Here’s the second in this series of Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update posts from my latest book. You can use ANY fabrics to make these patterns–you are definitely not limited to red, white and blue. Let’s explore two patterns in this post.
This time, I’m showing alternatives for TWO of the patterns.
Strips & Stars #1
This pattern has a layout for making placemats. Let’s see how the Star block changes with different fabrics.
The original red, white and blue colorway–perfect for a July 4th party.
So what happens when we go more modern?
Patriotic X Blocks — Stash Buster Friendly.
This pattern is on page 66. It’s a ‘planned improvisational quilt–quick and fun to make. You can use a combination of stash fabrics such as leftover binding strips and leftover 10″ precut squares!
Here’s the original quilt.
The next quilt was designed in EQ8 with the very modern Arroyo fabric line by Erin Dollar from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. This line has very subtle colors with a few bold deep prints for emphasis and contrast.
And, here’s the same quilt in Christa Watson’s Modern Marks fabric from Benartex.
So, as you can see, your fabric choices will totally change the mood and feel of your quilt. Stay tuned for more versions of the quilts from Patriotic Modern Quilts available online and from your local quilt shops and bookstores. Click here for other patterns from the book re-imagined.