying geese pattern with non-traditional fabrics. I love love the simplicity of the design and both the muted colors in the first and the vibrant reds and busy-ness of the second. The purl bee offers a tutorial on how to make this mini quilt, and it would be easy to expand it to a full size or baby size. And, this flying geese tutorial by Connecting Threads shows you a shortcut on how to make the flying geese piece quick & easy.
Chevron / Zigzag Quilts
I don’t care how popular chevron is. I still love it. And I love how non-traditional and big these zig zags are. The first is from the Semiologie A.P.C. collection, and the second is from Honey Bear Lane. No patterns here, but if you take a look at honey bear’s quilt, it would be really easy to make this on your own. Each square just has a diagonal line through the center, dividing it with color. And arrange your blocks accordingly to get your zigzags. Easy!
And finally, here are some super fun free patterns. Offered by Art Gallery Fabrics, these tutorials are amazing! Very detailed, modern and the fabric choices are spot-on. Teepee Adventures is on the left, which mixes in some flying geese itself. And on the right is Desert Arrows.