Tectonic Shift Quilt

Inspired by mid-century modern design, the Tectonic Shift Quilt an ideal modern quilt pattern to practice curved piecing. Use the large spans of negative space to highlight a favorite fabric pattern or use a low-volume option to highlight the curved blocks.

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 60" x 72"

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Heather Black

Mid-century modern has always been Heather’s favorite design style—mostly for the color palette, clean lines, organic elements, and a philosophy that utility can also be beautiful. This quilt was not designed to be a replica of the mid-century modern style but more of a translation of that style for today.

Download this quilt pattern plus eleven others in the January/February 2018 digital issue of Modern Patchwork.


Note: Fabric requirements assume 40″ usable width of fabric.

  • 1-7⁄8 yards gray print for background
  • 5⁄8 yard brown
  • 2 yards yellow-green for blocks and binding
  • ¼ yard white
  • ½ yard medium gray
  • 1 yard dark gray
  • Templates A + B
  • Template material
  • 4-½ yards backing fabric
  • Twin-size batting

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork January/February 2018 for this pattern and more!