3 Free Modern Quilt Patterns with No Adds!!!

We love modern quilts, they allow for so much freedom and can be as simple or intricate as you want!

Custom quilt by Laura Preston (Photo: Vacilando Quilting Co.)

Inspiration and patterns for our modern quilts often comes from designers like Laura Preston of Vacilando Quilting Co. and Amber of Alderwood Studio.  Although we highly encourage checking out their patterns, sometimes a free one is what you're looking for. So, we have pulled together 3 of our favourite free pdf patterns for you, from fabric manufacturers Moda and Art Gallery Fabrics.

Modern quilts as explained by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) are:

"primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting." (MQG)

Desert Sunset by Art Gallery Studio

Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate 

The large and small triangles allow for a lot of colour play, using up fabric scraps and honing in your piecing skills. 

Quilt pdf courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics:

Wilderness by Art Gallery Studio

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced 

This quilt brings together a number of skill sets including curved corners making it a great one for strengthening your skills set. 

Quilt pdf courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics:

Boro Woven Foundations for Moda Fabrics

Skill level: Confident beginner 

We love this quilt pattern for how well it explains how to sew a flying geese quilt piece, which makes this pattern accessible to beginners. Also, the triangles within this piece provide a great opportunity for using fabric scraps and up-cycling.  
Quilt pdf courtesy of Moda Fabrics: