Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mod Pillows

Back in July I showed you the pile of offcuts that I had from the Scrappy Trips Around the World blocks that I used to make my Mod Trips quilt. Now that the flimsy is finished, I decided to make two 20" square pillow covers from the remaining strips. I had 37 pieced strips left, each with one red square and five light squares. For the first pillow I was able to make a scaled down version of the loops in my quilt:

But, there weren't enough red squares to make another loop, so for the second pillow I opted for an asymmetrical cross:

I think they both have that "mod" feel.

And now, with the pillow tops done too, I am really feeling like I have completed a milestone with this project. There are just a few squares left over for the scrap bin. Next month I hope to start the quilting, but for now I want to see how far I can get with Jacks and Cats before Halloween is upon us. Lots to do!


  1. You certainly ARE on a roll. I recognise a woman on a mission. This is a great idea - and the contrast of the asymmetrical one adds a nice touch. Well done. Good luck with the cats.

    1. Thanks, Jillian! I need to justify some new projects, you see, so I have to move these along a bit. We'll see how it goes with the cats, there's quite a bit to do on that project.

  2. Good use of leftovers. The fabrics with words and letters are favorites of mine, too.

  3. Hell Monica.

    The cushions designs are lovely. Isn't it a wonderful feeling finishing up the fabric.
    Good luck on your next project.

    Happy days.

  4. how good to use up the left over fabric this way the cushions have worked very well

  5. I like the asymmetrical pillow. The design change flows very nicely with the original.

  6. Great pillows! Love them both and that they are the same but not identical is brilliant too.


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