50 Modern Quilt Patterns

When someone says “quilts,” you probably think of the old fraying star-patterned quilt on your grandmother’s bed. Quilts have long been a symbol of nostalgia, but we recently stumbled upon these modern quilt patterns and fresh designs that are more appropriate for your city home than your cabin in the woods.

MODERN QUILT PATTERNS

Many modern DIYers prefer to hit the sneeze button when it comes to quilting. It takes too long, is too old-fashioned, and there are already so many cool vintage quilts available. But now is the time to listen up because quilting can be fun! Take a look at these quilts that would look great in your modern home!


1. Modern Quilt Pattern by Paigie Puddles

This modern, novice-friendly pattern is perfect for the minimalist in your life. A modified log-cabin block turned on-point creates the defining upwards motion of the quilt.

Modern Quilt Pattern by Paigie Puddles

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2. Senna Quilt Pattern by Alex Ti La Li La

This Senna Quilt is a beginner quilt pattern, full of colored diagrams and step by step sewing instructions to help you make your own beautiful version. It comes together really fast with a great visual impact.

This quilt is the perfect blend of modern and traditional quilting. This pattern uses strip piecing technique and 1/4″ scant seam allowance. Choose from three differnet sizes Baby (41″ x 41″), Throw 63″ x 63″) and Bed (85″ x 85″) in three colorways each size. 

Senna Quilt Pattern by Alex Ti La Li La

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3. Free Flamingo Pixel Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

This Fun Flamingo Quilt with free pattern is a great project to show off your flamingo style and it’s just in time for Summer! It’s a big throw quilt made up of pixelated squares so it’s super easy to sew. No special angles of complicated piecing here. Just rows of bright summer fabrics that make up this cute tropical flamingo!

Free Flamingo Pixel Quilt Pattern by Flamingo Toes

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4. Free Modern Wall Quilt Pattern by Create With Claudia

This Free Modern Wall Quilt Pattern is called “Every Which Way”. This is a small wall hanging that is easy to put together. The trick with this pattern is to stay organized. It is fairly simple to sew one of the half square triangles for an arrow in the wrong direction.

Can you imagine how lovely a pastel version of this quilt would be in a baby’s room? The possibilities are endless. And if you have the fabric on hand, it can be made in an afternoon.

Free Modern Wall Quilt Pattern by Create With Claudia

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5. Baby Bites Free Modern Baby Quilt Pattern by Modern Quilt Relish

Baby Bites is a quick and easy baby quilt any modern baby/mom would love receiving. It measures 38” x 48”. Simple geometric shapes are set asymmetrically on negative space. The somewhat oversized large squares feature a high contrast fabric. These squares are clearly the focus of the quilt not only because of their size and placement, but also because of fabric selection. 

The fabric is more saturated (intense) and more complex in motif design than the neighboring backgrounds. Merging the two different valued backgrounds between the squares both isolates the squares and makes them appear to float above the surface.  This added depth gives the quilt interest and an element of the unexpected.  

Baby Bites Free Modern Baby Quilt Pattern by Modern Quilt Relish

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6. Windswept Modern Quilt Pattern by On Williams Street

Windswept is a modern quilt pattern using various sizes of drunkards path blocks to create large flowers flowing across the quilt. 

Windswept Modern Quilt Pattern by On Williams Street

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7. Road Trip Redux Quilt Pattern by B Poppies Handmade

This Road Trip Redux Quilt Pattern is a fun and versatile pattern for confident beginners and expert quilters alike.

This pattern gives you fabric requirements and step by step instructions to help you create a beautiful modern quilt of your own in either a 48 x 48″ small lap/crib size or 72 x 72″ generous lap/picnic size! 

Road Trip Redux Quilt Pattern by B Poppies Handmade

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8. Fine Lines Modern Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

How fine? How about 1/4″! This light and airy modern quilt is fun to make. It measures 43″ wide x 50″ long, but you can make it any size you like by adding or deleting blocks. 

Fine Lines Modern Quilt Pattern by Karen Griska Quilts

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9. Modern Pastel Crib Quilt Pattern by A Beautiful Mess

Whether you’re preparing for a sweet baby or have a few friends that are, sewing a crib quilt is a special way to celebrate a new life and add a handmade keepsake to a little one’s space!

This modern blanket is an easy quilting project for any beginner since it only involves rectangular patches, features a lot of larger blocks, and isn’t heavily quilted together. It also features a simple stripe pattern on the reverse side that makes a big statement.

Modern Pastel Crib Quilt Pattern by A Beautiful Mess

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10. Maypole Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts Patterns

This striking, minimal pattern is perfect the newbie quilter. By using only one quilt block, the half square triangle, and rotating it different directions, a beautiful abstract composition is created. 

Maypole Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts Patterns

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11. Sparkle Zigzag Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

Do you love the look of zig zag quilts? This free pattern will help you sew your own. With detailed instructions and pictures, this pattern is easy enough for a beginner. Depending on the fabrics you choose, this easy quilt would make a great gift idea for kids or adults.

Even if you’re not all that experienced, this one is totally do-able. Just print up the templates, follow the easy instructions, and before you know it you’ll have a gorgeous modern quilt to snuggle up with!

Sparkle Zigzag Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

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12. Modern Scrap Quilt Pattern by Blue Pip Designs

Here’s a beginner-friendly modern rail fence quilt pattern. Pieced rails are combined to form a pinwheel shape in the finished quilt. There is no sashing or on-point piecing, it’s just a clever illusion!

It is designed to use up large scraps from your stash, but is also fat-quarter friendly. Large fabric squares make it suitable for using up novelty fabric too!

Modern Scrap Quilt Pattern by Blue Pip Designs

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13. Eastern Sierra Quilt Pattern by Xoxsew Studio

A new adventure awaits! This modern quilt pattern has multiple design options (curves are optional!) so you can choose your own sewing adventure by traveling on the road or hiking alongside the river, and with (or without) sunny skies! 

Eastern Sierra Quilt Pattern by Xoxsew Studio

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14. Paradigm Quilt Pattern by Homemade Emily Jane

This Paradigm Quilt Pattern is a modern, big block quilt pattern for beginners. It is designed to feature large simple patchwork pieces and is beginner-friendly.

It uses traditional shapes such as Flying Geese and the Economy Quilt block in a fresh modern way! If you like modern geometric quilt patterns and a fast, fun quilt finish – this quilt pattern is for you!

Paradigm Quilt Pattern by Homemade Emily Jane

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15. Scandi Point Quilt Pattern by Ritual Quilt Company

This Scandi Point Quilt is a fast make with a minimalist design that evolved from the love for Scandinavian design. This pattern includes two design options: Classic and Modern.

The classic is a true minimalist design featuring a single background fabric and two accent fabrics. The modern version allows you to play with prints and attain a more bohemian vibe. The large background pieces in this pattern allow large scale prints to be shown off.

Scandi Point Quilt Pattern by Ritual Quilt Company

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16. Rainbow Falls Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

Rainbow Falls is a versatile rainbow quilt pattern that looks great with a variety of fabrics and colors. All sizes are fat quarter friendly! It is labeled as an intermediate (or confident beginner) pattern.

This pattern comes in the following sizes: wall/large pillow, baby, throw, twin, queen, and king. So, truly, there is something for everyone!

Rainbow Falls Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective Quilts

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17. Sugarbag Quilt Pattern by Stitch And Yarn Store

This Sugarbag is a modern hexagon quilt pattern that looks great in either solids or with the addition of a large-scale print. The pattern comes in cushion, throw and queen sizes, with templates included, and the half hexie version is a super quick make.

Sugarbag Quilt Pattern by Stitch And Yarn Store

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18. Nightingale Quilt Pattern by Lo And Behold Stitchery

Nightingale is named after Florence Nightingale, who is often referred to as the founder of modern nursing. This is a block based, beginner friendly pattern that is great for solids, prints and scraps! Mix and match fabrics to create unique block combinations and a beautiful modern quilt.

Nightingale Quilt Pattern by Lo And Behold Stitchery

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19. Modern Chalet Quilt Pattern by Taren Studios

Inspired by old cottage windows, this Modern Chalet Quilt’s geometric pattern calls back to the memories of gathering with loved ones.

The bigger squares and smaller squares create a sense of older generations surrounded by their more numerous younger generations. Though complex in its appearance, the pattern eludes calm and the definition of home.

Modern Chalet Quilt Pattern by Taren Studios

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20. Free Swiss Cross Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co

Do you love modern and minimalist quilts? Or better yet, do you love easy quilts that sew up quickly? Then this Free Swiss Cross Quilt Pattern will be your new bff. Its Modern Black and White Quilt aesthetic will have you dreaming of blank white walls and modern Ikea furniture

Free Swiss Cross Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co

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21. Olive Blossom Modern Quilt Pattern by K.E. Collins Designs

This Olive Blossom Quilt is a modern curved-piecing pattern with retro, mid-century flair! This pattern features large blooms amidst a field of leaves, and is perfect for mixing favorite fabrics and using up scraps – or going modern with solids. 

Olive Blossom Modern Quilt Pattern by K.E. Collins Designs

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22. Modern Crossing Quilt Pattern by Patchwork And Poodles

Modern Crossing Quilt is a block-based traditionally pieced quilt that comes in two sizes, baby (39″) and throw (72″). It has three color options; two-color, three-color, and scrappy variations, which leads to endless possibilities!

Modern Crossing Quilt Pattern by Patchwork And Poodles

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23. Herringbone Baby Quilt Pattern by Polkadot Chair

Learn how to make a simple modern baby quilt. This Herringbone Baby Quilt Pattern features a quick-to-piece 8 at a time half square triangle method.

Herringbone Baby Quilt Pattern by Polkadot Chair

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24. Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt Pattern by See Kate Sew

This Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt is one example of how quilting can look totally modern. The graphic pattern and contemporary color palette is certainly something to swoon over, and the possibilities for personalization are limitless.

Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt Pattern by See Kate Sew

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25. Modern D9P Quilt Pattern by Kristy Daum

Modern D9P is a modern take on the Disappearing Nine Patch block. This block is usually one of the first blocks that a quilter learns to make; yet don’t take this block for granted.

This pattern will give you a new-found appreciation and allow you to create something entirely new from something beloved. This pattern is suitable for quilters of all experience levels and is charm pack friendly.

Modern D9P Quilt Pattern by Kristy Daum

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26. Sundip Wall Quilt Pattern by Side Lake Stitch

This Sundip Quilt Pattern is a modern, minimalist quilt pattern that comes in wall hanging size. This simple pattern is a great beginner pattern for quilters who are new to sewing curves. This nature-inspired quilt comes together quickly and effortlessly.

Sundip Wall Quilt Pattern by Side Lake Stitch

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27. Frenchie Pop Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

Bring a pack of Warhol-inspired Frenchies home to guard your homestead. Dog owner or not, you’ll love playing with color combos to create this pop art quilt.

Celebrate your pup or a friend’s, or just make this because it’s so darn darling. An exercise in color placement and value this quilt is a great stash buster and can be assembled in a jiffy. 

Frenchie Pop Quilt Pattern by Quilting Daily

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28. Retro Plaid Free Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

This bold quilt patter uses a few triangles, which involves sewing on bias edges. That makes this a little more challenging than others, but it’s worth it to get this great design. The pattern is called Retro Plaid quilt, but with the zoomed in look, it’s oh so modern!

Retro Plaid Free Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

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29. Block Party Quilt Pattern by Corinne Sovey Patterns

Block Party is a great skill builder as it teaches you how to construct simple and classic quilt blocks, meanwhile arranging them in a bold and modern way!

You can use solids to create a really graphic quilt, or tone on tone prints for a more scrappy look. The quilt is easily upsized by making more of the various blocks and playing around with placement.

Block Party Quilt Pattern by Corinne Sovey Patterns

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30. Ragged Flashback Quilt Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts

This is a super easy and fast to make quilt. It is inspired by a vintage weaving pattern but the supersized design makes it fresh and modern. 

Ragged Flashback Quilt Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts

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31. Modern Aztec Quilt Pattern by Shannon Fraser Designs

This Modern Aztec Quilt is a modern quilt pattern that gives you lots of bang for very little quilty effort! The blocks are designed in a way to bring maximum visual impact without any complex piecing.

Perfect quilt for beginners looking to practice piecing points. And with 5-color and 10-color options, you can go as simple or as complex as you want with your fabric pull! 

Modern Aztec Quilt Pattern by Shannon Fraser Designs

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32. Star Pop Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

We all know that every modern home needs a funky quilt or two (or ten) to complete its ensemble of on-trend decor – so why not add a fun pop of colour to your quilt collection with this Star Pop Quilt Pattern.

A sky full of twinkling stars adorns this colorful quilt, perfect for using up layer cake squares – as well as being fat quarter friendly and scrap-happy too! 

Star Pop Quilt Pattern by Quilty Love

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33. Super Star Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

This Super Star Quilt will prove that you are a superstar quilter because the super sized stars make it super fast! An easy version of the 8 point sawtooth star, this tutorial will show you a shortcut method to make flying geese pieces that you’ll sew together with simple squares and a few half square triangles.

The quilt block pattern interlocks the star blocks closer together than in other star quilts, for a bright modern aesthetic that is easy to achieve and perfect for beginners. This will be one of your favorite quilts!

Super Star Quilt Pattern by Sew Can She

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34. RetroBlock Quilt Pattern by Shiners View

This Retroblock Quilt Pattern is a reimagined, mid-century modern design with large-scale and bold blocks. The mid-century modern design marks a clear shift away from the traditional patchwork of earlier eras. Solid colors and liberal use of negative space summon a high-tech vibe that remains trendy in our new millennium.

RetroBlock Quilt Pattern by Shiners View

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35. Garden Lattice Quilt Pattern by Briar Hill Designs

What a fun quilt this is! It is made using 2 1/2″ strips! This Garden Lattice Quilt Pattern comes together so fast, so easily, and so forgivingly. Rows are lined up by “centering” the pieces. Finger press a crease in the center of the different pieces on both rows, and pinned together the center creases from the two rows. Easy peasy!

Garden Lattice Quilt Pattern by Briar Hill Designs

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36. Bright Solids Modern Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Dackson

The Bright Solids Modern Quilt Pattern is a free and impressive pattern that any quilter will want to add to their to-quilt list. These colors are modern, mixable, and full of possibilities and excitement. Learn how to make a quilt that will bring a rainbow of happiness to your home.

Bright Solids Modern Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Dackson

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37. Modern Baby Quilt Pattern by Robinson Pattern Co

Why do kids love playing with boxes? Little kids love the box just as much as the toy inside. They stack them, build with them, and always push them over. Use that fun as inspiration for this little baby quilt. It is quick and easy to piece together, and we think it will bring you just as much fun as a stack of boxes.

Modern Baby Quilt Pattern by Robinson Pattern Co

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38. Spinning Triangles Modern Quilt Pattern by The Zen Quilter

Spinning Triangles is a scrap-based pattern with 10 inch, brightly colorful paper-pieced triangles spinning and floating on an ever moving and changing background of greys. It’s super fun to make and has just enough challenge to keep your interest.

Spinning Triangles Modern Quilt Pattern by The Zen Quilter

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39. High Light Quilt Pattern by All People Quilt

Giant blocks, each created from five large pieces, make this modern quilt a snap to complete. Black-and-white fabrics give the project a classic but edgy look.

High Light Quilt Pattern by All People Quilt

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40. Ribbon Box Quilt Pattern by Cloud9 Fabrics

A charming toddler quilt, a lap quilt, a modern quilt, whatever pattern category this Ribbon Box Quilt belongs to will surely please the eyes. This interwoven ribbons quilt pattern gives a modern twist to a basket weave quilt design.

Ribbon Box Quilt Pattern by Cloud9 Fabrics

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41. River Pond Quilt Pattern by From Blank Pages

River Pond is an easy quilt pattern with a modern geometric feel that is perfect quilt pattern for every one in your life! Perfect for the naturalist, as a man quilt, or simply the modern quilt lover!

River Pond Quilt Pattern by From Blank Pages

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42. Black Birds Quilt Pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts

This Black Birds Quilt is a modern minimalist design with a bird theme and features bird quilt blocks made using traditional piecing methods. No templates and no paper piecing. Only simple straight line sewing and diagonal seams. Easy to follow instructions are provided for every step of the way!

Black Birds Quilt Pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts

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43. Maid Modern Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co Patterns

Take a traditional quilt pattern and give it a modern spin with this simple and modern. This easy to make half square triangle quilt pattern is beginner friendly and lends itself well to bright colors or large patterns with its big blocks.

Maid Modern Quilt Pattern by Coral And Co Patterns

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44. Jumbo Hashtag Quilt Free Pattern by Sew Can She

Sew this fun, modern, and easy quilt in no time at all! Big 18” quilt blocks like these hashtags are so fast and easy to piece, and before you know it you have a huge quilt!

Jumbo Hashtag Quilt Free Pattern by Sew Can She

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45. Crooked Crosses And Bent Boxes Quilt Pattern by Felt Like Sweets

Crooked Crosses and Bent Boxes is a semi-improv modern quilt pattern, written for advanced beginners who want the look and feel of improv but who are not quite ready to give up your rulers. This modern quilt pattern contains instructions for 3 quilt sizes using fat quarters, quarter yards, half yards or yardage. 

Crooked Crosses And Bent Boxes Quilt Pattern by Felt Like Sweets

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46. Mod Melons Free Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

Treat yourself to a sweet taste of summer with this fresh and fun Mod Melons Quilt Pattern. This free modern quilt pattern is a great way to remember the warm days of summer all year long!

Mod Melons Free Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

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47. Mugs Quilt Pattern by Center Street Quilts

This Mugs Quilt is the ultimate fussy cutting quilt pattern and a great way to show off your favorite prints! The pattern consists of eight different types of mugs: six are traditionally pieced and two are foundation paper pieced (FPP).

If you don’t feel comfortable doing FPP, those mugs can easily be substituted for your favorite traditionally pieced mug blocks!

Mugs Quilt Pattern by Center Street Quilts

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48. Modern Square Garden Quilt Pattern by Tea Rose Home

Charm pack quilts always look full of personality with their vibrant colors, and witht his easy tutorial for putting together your square quilt patterns with sashing, they’ll be looking their best. If you’ll be spending some time outside this year, make sure your have a beautiful quilt like this to rest on.

Modern Square Garden Quilt Pattern by Tea Rose Home

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49. Aftershock Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective

Aftershock is a modern quilt pattern that looks great with a variety of fabrics and colors. Fat quarter friendly, beginner friendly, and is a pretty fast finish!

Aftershock Quilt Pattern by Wren Collective

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50. Quaking Aspen, Birch, and Stream Quilt Patterns by Lolo Cloth And Hide

These modern originals feature thoughtfully placed lines that create a bold accent to your home decor. This bundle features Quaking Aspen, Birch, and Stream (includes three sizes for Stream) patterns because three is better than one!

Quaking Aspen, Birch, and Stream Quilt Patterns by Lolo Cloth And Hide

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WITH THESE MODERN QUILT PATTERNS, YOU’RE SURE TO FIND THE NEXT PROJECT TO INSPIRE YOUR QUILT MAKING.

If you’re participating, please upload your finished quilts to our Facebook page (you can post a photo over there).

For more pattern round-ups check out our 50 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns, 45 Star Quilt Patterns, 45 Log Cabin Quilt Patterns, and 50 Christmas Quilt Patterns.

Whether they use fabric combos in a brand new way or require a twist of old school quilting methods, these modern quilt patterns are all stunning in their own way. Have fun sewing them!