Issue 8 of Make Modern Magazine is out and I am pleased to share my A+ Journal Covers in this modern quilty issue. These Journal covers fit over a US standard Composition book. They feature plus sign shapes creating a scrappy look with the plus signs either in brights or neutrals. I tried quilting them two ways, but I think I love the natural, squiggly lines on the aqua journal the best.
Make Modern is an online magazine created by Jane, Lara and Kristy and is filled with delightful modern quilt and sewing patterns. Make Modern is a digital magazine put together by quilters for quilters who are passionate about modern quilting and sewing. And I will add, it is very reasonably priced for the huge amount of content.
This cover is pieced with lots of 1 1/2 inch squares. I thought it would use up some of my pile of scraps. I like the low volume plus signs, they really make the aqua scraps stand out.
The inside features a little pocket to tuck in a pen or pencil. It all closes with some elastic and some funky buttons.
Here is a look at the purple and grey cover with the background as low volume grey prints.
I envisioned these to take to my meetings where I needed to take notes. They also make great gifts with that personal quilty touch. Wouldn’t these be perfect for a favorite teacher or as a holiday gift for a friend who likes to journal?
I am thrilled to share my Mod Selvedge Cushion published in the first anniversary issue of Make Modern Magazine. No, I did not spell it wrong, Selvedge Cushion is how you spell Selvage Pillow in Australia where Make Modern is published. This online quilt magazine is created by Jane, Lara and Kristy and is filled with delightful modern quilt and sewing patterns. Make Modern is a digital magazine put together by quilters for quilters who are passionate about modern quilting and sewing.
I have been saving my selvages for a while, I even have a few friends saving them for me. I don’t know if I will ever use them all. This whole large bin is full of them.
I pulled just the black, white and cream ones strips of selvage for this pillow. You create the selvage fabric by sewing them together in an overlapping fashion.
After you have sewn together a bunch of them, you start to see the cool fabric. I alternated with lighter and denser pieces of black and white selvage.
I used a bright solid red for the accent. Then I started quilting. I think you could use multicolored selvages and use a neutral gray or white for the accent for another cool take on it.
Here is a picture of the pillow top up close. Don’t you love the striped accent? That was a last minute bit of whimsy.
Here is the back of the pillow, I used a large newspaper print to play off the black and white.
There are 14 great creative modern projects in this issue including my Mod Selvedge Cushion. You can easily purchase the downloadable issue of Make Modern Issue Six online HERE for a very reasonable price. There is also a free newsletter that you can sign up for.
My Modern Selvage Pillow is now available FOR SALE as a pattern in My Shop for instant PDF download.