I have been with the Canberra Modern Quilt Guild since last August and really have been enjoying the meetings and activities. At the end of last year, we received fat eight bundle of Riley Blake fabrics which are to be used for a challenge. The challenge is pretty simple - anything quilted is considered in. I added one more of Riley Blake fabric - the grey sketchy one and the navy solid. I thought of adding the zig zag yellow ones, but didn't end up using it.
After watching Jacquie Gering on The Quilt Show some time last week, I decided to start my project by cutting strips with improv log cabin in mind. Played around on the design wall and ended up making a four patch pillow. Each block was about 13 inches square, so the end result was about 25" square pillow. I had to make a pillow with stuffing to fit inside the cover I made.
I did simple line quilting in each area spiraling towards the center. The pillow turns out really useful for laying on the chest while flipping through magazines. I have to say modern does not really fit my house theme, but I love challenging myself and I can't help loving modern quilts around the quilt world these days too.
I love and enjoyed making this pillow without having any measurements to stick to. Just sew and trim! Love the flexibility.