Modern Meadow

This is hands down my favorite quilt yet. FAVORITE. I love this fabric. I knew I wanted to make a modern looking quilt with this Joel Dewberry line, but I couldn’t make up my mind on the design until I started cutting the fat quarters into strips and going for it….which is scary. I used 8 fat quarters total, not counting the white fabric. I used EVERY last piece of the fabric down to the last tiny strip!
I had the picture of this in my head, and I was nervous once I started cutting up all my fabric that it would be a total wreck….lucky for me it turned out or I would have been one grumpy momma! The finished blocks are all 9 inches square, and I think that its 60 in. by 77 in.
P.S. I just want to say Thank You for all your sweet comments and encouragement. I wish I could reply and chat with you ALL….but that would require neglecting my children and well…I like my kids (for now). :)

65 Responses to Modern Meadow

  1. Alizabeth Sue June 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Just beautiful! Love the fabric and love your design!

  2. bleuvanille June 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    It looks fabulous!

  3. Purple Quilter Queen June 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    WOW Allison! That is gorgeous! I love new fabric and am often in the same boat as you. Afraid of cutting it because it's soooo pretty and you just aren't quite sure what pattern you want to do. But kuddos to you for going for it! I love how modern it is. The white really sets it off. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. Hope the boys are doing well. Take care! Jenn

  4. Goddess in Progress June 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

    Ooh, so lovely! I think that's an awesome line, too, and I love what you've done with it. Way to go for using every little bit of it! Feels good to have nothing go to waste.

  5. Cheryl Arkison June 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    That is lovely – so well balanced.

  6. Crafty Batches June 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Very pretty! ~Sam

  7. Kelli June 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    This is just lovely!!! Wow, wow, wow!!!

  8. traceyjay June 11, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    I love it! Modern Meadow is one of my favorites too… and this quilt is gorgeous! :)

  9. megan June 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    This is lovely…. the simple blocks paired with the solids are so elegant. I wish I had time to chop into my MM soon but it will have to wait!

  10. quiltilicious June 11, 2010 at 10:48 pm #


  11. Dawn June 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    So stunning… and fresh
    Hugs Dawn x x x

  12. Gale, Ky quilter June 11, 2010 at 11:33 pm #


  13. Sherry June 12, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    I love your quilt. Wonderful design!

  14. PioneerValleyGirl June 12, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    This came out wonderfully – what a great result

  15. Summer :) June 12, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    That is wodnerful! :) I think it is a completely beautiful experiment! :) Great job! :)

  16. jabeybaby June 12, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    What a beautiful quilt! I wish I had some of your creativity!

  17. Linda June 12, 2010 at 12:33 am #

    Love it!

  18. Little Bluebell (Adrianne) June 12, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Ooo it's gorgeous. I love it too!

  19. Jackie June 12, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Beautiful quilt! Doesn't it feel good to use every little piece of fabric?

  20. 慧慧妈咪 June 12, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    briliant!!!I love it

  21. Mrs. Darling June 12, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    OH! I love it!!! i love the pond palette so much! you have made it even prettier!

  22. Shannon June 12, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Oh my goodness gracious, that is GORGEOUS!!! I haven't stocked Modern Meadow but this quilt alone makes me want to run to get it in. LOVELY. I want it for my house!

  23. Sherri June 12, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Gorgeous quilt…I'm still deciding what to do with my modern meadow…this is terrific inspiration!

  24. D'Anne June 12, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    WOW! It is awesome! Kudos to you for going for it it really paid off big time. This quilt is beautiful!!

  25. K June 12, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    I would like to know how you organize your time to find the time to work on new prjects. I have five children ages 11-8 months and I marvel that you can get so much done! Please share your tips on how you break a project down, how you find the time to work in sewing (is it scheduled or spontaneous) etc….that is if you ever have the time left to share!

  26. Leslie June 12, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    this is so stunning…i am so glad for you that it turned out.

  27. Tara June 12, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    This is gorgeous!! You should be very proud!

  28. amy smart June 12, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    This is divine.

  29. Stephanie June 12, 2010 at 4:10 am #

    I LOVE this. Your fabric choices (as well as design) are great!

  30. Jennifer June 12, 2010 at 4:48 am #

    Beautiful. Can't wait to make one just like it. You really have a way with fabric…

  31. kersten June 12, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Absolutely love it!

  32. Ellie-CraftSewCreate June 12, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    To die for!! Love, love, love it!!

  33. Jo June 12, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    It looks lovely! You can't beat a simple, modern design for showing off great prints!

  34. Kariann June 12, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    I love this one too! I love the colors and I am a big fan of squares. My husband makes fun of me. Great job.

  35. Sarah June 12, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Gorgeous! Just lovely!

  36. Princess and the Pea June 12, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    This is gorgeous… but all your quilts are gorgeous! I don't know how you can pick a favourite – all of them are my favourite! I do LOVE the colours in this one though, it would look great in my living room – I will go and have a look for some similar fabrics! x

  37. Nell June 12, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Lovely! I like how you have got the trees and flowers centralised in the blocks. I think this range is one of my favourites too. I have some newly stashed!

    I have just re-started my own blog (after lots of recent blog-stalking!), would love it if you wanted to come over for a peek :)

  38. a.niza June 12, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    i love it…the effect is simply fresh and clean look..great job!

  39. ohiostar5 June 12, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    This quilt is just "stunning", one of your best quilts, but then I love them all. BettyLou

  40. Maree: June 12, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    It's Gorgeous…Love the Fabrics too..

  41. lari smiles June 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Really beautiful. This page just got dropped right into my "amazing quilts" folder on my favorites menu. Thanks for the inspiration!

  42. Marcia June 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Very pretty….Chic!

  43. Ruth June 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    That is wonderful!!

  44. penny.hankey June 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    I really like that. I had a similar idea for a load of Amy Butler FQs I want to use but haven't been able to bring myself to cut into them yet. I like the way some of the coloured centres are off centre, if that makes sense, in other words not all the blocks are regular and the same. It makes the whole design more interesting.

  45. Amy Sp June 13, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    It looks fabulous! I have a FQ pack of Modern Meadow that I'm hanging on to for my month in a bee, but it's not until February! You're quilt turned out great though. Can't wait to see it finished. :)

  46. Rinachiyya June 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Gorgeous colors and material.
    It is very neat looking I love it.

  47. Debbie June 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Did you use Mary's Quilt pattern for this quilt? Love it!

  48. Sarah June 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    This is so gorgeous!! I'm planning a quilt for some good friends and every time I think I've settled on a plan I see another quilt that I love. Can't wait to see it finished!

  49. Kelly O. June 14, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    this is fabulous!

  50. Amanda Joy June 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I NEED to get this fabric. I want this for my bedroom. Oh the possibilities:)

  51. holly p June 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Love this quilt! I share your love for MM :) I'm working on an MM quilt of my own right now!

  52. Diane June 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    This is beautiful! I have some left from a baby quilt I did on commision so I may try something like this.

  53. Tammy June 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    The colors in this quilt are fabulous. You did an awesome job.

  54. Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign June 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Yup – truly gorgeous. I can see why it's your fave

  55. ange_moore June 15, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    What a grogeous quilt – and that fabric is devine! Well done you!

  56. Nancy Sue June 15, 2010 at 3:53 am #

    Love L-O-V-E this quilt!!! Call me a little wackadoodle, but it could be a summer quilt AND into the fall……

  57. LindaB June 15, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Just Beautiful…love the fabric…I think we all have some fabric we find hard to cut up….waiting for that one special project to use it on…hugs LIndaB (Aust)

  58. Patty June 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Your quilt is beautiful. Did you have a pattern or make it up as you went? I just love it.

  59. savvy stitch June 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

  60. erica e June 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    what a great use of pretty fabric! i love the blues and greens. i think i probably would have walked right past the fabric and thought hmm… nice colors and nothing more. so i'm really impressed that you've come up with a great design to showcase it.

  61. gnee June 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    This is a flirtatious quilt, saying, "Come snuggle with me!" It's so fun and I am a huge fan of all things green. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

  62. Kristy June 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Love the colors!

  63. raisingcamelot June 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love Joel Dewberry fabric but you took it the next level. Congrats!!

  64. mjb June 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    So great! Can't wait to see it all quilted and finished :)

  65. Haylee June 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    oh my gosh, I LOVE that.I love the modern feel to it and the fabric is my favorite. Great job!

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