Fat-Quarter Friendly Modern Flight Quilt Pattern

by | Apr 20, 2021

The Modern Flight Quilt pattern is now available! This pattern is quick, clean, and beginner-friendly. It’s perfect for that fat quarter bundle you’ve been saving for a quilt that really emphasizes the beautiful colors and prints. Or if you feel like going stark and modern, do a two-color version with a pop of highlight color. Love ombre? Use an ombre cascade of colors across your quilt. Check out the pattern tester quilts below for examples of each of these!

(Side note: The longarm quilting on the above quilt was done by the lovely Katie Hanson @moderntextiles. Give her a follow for great quilting photos and an excellent sense of humor.)


Ready to dive in? Join the quilt along that starts April 28th! Sign up for the quilt along email list HERE so you don’t miss any of the details coming out later this week. There’ll be weekly instructional videos and blog posts, prizes from sponsors like Oliso, Aurifil, and more, and enough general quilting fun to help launch you out of your creative winter funk and into a bright, creative spring. Also, when you sign up you’ll get an extra 10% off coupon code to use on the pattern.


Now that you’re all signed up, let’s take a look through some sample quilts, shall we?

Okay, technically this is one of my quilts and not a pattern tester quilt. But it was a test, so it counts, right? When I saw this Art Gallery Fabrics fat quarter bundle curated by Elizabeth Bolten at Elizabeth Bolten Studio, I knew it was perfect for a baby version of this quilt. I intentionally kept the quilting on this loose and organic. It hasn’t been through the wash yet, but I can’t wait to see the crinkle! I haven’t decided if we’ll keep this one if we find out we’re having a girl in September. It feels like I’d be too far ahead of the game. For Arlen, I waited to make his quilt until he was 1!

Tiffany @subtlesewing made this gorgeous monochromatic version with a pop of yellow. I love the use of prints for texture and variety combined with the start black and white, modern feel from a distance.

Kerry @thatssewkerry has a serious obsession with bright fabrics. She’s also one of my most trusted pattern testers. When she volunteered for this one, I knew she’d come up with something fun, but the start contrast in this one still gave me a nice shock when I saw the first photo!

Kat @quiltystitchystuff actually crashed a meeting of her local gliding club to take photos of her ombre version of the quilt! She used the same six colors and ran them in one direction for the background colors and the opposite for the diamonds. This one is on my list of versions to make for myself!

Carissa @blanchelafawnda and I share a love of Moda’s Speckled fabrics and she picked their black for the background for her test quilt. This is another one on my “if I had more time I’d make myself one” list!

Karla @bikergrammy made this quilt for her grandson. The quilt comes with a fussy cutting template you can use to cut the diamonds if you want to cut them from special fabrics as Karla did. There’s a whole bright zoo of animals in her quilt! 

Kelsey @quilting_with_kelsey mixed bright, neon solids with a print that ties them all together. Notice how beautifully vertical all of her prints are? The pattern comes with cutting templates that help you easily orient your pieces to keep your prints facing the way you want!

Doesn’t this test version by Joan @jmarycz remind you of stained glass? I think it’s clear by now that you can grab any rainbow-themed fat quarter bundle you like and mix it with a neutral background and you’ll have a bright, quick combo of fabrics for this pattern.


Feeling inspired yet? If you’re ready to start digging through your scrap bins or scouring your favorite online shop for the perfect fat quarter bundle, here are the fabric requirements:

Don’t forget to tag me @sparklestash and use #modernflightquilt in your quilts so I can see what you make!

Happy Quilting,


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