Modern X – A Free Pattern for Modern Quilt Guild Members

I’m pleased to share with you my latest quilt finish – Modern X.

I made it for the Modern Quilt Guild as a free pattern for their members. One of the benefits of being a MQG member is getting a free pattern with each of their monthly newsletters in 2014. I got selected to be “Miss March.”

modern_x_cquilts_mqgModern X – designed, pieced and quilted by Christa Watson – 56″x 70″

All of the quilts of the month will be shown at a special exhibit at QuiltCon next year, so it will be exciting to see them all presented in one place.

If you are not a member of the Modern Quilt Guild (why not?) I also have this pattern available for sale in my Craftsy Pattern Store. It runs 7 pages in length and also includes diagrams on how to machine quilt it, if you are so inclined.

I used Kona Cotton Solid fabrics for the quilt and it is pieced and quilted using Aurifil threads in 50 wt. cotton. Here’s a detailed shot of some of the quilting:

aurifil_quiltingBe sure to come back later in the week as I’ll share a couple of basting and binding tutorials I put together for this quilt. 🙂

48 thoughts on “Modern X – A Free Pattern for Modern Quilt Guild Members

  1. WendysHat says:

    OH wow! Christa! I’ve heard your name dropped recently and I haven’t seen you in SO LONG! I remember when you were just learning how to quilt! Remember the Old Days in the old Quilt Guild? I guess I need to come to your Modern Quilt Guild now!

  2. Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation says:

    I was excited to see this pattern in my newsletter. Congrats on being Miss March. If you ask me, that’s better than being a calendar pin-up girl, lol! This is such a striking pattern!

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. Alexis @ Persia Lou says:

    Christa – this is absolutely my favorite quilt of your so far. It is so graphic and bold. I just LOVE it. Really, truly. And, the quilting – gorgeous, as always. Thank you, thank you for sharing it over at my link party. 🙂

    • Christa says:

      Thanks Patti! I wanted to challenge myself to use only straight line quilting to go with this design. It was hard not wanting to break out and add some swirls and pebbles on this puppy, LOL!!

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