September 2, 2020

MQG Modern Classics

In celebration of the Modern Quilt Guild's 10th anniversary, they are re-releasing some of the Quilt of the Month patterns in a new updated color palette.  They are calling the quilts MQG Modern Classics.

Members of the MQG are invited to join in the fun by making any Quilt of the Month pattern previously released from 2014 through 2019.  That means there are 72 patterns from which to choose. And, if you enter your quilt, you have the chance to have your quilt juried into QuiltCon Together 2021.

I am using four of the seven Moda Bella Solids in the palette for the pattern I have picked out to make.

  • Mustard (9900-213)
  • Nautical Blue (9900-236)
  • Natural (9900-12)
  • Dusk (9900-116)

MQG Modern Classics

And, fortunately, I already had the matching Aurifil for each Moda Bella solid.
  • Aurifil 2310 Light Beige pairs with Natural
  • Aurifil 2370 Delft Blue pairs with Dusk
  • Aurifil 2783 Medium Delft Blue pairs with Nautical Blue
  • Aurifil 5022 Mustard pairs with, you guessed it, Mustard

Moda Bella Solids Aurifil

Here are the Moda Bella Solid swatches included in the 2020 color palette.  The four I am using are below.  

Three additional Moda Bella Solids are also included in the 2020 color palette:  Violet, Capri and Petunia.

I have had two quilts chosen by the Modern Quilt Guild as Quilts of the Month, Positively Transparent and Atypical Angles.  My philosophy is...if you find a good wall on which to photograph quilts, use it multiple times.  

Positively Transparent + August 2017

MQG Quilt of the Month

Atypical Angles + July 2018

MQG Quilt of the Month

To access the Quilt of the Month patterns, once you are logged in to the MQG website, go to the tab "For MQG Members" and from the drop-down choose "Patterns, Webinars and Articles".   From there, once you are on the Resources page, on the the right side bar, you can "Filter by Type"  and simply choose "Quilts of the Month".

The deadline for entering a MQG classic quilt is the same for other quilts entered into QuiltCon Together, November 30, 2020 at midnight.  You can check out the rules at Submit a Quilt.  I'm hoping to get the quilt I am making completed by the end of September.  


  1. Having those threads on hand is a huge bonus. the gold is beautiful and almost shining.

  2. Love your color choices for the new quilt and your previous quilts! How do you get your quilt to adhere to the concrete wall? That's a fantastic choice!

  3. I know I've seen that wall in your photographs before! It's such a great color. Looking forward to seeing your quilt, Paige. Are you going to re-create one of yours?

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are going to make! You are the modern quilt maven!! Love that wall that you found. Your quilts look great on it. And I was wondering the same thing Debbie asked. How do you get them to say on the wall?

  5. Like the colors (and those threads are yummy!). Will be fun to see what you create; I know it will be good!

  6. Good for you, Paige! You've chosen great colors in fabric and thread, and I hope you're juried into the show.

  7. This is a gorgeous selection of color Paige. Now to wait and see what you come up with!! Love the triangle quilt you designed.

  8. You have a great grouping of fabrics you chose. Good luck working on one to enter. I should but have way too much to do. But maybe inspiration will strike soon.

  9. Good walls are hard to come by. I agree with your approach. Gorgeous quilts - as always.