Thursday, April 4, 2019

✂️Meadowland QAL✂️

Imagine 2,400+ quilts that are all the same, yet all different...

This is what is happening over at #MeadowlandQAL on Instagram right now! I'm participating, along with 2,400+ quilters, sewing the Meadowland quilt, each quilter making it their own, with different fabric choices and sizes. Many of the participants are making 2 or 3 different versions! This is such a fun quilt, it's no surprise it's become so popular. We're on our final week of the QAL, week 6.

Our first week we posted our fabric choices. Here's what I started out with:

My inspiration came from this Design Seeds paint chip photo. You can find a zillion color combos at Design Seeds on Instagram.

Also for week 1, we cut out our fabrics and arranged them in blocks. This is a fat quarter friendly quilt, or scraps work well, also.

For weeks 2 through 5, we sewed 5 blocks per week. Here are mine. I used Pic Stitch, a free phone app, to edit these photos.

We're on week 6 now, assembling the top. Mine is assembled, quilted and bound--you can do that when you own a longarm! I quilted my Meadowland quilt with "Sashiko", a fairly dense shell design:

My finished Meadowland quilt! I did a scrappy binding from my leftover strips:

I got my backing from IKEA. It's a cross section of various fruits and vegetables:

Here's the full size view of the backing:

And the corner block, with my label:

Some more photos taken at IKEA, where I bought my backing fabric:

Yes, I did ask an IKEA clerk if I could take photos there. I told her the fabric on the back is from IKEA. She replied yes, and is it okay if she takes a photo of it, too?! Absolutely!!!

Do you have an IKEA near you? Come back next week for a blog post on how to shop for fabric at IKEA!
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
Linking up to:  Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Needle & Thread Thursday, Peacock PartyTGIFF, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Foto Fun, Busy Hands Quilts, From Bolt to Beauty, Sew Can She, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.


  1. I love your version of Meadowland! And I look forward to to learning more about fabric shopping at IKEA. My mom gave me some cute panel fabric that she bought there, but I haven’t purchased any. Your photos are great! I’m glad you could inspire the IKEA clerk too.

  2. Wow, this is so cool! Well done. Love this quilt and the IKEA story!

  3. Very nice version of the Meadowland qult. I had no idea so many people are making this quilt at the same time.

  4. Oh mi gosh I LOVE your version! Such gorgeous colors and perfect quilting for it. The picture of it in IKEA is just great!

  5. I love how you picked your colors out through Design Seeds. Such a fun posting of your quilt at IKEA. Great job!
    Quilter Bonnie

  6. Love your quilt-looks tempting! Looking forward to your post on shopping at IKEA, the one time I looked I wasn't impressed, so give me the skinny on it!!

  7. So, so beautiful!! You did a fantastic job on your Meadowland, Nancy! I hadn't been inside an Ikea for years, but went twice in the last month to buy a new chair. Now I wish I had taken some quilts for a photo shoot :)

  8. Yes, Vicki and I need to know the skinny on how to shop for fabric at IKEA. That will, of course, mean a shopping day! Yippee! Your quilt is so pretty with those soft beautiful fabrics. Love the shot on the bed at IKEA. Nice finish, once again!

  9. This is a lovely quilt - the choice of fabrics, beautifully pieced, adorable backing and the quilting is perfect!!! IKEA beds provided the perfect backdrop for the photoshoot.

  10. Another work of art.
    Admirer Dalene

  11. We have an IKEA but I had no idea they carried fabric! I love how you take your photos there. Perfect idea! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  12. Beautiful quilt! And yes, I have an IKEA near me, though I don't go in much. I hate having to go through the whole store to get out!

  13. It is a beautiful design and I loved seeing all of the different versions on IG.

  14. Oh, I love the palette here -- it's just want I need now that we're on the verge of spring. And I think it's brilliant that you took pics at IKEA. I've never purchased fabric there before (there's one about an hour from me), and I look forward to what you have to say about it ...

  15. It looks great! And no, I don't have an IKEA near me. In fact there are none in New Zealand, although they have announced they will open one next year. I"m looking forward to exploring their offerings. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.


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