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28 Modern Quilt Patterns and Modern Quilt Ideas

Get ready to update your quilting routine with these free quilt patterns that embody everything modern quilting!

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
28 Modern Quilt Patterns and Modern Quilt Ideas

Quilting is often considered a traditional craft or art. Quilts are totally old school and that is totally alright. Sometimes, however, you want to take your quilting to a new level and learn how to quilt something contemporary and modem. Quilt ideas that have a trendy look to them will look absolutely fantastic in your home. Plus, modern quilt patterns are some of the best quilted gifts to give because they combine the lovey dovey handmade tradition of quilting with some true personality.

From chevron quilt patterns to geometric ideas, modern quilt patterns are becoming increasingly popular. These free quilting patterns are not for those who love old school ideas and coloring between the lines. These modern quilt patterns are not your grandmother’s quilting patterns. They’re uniquely you. It is time to go a little crazy with your free quilting patterns. Check out 28 Modern Quilt Patterns and Modern Quilt Ideas and find free quilt patterns with some serious wow.

Modern quilting is not easily defined. While many types of quilting are defined by HOW you quilt, modern quilting simple has its own look. A modern quilt can use traditional quilting ideas in a brand new way. A modern quilt can be neon bright or use colors in a new way. So, how do you know a modern quilt when you see it? Well, you just know! If a quilt looks unlike you have ever seen, it is likely a modern or contemporary quilt.

Plus, learn how to design your own quilt pattern with this video straight from our craft studio!

Modern Quilt Patterns

Heartbreaker Modern Quilt Tutorial

These modern quilt patterns all have something that makes them special. Whether they use fabric combos in a brand new way or require a twist of old school quilting methods, these modern quilt ideas are all stunning in their own way. From quilting patterns for beginners to more complicated ideas, the modern quilt patterns below are all sure to catch your eye.

Modern Quilt Blocks

No Math Vintage Photo Quilt Blocks

If you are not ready to create a brand new free quilting pattern, try out one of these free block patterns first. Modern quilt blocks add a quirky touch to traditional piecework. Add some sass to a quilt you are working on now by adding a contemporary block or two amongst more traditional ideas.

Other Modern Quilt Ideas

Little Bolt Mini Quilt Pattern

Not looking to learn how to quilt a big project? Make free table runner patterns or even dress patterns for sewing that use quilting techniques to add a contemporary spin to old project ideas. Modern quilt ideas do not need to be confined to quilts alone.

What is your favorite color to quilt with? Let us know below in the comments!

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These designs are so inspiring! Thanks for putting them all together!

I am currently working on a quilt as you go with turquoise browns. My new favorite colors.

My favorite color to quilt with is purple.

Purples and blues. Still hesitant to try though.

My favorite color is purple but I love working with all vibrant, bold and beautiful fabrics.

I love the colorful quilts!

I love pinks and purples!! But any lovely colors work for me.

Love this sight

I love to use yellows and blues together, it's an appealing combination.

I love pinks, light purples, light blue the lighter the better love them so easy to work and match

I love favecrafts. No matter what you are looking for, favecrafts will have it. Crochet, knit, and quilts. I love it, because they have things for any beginner, intermediate, or experience. The even have ebooks to help you learn, and so many patterns to choose from. They have it all. .

How nice to find so many great patterns in one place. My sister is a beginning quilter and she is going to love this. I love the blues and greens of the oceans.

I only recently started quilting at the gentle urging of a dear friend. She has started me out with paper piecing and I have to admit I love it. I plan to make my first quilt in beach hues.

I love blues and greens. These 2 colors go with everything.

I have a big stash of quilting fabrics and my favorite colors are lavender and lime green.

I love to quilt all colors but recently my grandson's girlfriend wanted a pink and teal and I was surprised how much I like it!

Teal and bright orange are my two favorite quilting colors

love purples and pinks for girls and reds and blues for boys

The color I love to quilt with the most is purple. It is my favorite color so working with it just keeps me happy the whole time.

My favorite color to quilt with is the color I have on hand. I think if I had it, I would choose a rose and blue combination.

I LOVE blue!

My favorite colors to quilt with are the rainbow colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

I like blues and purples--also some roses.

I haven't tried it yet, but I would love to do it in purples and greens it would match some other quilts I currently have.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

I love making quilts in reds and whites.

quilting with orange and brown right now. Daughter just got an RV and wants 2 matching quilts for it. Sure could use some help ! I'm just using a common block scheme.

I love the dark purple reminds me of my mother

My favorite color to quilt with is turquoise. It's my favorite color! I love modern quilts! I'm making one now!

My favorite color to quilt with is turquoise. Since I live in the southwest, I love to pair it with fuchsia, blue and other colors of the southwest.

I like the modern look to these quilts. Thank you for your website.

These are very beautiful quilts. I love "X Marks the Spot". It could be my next quilt!.

It would be awesome to win a prize from favequilts, thanks for the opportunity.

I like using brights of red and yellow - it such a BREATH of FRESH AIR

I love to quilt with purple. It comforts my soul.

My go to color of late has been gray.

I love quilts but have never made one I like the clamshell design and the bright colors. Would love to learn the art of quilting.

Quilting keeps me sane

Scrappy quilts are my favorite, with bright colors, white grey

I love any bright, pure color- maybe that is why I love scrappy quilts. I look forward to the quilts you post and have used many of the ideas.

I have fabric waiting to make three quilts with. I can't wait to get started!

I have a stash of bright colors. Think I like red and blue best.

I have a lot of red and blue fabric that I use for children's quilts.

Bright pinks and whites!

Red is my favorite, but lots of green and purple too.

I would have to say green.

I mostly like earthy green tones.

Turquoises, in combination with browns.

i like a black back ground against bright colors because of how it makes them pop

Hello! I use most every color but find that I tend to gravitate towards Purple and teal!

My favourite quilt colour is the colour of the quilt my grandma made shortly before she passed, that is purple. My quilt is pale purple, pale pink I just love it!!

Hi there, I like to quilt mostly with scraps, but when I'm doing a special quilt, I lean more towards using reds! Quilty Huggs!

I love this site!! I also love the quilts-)-)-) I like blues to quilt with!

Guess I like red and blue but as of now I have only done one.

Thanks for the great patterns. Love yellow and gray together!

My favorite colors to quilt with are blue and cream. Thanks!

Blues

Gold and dark green , my favorite colors.

I love using blacks and grays. I enjoy your modern quilting projects. Keep up the good work. Thank you for a great giveaway.

I use this site often for quilt ideas and have made several patterns shared by other quilters. In recent months, I've supersized some of the modern blocks to make larger quilts.

I so appreciate this wonderful pattern source. When looking for a certain something, this is the first place I look. I've used it many times.

I am actually a fan of patterns that are a bit of both. I love traditional quilts that are made in modern colors.

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