A Friday Finish: The MMQG Summer Challenge

The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild challenged its members to come up with a modern traditionalism project over the summer months. A great number of our members are either new to quilting or new to modern quilting, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to learn more about modern quilting.

 So we kept the guidelines pretty loose. All we had to do was to take a traditional block and give it a modern twist.

I decided to take my favourite traditional block - the churn dash (or the wrench?) and make it way bigger. I also used some Veranda leftovers I had and made a pillow cover.

The pillow measures 20" square. I quilted it with straight vertical lines.

The back is a blue print from the same collection. And I put a zipper in! I used this tutorial and it worked like a charm.  http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.ca/2012/12/installing-zipper-closure-in-pillow.html

So I'm all set for the September Guild meeting and Show & Tell!
Linking up at Amanda Jean's for Finish It Up Friday and at Sewing by Moonlight who is hosting TGIFF this week.
Have a great weekend!


  1. I heart it! Should fit right in with the theme.

  2. Oooh I love the simplicity of this block! Gorgeous! I wish I was nearby to give it a big squish...

  3. I am just seeing the Churn Dash all over the place! It is one of my favorite blocks. Definitely a modern traditional feel:)

  4. Cute! The churn dash is one of my favorites too! A whole quilt out of it would be wonderful but hasn't happened yet.

  5. Ooh, I love the churn dash, and this pillow is amazing! :)

  6. That is a very lovely pillow!
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  7. Looks great. Love your colour choice!

  8. Great traditional quilt block on adrenaline! I love it in the oversize! Pretty, pretty!

  9. Hello Izzy,
    Your pillow is the proof that simple is beautiful! very soft and sweet.

  10. I love that pillow and the quilting just looks awesome.


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