Modern Moths Quilt — Fall 2023 Showcase!

detail of quilt block that looks like a moth

Have you ever created something that makes your heart flutter every time you look at it? That’s precisely how I feel about the Modern Moths quilt. I launched this cute quilt pattern earlier this year and since then there have been versions of it flying around in different fabric collections!

Today, I’ll be sharing a fabric roundup of some fantastic combos I’ve experimented with and seen. I also want to share a heartwarming Modern Moths quilt finish story from a talented fellow quilter that I can’t wait to share with you. Get ready to be inspired and if you want to make your OWN Modern Moths quilt, you can pick up the PDF pattern here!

A Journey Back to Flowerland
6 quilt blocks that look like moths on a cutting mat

quilt that has 6 colorful moths arranged in a circle.

detail of quilt block that looks like a moth
As a designer and a quilter, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of bringing an idea to life through fabric and stitches. My Modern Moths quilt is a testament to that joy. I made this quilt with the Flowerland fabric collection, designed by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society / Moda Fabrics. I love the lightness and brightness this fabric collection adds to the quilt. The foundation paper pieced (FPP) pattern allowed me to create the delicate and mesmerizing moths that create a beautiful star in the negative space.


A Modern Moths Fabric Extravaganza

One of my favorite parts of the quilt pattern design process is playing with different color and fabric combinations. Whether you’re drawn to bold and vibrant colors or prefer a more subdued palette, there’s a fabric collection out there for you! Over the summer, I had the pleasure of experimenting with different fabric combos. Let’s take a look, shall we…

quilt with 6 colorful moths in a circle
Modern Moths quilt pattern made with Surge by QT Fabrics.


Modern Moths quilt pattern made with Quaint Cottage by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics

quilt with 6 moths in a circle
Modern Moths quilt pattern made with Wildflowers by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. Want to see more of this specific quilt? Check out the full behind the scenes blog post on this version!

From rich jewel tones to soft palettes to colorful rainbows, the Modern Moths pattern comes to life in countless ways. Each quilt tells a unique story.

A Heartwarming Modern Moths Quilt Finish

quilt with 6 colorful moths in a circle
quilt label with a tribute to a pet

Quilting is more than just a creative outlet; it’s a means of healing and remembering. Recently, Debbie K, sent me a touching story and photos of her latest quilt. As Debbie was working on her Modern Moths, she had to say goodbye to her dog Annie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Annie always hung out with Debbie in her sewing space. In her words, Modern Moths was the final quilt they worked on “together”. With Debbie’s permission, I”m sharing her quilt and label. She considers the quilt as a tribute to Annie and hopes to inspire others on ways to personalize special quilts.


Let’s get quilting!

I hope this Modern Moths showcase has filled you with inspiration and reminded you of the beauty that can be found in the art of quilting. Have you made a Modern Moths quilt? If so, email me.


Make your own Modern Moths quilt!

Get all the details about fabric requirements and pick up the quilt pattern here.

Happy quilting,

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