Issue 46

Issue 46

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From little things, big things grow. Babies turn into children, then adults. Baby quilts turn people into quilters, then quilt-based business owners. Quite coincidently, all three makers featured in this issue – Brooke Shankland, Lynett Muhaso, and Jo Westfoot – began their quilting journeys when they jumped in with both feet to make quilts for new babies. And the significance here is not necessarily the baby quilt, though they’re a great project for new quilters due to their size, it’s the willingness of all these makers to give it a go. MEET them and hear how they got bitten by the quilting bug.

Also in Issue 46, we MAKE some beautiful rainbow quilts, and a rainbow pennant flag to store your pin collection. If you’ve got a fave feature fabric in your stash, there’s a quilt to help make it sing! And there’s an awesome pattern to make your own eye-catching New York Beauty quilt. I dare you not to fall in love with New York Beauty quilts after seeing the stunners in our gallery! All this plus tips and tricks from our expert quilting team to get us up and raring to quilt!

Make Modern magazines are jam-packed with modern quilt patterns suitable for beginner quilters to advanced, and articles about modern quilting guaranteed to make you smile, inspire you to quilt outside your comfort zone, and start making modern quilts today. Our beautiful patchwork magazine is published independently by a team of quilters, and priced at just AU$12 (approx. US$10, CA$11, €8 or £7).

*Price in AUD converted to your currency during checkout. Make Modern is a digital modern quilt magazine available worldwide. Instantly download the 100+ page PDF to your device and print pages as you like.


Included Patterns:

  • Labyrinth Quilt by Colleen Seneca (@colleen.sews)

  • Rayne Quilt by Leanne Harvey (@leanne_mountvincentquilts)

  • Lavender Sun Lavender Pillows by Anke B. Calzada (@pasacana_designs)

  • Winter Star Quilt by Amy Ball (@coffeeringsstudio)

  • Rainbow Pin Pennant by Cait Lisle (@caitlisle)

  • Eucalyptus Quilt by Karen Bolan (@karen.bolan)

  • Birds in the Spring Quilt by Sue Griffiths (@sue_duckcreekquilting)

  • Fingerpainting Quilt by Reed Johnson (@bluebearquilts)

  • Vivid Prism Quilt by Rebecca Cottongim (@risingstarquiltco)

  • Summer Yin Yang Quilt by Teresa Mairal Barreu (@teresadownunder)

Featured Articles:

  • Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Getting Curvy with It

  • DIY Design by Tara Glastonbury (@stitchandyarn): Turning a Conversation into a Quilt

  • Quilts on Screen by Kristy Lea (@quietplay)

  • Cloth Confidential by Wendy Wild (@thenextstitch): Fabric Cravings

  • Colour Theory: Colour Value by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts)

  • Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): FMQ Motifs for ‘Wheels’

  • Smash That Stash: Be My Hero (@janekellyquilts)

  • Meet the Maker: Brooke Shankland (@eudaimoniastudious)

  • Meet the Maker: Lynett Muhaso (@lynsavenue)

  • Meet the Maker: Jo Westfoot (@thecraftynomadfleet)

  • Gallery: New York Beauty Quilts by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts)