This is part of a year-long series of posts about the quilts from Modern Patchwork. I'm highlighting a different quilt each month, and will be remaking each of the book quilts in some way.
This month, the featured quilt from Modern Patchwork is Neighborhood, which appears on Pages 34 - 41. I made a pillow version using a single block, and you can find my post about making the block here.
The faux bois themed quilting on this pillow is based on the Wood Grain with Knots design in Angela Walters' excellent book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters.
The only modification I made to Angela's basic process was to change the direction of the quilting. The book diagrams suggest quilting by moving from side to side, as one would if using a longarm machine. When quilting on a home machine, I find that it's easier to work up and down (as with this pattern) so I just rotated the design 90° to the right. Easy!
I recommend Angela's book to anyone looking for some fun new quilting designs. I'm definitely looking forward to trying more of them!
The pillow back is pieced from leftover fabric from the house on the front.
Once both panels were quilted, I trimmed them to 18½" x 18½", added an invisible zipper and sewed the two sides of the pillow together with a 1/2" seam allowance.
I hope that all of you in the Northeast are staying safe and dry!