The Modern QuiltOn November 27, 2022 by Pam
Traditional quilts rely on a grid of regularly repeating designs, symmetry, sashing, borders, often complicated patchwork, and simple quilting. In contrast, modern quilts go off the grid and use asymmetry, less fuss, minimalist designs, and a more improvisational style with unusual arrangements of blocks and settings.
This quilt is for a young couple – with a minimalist home – the colours suit their home and the design is inspired by the use of lines – many shades of gray with a few bold colours. Light and dark and “sitich in the ditch” top stitching are part of the goal of “keeping it simple” but, elegant.
This is the pattern:
Below are the fabric amounts needed for the quilt:
Colours 1, 2 and 6 need to be cut from fabric that is wider than 46 inches.
Cut 28″ of Colour 1.
Cut 28″ of Colour 2.
Cut 12″ of Colour 6.
Colours 3-5, 7 & 8 can be cut from fabric that is 42 inches or wider.
Cut the following amounts of each colour:
Colour 3: 12″
Colour 4: 10″
Colour 5: 14″
Colour 7: 10″
Colour 8: 10″
Backing Fabric 52″ wide X 56″ long.
I backed it with a 3 inch border and then folded it over twice, made mitered corners and blind-stitched the border in place. I then used a fancy stitch from my sewing machine to sew around the border.