Modern Heirloom Quilting by Amber Elliot - A Book Blog Hop
Posted on November 17 2022
Welcome! Amber Elliot of Alderwood Studio has a new book out and I am so happy to be part of the blog hop!
Modern Heirloom Quilting is a beautifully photographed book with lovely and simple, yet striking quilt patterns. The book is available HERE in hardcover. It will also be available on Amazon in paperback.
Although Amber uses a wonderfully soothing, clean, color palette throughout the book, I knew her patterns would be perfect in a variety of fabrics - solids and prints, darks and brights - as well. Her quilt patterns are perfectly classic that way!
For my project I used the Rose Quartz pattern.
The Rose Quartz block is super large, and is the perfect size to make a cover for a King-sized pillow insert. Amber even includes instructions on how to make a pillow cover from a mini quilt and it worked great for the Rose Quartz block.
For my pillow I used the bold fabrics from my upcoming Hothouse collection from Windham!
After I pieced the pillow top, I sewed some scallops with big stitch quilting using perle cotton, plus machine sewed stitch-in-the-ditch around the navy (Cold Frame in Downpour).
I also did some tying with tapestry wool, including colonial knots in some of the scallops, and in the center of some felt circles and flowers.
To make fluffy knots, I made ties within the red border (Cold Frame in Tomato). Then I put the whole thing in the washer and dryer to fluff out the knots. I am quite fond of fluffy ties!
I wanted the backing fabric to be a bit heavier than quilting cotton, so I used a Marimekko for Crate and Barrel print that I had in my stash. Amber’s instructions tell you just how to cut the 2 panels for the back of the pillow. Easy on and off, and no zipper!
For the binding I used Boundless Binding Stripe in Apple Green from the Sew Good collection. The green with red dots was just right!
I love how you can give the same pattern to different sewists and come out with projects that are totally unique. Modern Heirloom Quilting is a beautiful book with very customizable projects!