- Total submissions: 43
- Total countries: 7
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 22
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Colourful Modern Quilts
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|A Modern Dresden
By: Petit Design Co, Alabama, USA
Made for the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"
|A Rainbow Trip Around the World
By: mrslongarm, Pennsylvania, USA
I’ve always loved Amish quilts and was fascinated by their colors and “Sunshine and Shadow” quilts!
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 92"
|Around the Block Sugar Pop
By: Olive Tree Textiles, Kentucky, USA
I am in love with this collection of fabrics, and thought they would make a beautiful baby quilt. This pattern is simple, modern, and fresh, and allows the fabrics to really stand out.
Quilt size: width: 40″" height: 48″"
By: Judee Koda, California, USA
This easy lap quilt has 20 different Asian print fat quarters with a simple black sashing. It is being enjoyed now by a family member.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 78"
|Black snowballs in a field of color
By: joyce coley, Pennsylvania, USA
An assortment of African prints inspired this quilt, the black snowballs enhance the bright colors.
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 74"
By: jelly Sloot, Netherlands
Het werd tijd om eens te spelen met lapjes, vormen en kleuren.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 35"
By: JennyDillyAnna, North Carolina, USA
Wonky liberated stars and flying geese fly across this quilt. Bright was a challenge piece using a Robert Kaufman 10 square with only one other fabric added.
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 66"
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA
I foundation pieced using a center diagonal strip of white and then sashed for a ‘broken’ look. This quilt was inspired by my grandson who learned his colors by matching “NaNa’s” few broken crayons with my bright noodle scraps. I quilted it with a serpentine design for added texture.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
By: OrkaLoca, Italy
About 1 year ago I decided I wanted to try to dye fabric. I ended up with a batch of colorful fabrics and I’ve thought they would be great for a bargello. This is how my butterfly bargello was born.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 70"
By: Tricia Lynn Maloney, Pennsylvania, USA
On a shop hop, I fell in love with the mod Eiffel Tower fabric and wanted it to be the focus fabric for my quilt (a 2010 vertical row class sample). I then had a blast purchasing lots and lots of coordinating fat quarters everywhere that I went. Defintely tres adorable!!!
Quilt size: width: 82″" height: 90″"
By: Nancy Kelln, Alberta, Canada
A modern scrappy quilt inspired by the colours of fall.
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 90"
By: Shawn, Pennsylvania, USA
I love wonky stars and never realized how pretty Fandango is until I made this quilt. Thank you Kate Spain!
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 48"
By: Birdena Fleming, Ontario, Canada
I love Amy Butler fabrics, when I signed up for the quilt class I told them I wanted pinks in Amy Butler. When I saw all the fabrics I thought it “hmmm maybe I overdid it”. I couldnt be happier with results, I love how it turned out.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 57"
|Freddies Snowmobile Quilt
By: Tammy Morel, Ontario, Canada
My cousin was hurt in a jump he was taking on his snowmobile, and the family asked me to make him a quilt. I had just started learning to sew but took on the challenge. With God’s help, I made applique pictures of him and ended up with this wonderful piece of art!
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 96"
By: Lilac Lane, Kansas, USA
This quilt is called Friendship Garden. I used two vintage blocks popular in the 1930s, the Friendship Block and Grandmother’s Flower Garden. To make it modern, I used lots of bright fabric scraps and then toned them down with gray. I’ve been called the queen of making old new. :)
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 48"
By: Susan, Pennsylvania, USA
This quilt was made for a special teenager when he graduated from high school. It is based on a Cherri House design.
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 85"
|Holly’s Quilt (Angela Martin)
By: Angela Martin, Virginia, USA
I wanted to make something modern for my sister’s college graduation. I thought black and white would go with whatever bedroom she had. I added 1 color square for punch. Instead of quilting, I “tied” it by attaching buttons of assorted colors and sizes at each block’s intersection.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 72"
|Holly’s Quilt (Michelle Swiglo)
By: Michelle, Minnesota, USA
A bright, cheerful quilt for my daughter Holly. I started this quilt when I was pregnant with twins, but didn’t finish it until recently, when I had more time and energy. I love how the Amy Butler (Ginger Bliss) fabrics brighten up her room. She loves it!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 100"
|Hugs and Kisses from the Park
By: Melissa, Indiana, USA
I designed these for the Moda Bake Shop. I was inspired by Kate’s Spain’s Central Park collection to design something representing my trips to the park with my grandparents. The X’s and O’s remind me of my grandparents letter.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 48"
By: JAY MARTIN, Virginia, USA
This is my first large scale project. I’ve been drawn to a lot of the ‘squares quilts’ I’ve seen, particularly Denyse Schmidt’s “What a Bunch of Squares.” While influenced by what I’ve seen, I used no pattern, it was very much an improvisatory project.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 76"
|Juan Diego’s Vision
By: Melissa, California, USA
This quilt took five years – way longer than any other quilt I’ve made! I found the Virgen de Guadalupe fabric and loved it. Then, Judy Severson came and spoke to our guild – she talked about her version of borderie perse. Technique and fabric came together & voila!
Quilt size: width: 102" height: 102"
By: Cheryl Ellison, Washington, USA
I made this quilt for a co-worker who was having a baby, I chose this fabric for the large repeat and I thought it would work great for this type of quilt. This was my first attempt at a Kaleidoscope quilt and it was so much fun seeing all the different patterns that emerged from this one fabric.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
|Lazy Dazy Quilt
By: Carol Radcliffe, Connecticut, USA
I fell in love with this quilt a couple of yrs. ago and had to track down the fabrics. It just was so colourful and made me smile! It will always in my opinion, be modern and colourful! I hope it does the same for all of you!
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 64"
|Make Life Stacked Coins
By: SingleGirlQuilts, Texas, USA
I made this quilt for some friends who were having a baby. I love the Make Life… line and think that it is a perfect example of modern fabric, especially with the text prints.
Quilt size: width: 41" height: 50"
|Miranda’s Lucky Stars
By: JustSewin, North Carolina, USA
My first machine made quilt. Made for my oldest daughter’s 21st birthday. Her lucky stars with her favorite colors. Used a fussy cut for the center block of the stars and lots of batiks. I even stipple stitched the whole quilt on my small Bernina.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 90"
By: Jill Majers, Utah, USA
I was intrigued by this pattern when I first saw it. I loved the uneven edges and 3 D effect. The pattern was made in batiks, but I felt it needed a bright graphic collection of fabric. I loved making it and I think my son and his wife love having it hanging in their living room.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
By: Pattynubs, Ohio, USA
I used Funky Monkey fabric and added another monkey print plus the striped binding for a fun baby quilt. It is free motion quilted.
Quilt size: width: 36.5" height: 45.5"
|My AWESOME Dad’s 60th B-day Surprise Quilt!
By: KatFish, Florida, USA
I realized about a month out that my Dad was having his 60th Birthday! Whoa!!! I had to make him something good with my new sewing machine :-) Fabric store… there I went! I made this quilt with tons of LOVE and my Dad loved it when we opened it at his Surprise Party! He is AWESOME!!! I <3 him!!!
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 53"
|My Challenge Quilt
By: Linda Harvey, Pennsylvania, USA
Our foremothers had minimal tools to use for their quilt. I challenge myself to use only a piece of cardboard for a ruler, pencil and scissors to cut out my pieces. The piano border; I did use a rotary cutter. The whole quilt was hand pieced and I used 2 bundles of fat quarters. Enjoyed every minute
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
|My soul must sing
By: Margaret C, United Kingdom
This was the first “proper” quilt that I made. I think the pattern was from Fat Quarter Friendly by Fons and Porter. I made it to use up lairy fabrics that called to me but quarrelled with the rest of my stash! The title was a song I heard resonated with me – and this quilt!
Quilt size: width: 150" height: 200"
By: Lindy, Washington, USA
What happens when I watch a quilting show on TV or online, read the latest copy of Quilting Arts magazine or see something on a blog that triggers hyperactivity in my muse? This little blue and yellow experiment! Try to disregard all the UFO’s hanging behind. Multitasking is my downfall!
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 22"
By: Wendy L Starn, Louisiana, USA
based on basket lattice quilt block
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 49.5"
By: Quilting Sue, Texas, USA
My friend gave me a sack of mostly batik fabric. She said she had started piecing together a quilt, but had lost the pattern and could I turn this fabric into a quilt. This was the colorful result! The back is a cute fabric called Pirate Princess.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 65"
|Secret Garden and Catherdral Window Mini
By: miniq, Pennsylvania, USA
I love cathedral window quilts, my first was the traditional version. This one has modern fabrics and it is a combination of Secret Garden blocks and Cathedral Windows. I took me 2 weeks to make it with the itty bitty hand stitches but it was worth the effort!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"
By: Jean Romack, Wisconsin, USA
Original design by me. Used scraps, still working on the pattern. I really enjoyed making this one. Simple design but really striking with the black sashing and borders.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 103"
|Stained Glass Quilt
By: Milka Rajic, Serbia
I made this quilt for a friend. Took the pattern from “Popular Patchwork” magazine, Jan/Feb 2001. The pattern name was “Lusty Luminosity”, designed by Mavis Haslam. I applied “quilt-as-you-go” and “stained glass” technic.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 66"
By: Marjorie, New Brunswick, Canada
This quilt was so much fun …it was originally to be a wall hanging..but too much fun to stop there…..paper pieced….
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"
|Straits of Georgia
By: majik, Missouri, USA
This is my interpretation of M’liss Rae Hawley’s Straits of Georga from More Fat Quarter Quilts. I fell in love with the pattern. The pansy print background led to the choice of colors. The ripply waterlike border made it an island of color.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
By: chris burton, Australia
I made this quilt for my daughters sixteenth birthday. It is from a US magazine and is made up of many different sized hearts. Machine pieced and custom quilted with our longarm.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"
By: Indomitable Angela, Massachusetts, USA
In 2009, a friend and I went to Tennessee to attend a 3 day color workshop with Kaffe Fassett. It was centered on the pattern “Diagonal Madness.” A mere one year into my quilting “career,” I started to feel very confident with color, and believe that is reflected in my version of Diagonal Madness.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
By: Lyanna Anderson, Delaware, USA
This quilt was a 3rd birthday present for my awesome nephew. My first zig-zag.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"
By: Jackie White, Ontario, Canada
This is a 3D quilt that I made to celebrate the joy that my children give me. It is bright, colourful and full of life. Just like they are.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
By: LuAnn Kessi, Oregon, USA
This was a challenge quilt for my local guild. It started out because I wanted to learn the woven quilt background technique, which was a great deal of fun. The large sunflowers were a quick addition, and the machine quilting was the most fun of all.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"