Thursday, July 31, 2014

Modern Shadow: An Off-list Finish

It's too hot around here and as a result, I've been too cranky to sew, so I think I'll blog instead!

This is one of those projects that just popped into my head, demanding to be made. As I fell asleep one night a couple of months ago, I saw my pattern Easy Going Modern made up in an ombre arrangement.

Modern Shadow front

So I went to my stash and dug around in my greys and pulled 5 shades of Kona Solids: Silver, Medium Gray, Coal and Charcoal plus Ash.

Modern Shadow

I got a bit stuck on the quilting, but I'm glad I didn't rush into anything because this curvy motif - done with two different shades of grey Aurifil 50 weight thread - really complements the right angles.
Modern Shadow quilting

Modern Shadow upward

The backing is a fabulous IKEA duvet that I thrifted.
Modern Shadow back

This finish was a just-for-fun one - "off-list" meaning it's not part of my Finish Along list. But I think I may be keeping this quiltie for myself because it's a nice lap size - about 56"x78".

Linking up to Finish it Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts!


  1. Off list or not it turned out great. Isn't if fun when those flashes of inspiration happen and you just have to drop everything else and make it reality.

  2. oh this is SO striking and your quilting just makes it! So unexpected and fun! And the back!! Love how bright you made it in contrast to the front!

  3. I really love the way you've quilted it!

  4. I love it. Isn't it great when you have and idea and it turns out so well. I also love the quilting you picked. We have that duvet on one of the beds out here on the coast.

  5. Hi Felicity! It's sew nice to meet you through the Mad About Patchwork sewing studio tour! Love your choice to do this pattern in ombre, especially with the greys. Looks fabulous and the quilting is great!

  6. I love that, and the quilting is the best for it!


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