Pillows inspired by "Quilting Modern"

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned the new book, Quilting Modern, before. I know Katie from the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, although I didn’t actually meet her until the book was well underway. She is tons of fun, and so inspiring! As I read through my copy of the book, I really felt like a little bit of Katie went into each project and technique.
Jacquie is equally as inspiring! Her blog was one of the very first quilt blogs that I ever followed, and even as my tastes change and my blogger roll reflexes that, I don’t think I will EVER tire of Jacquie’s work. I haven’t met her in person, but she’s very sweet over email!
I buy very few books, especially sight unseen. But I knew that this book would be a hit, so I preordered it – and I was not disappointed! What I love so much about this book is that it is a collection of modern quilting techniques before it is a pattern book. There are directions for creating the quilts in the book, but there are also fabulous descriptions of techniques and other layouts using the techniques.Oh, and I can’t forget the section that covers quilting designs – who doesn’t need more quilting inspiration?!
The first project that I made was with stitch and flip triangles. I wanted to make a pillow for a friend as a birthday gift, so I thought this would be a fun time to try out the technique.

G Pillow
I used linen for the center of the pillow and hand embroidered a G for my friend’s last name:
G Pillow
Straight line quilting:
G Pillow
I used a brown for the binding and one of my most favorite prints for the back:
G Pillow back
Fabrics on the front are from Outfoxed by Lizzy House (orange) and It’s a Hoot by Momo (teal).
Back fabric is from Weekends by Erin McMorris.
I also tried the slice and dice technique in the book, and made this pillow for Felicity (she blogged about it here!):
Fpillow front
On the back I used a cheerful raindrop fabric. She does live in Vancouver, after all. 🙂
Fpillow back
Fabrics on the front are linen (from JoAnn’s) and Quilter’s Linen in lime and azure, I think. I really love the quilter’s linen because it has the stability of a quilting cotton with the visual texture of linen. It washes up really well, and I don’t mind at all that it’s not real linen!
On the back I used a print from Summersault by Eric McMorris.
I can’t wait to use some of these techniques in larger projects. The stitch and flip triangles are especially appealing to me, because they create so many different layouts!

5 responses to “Pillows inspired by "Quilting Modern"

  1. I love both those pillows! I love how you added the initial on the first one. And the colors! I'm a Erin McMorris fan as well. I'm excited to browse around your blog.

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