Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 2

Here’s the second in this series of Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update posts from my latest book.  You can use ANY fabrics to make these patterns–you are definitely not limited to red, white and blue.  Let’s explore two patterns in this post.

This time, I’m showing alternatives for TWO of the patterns.

Strips & Stars #1

This pattern has a layout for making placemats.  Let’s see how the Star block changes with different fabrics.

The original red, white and blue colorway–perfect for a July 4th party.

So what happens when we go more modern?

Yellow, white and black–a very modern colorway. The star center is a floral in tones of black, white and gray. The black and white plus print is very different from the floral–more geometric and dramatic.

Now, it’s even more modern. The star is symmetrical [a nod to tradition] but the black and white print is very organic. Adding the left and right borders in solid black add to the contrast and drama.

Patriotic X Blocks — Stash Buster Friendly.

This pattern is on page 66.  It’s a ‘planned improvisational quilt–quick and fun to make.  You can use a combination of stash fabrics such as leftover binding strips and leftover 10″ precut squares!

Here’s the original quilt.

Original patriotic fabrics.

Detail of blocks with patriotic fabrics

The next quilt was designed in EQ8 with the very modern  Arroyo fabric line by Erin Dollar from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  This line has very subtle colors with a few bold deep prints for emphasis and contrast.

Same quilt–very different colorway



And, here’s the same quilt in Christa Watson’s Modern Marks fabric from Benartex.



So, as you can see, your fabric choices will totally change the mood and feel of your quilt.  Stay tuned for more versions of the quilts from Patriotic Modern Quilts available online and from your local quilt shops and bookstores. Click here for other patterns from the book re-imagined.

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2 Responses to Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 2

  1. Barbara Gaddy July 2, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    I can certainly see that you are a modern designer and a wonderful one at that. I have trouble with modern but I love color….give me that bright color.

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