Broadcast Quilt

Broadcast Quilt by Brigit Dermott

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 63" x 63"

Rating : Challenging

Designed By : Brigit Dermott

As quilters, most of us have experience with traditional blocks. We move from one-patch squares to Half-Square Triangle blocks with ease, picking up lots of tips, shortcuts, and techniques along the way. Eventually, our confidence grows, we pick up our rotary cutter, take a deep breath, and try our hand at curved piecing. Lucky for us, we have projects like “Broadcast” that feature the traditional favorite, Drunkard’s Path, so we can test our new skills.

We love this modern interpretation of a medallion quilt. With bold colors and large-scale pieces, it radiates a modern, graphic, mood while extending a nod to traditional quilts from decades past. Designer Brigit Dermott based her design on the classic 1970’s Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo… thus the title. And if you are new to the Drunkard’s Path block or curved piecing in general, don’t miss the Modern Basics tutorial on creating precisely pieced curves. With this project under your belt, you’ll have tackled one more technique and be on your way to your next challenge.

Download this quilt pattern plus a dozen more in the May/June issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 4 yards blue for background, borders, and binding
  • 3/8 yard mustard
  • ½ yard each of pink, burnt orange, light pink, and light blue
  • 4 yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork for this pattern and more!