Thursday, June 13, 2013

Modern Meadow Pillow

modern meadow pillow finished 1

When I saw the announcement for the Modern Mini Challenge a couple of weeks ago, it was just the motivation I needed to finish my Modern Meadow pillow!

modern meadow pillow finished 2

I decided to take some photos sans pillow because you can see the quilting better when it's not stuffed. And the quilting is my favorite part of this pillow! I just love the texture all these straight lines create.

The quilting plan for this quilt evolved over time. A couple months ago, it looked like this:

modern meadow pillow wip 1

It started with vertical lines in the pieced sections, but I wasn't quite happy with it because I was going for wonky uneven spacing between the lines, but it just looked sloppy (to me anyway). I soldiered on though. I stitched the angles in the negative spaces on the sides, which I loved the look of. But then the project sat for a looong time and I didn't know where to go next.

The "wonky" lines continued to bother me, so I bit the bullet and pulled out the seam ripper a few days ago. This gave me the opportunity to continue the angles into the pieced panel and I love the results!

modern meadow pillow finished 3

And here it is with the pillow. While working on this project, I always pictured it vertically but with the pillow insert I'm thinking it might work better with the strips running horizontally. What do think- portrait or landscape pillow?

modern meadow pillow finished 4

Check out all the wonderful mini entries over at Ellison Lane!


  1. Entourage pillow is beautiful! Good luck in the challenge!

  2. "your" not entourage. Not sure how that happened.

  3. It is lovely - horizontal or vertical! Your quilting looks fantastic.

  4. Portrait. Definitely portrait. Awesome job.

  5. Love love this pillow and yes, vertical. Awesome! Thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge! :)

  6. I LOVE how you have quilted this pillow, really makes it very special.

  7. this is a fabulous pillow - adore the quilting!


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