Why We Like It
Designed by Meghan of Then Came June, the Meadowland Quilt is fresh, simple, and classic. It's a timeless design, good for any gender, any age, any occasion. Just change up the fabrics to change up the look. Spring, summer, fall, and winter quilts would all look fantastic! You know your best friend that deserves a handmade quilt? This is what you should make!
Meadowland is a really simple pattern that comes together fast. Straight-forward conventional piecing of large blocks make this a great beginner pattern. Choose among 6 sizes and whether you want to use fat quarters or half-yard fabric cuts. Or follow the pattern instructions to make a scrappy version!
Tips + Tutorials
Just follow the pattern instructions for straight-forward sewing: simple shapes and no-waste flying geese make it uncomplicated. Sew straight stitches, press as indicated, and before you know it you have a large quilt top with nicely-nested back seams.
We love that the Meadowland quilt is fun to sew in a group. Four people can easily make quick work of the large throw size. Choose a palette of 4 colors, assign a color to each person, and each person contributes 5 fat quarters (lights and darks). Meet up to cut fabric and layout the blocks, each person takes home 5 blocks to sew on their own, then meet up again for quilt assembly.
Inspiration + Ideas
Match-making our fabric bundles to the Meadowland quilt pattern was really fun and it was so inspiring to see so many color palettes come to life with our beloved solids. The large throw size calls for 20 fat quarters of color fabrics, and wouldn't you know that 4 of our Monochrome 5 FQ bundles work like a charm?! Enjoy these digital mockups, and don't miss our Meadowland Quilt Pinterest board.
Choose 4 neighboring colors on the CMY Color Wheel and you get an analogous color combo. Beautiful!
Combine 3 analogous colors with one complementary color on the opposite end of the color wheel, and you get these fun versions. The multiple values of color in each of our Monochrome 5 FQ bundles give so much depth and interest, don't you think? You really should make one of these - grab 4 of our 5FQ bundles, a couple yards of background, and make it happen!
Four corners of an imaginary square on the color wheel point to a tetrad of colors. So reminiscent of a scrap quilt! These mockups make a great guideline for helping you visualize a scrappy Meadowland quilt. Just fill in your missing areas with our Monochrome 5 FQ bundles and background yardage.
There are almost limitless ways to mix and match colors... here are three layout options of Green + Orange + Magenta + Blue Cyan:
Three layout options of Yellow + Red Magenta + Blue + Green Cyan:
Three layout options of Red + Violet + Cyan + Yellow Green:
Stay tuned to see what version we decide to make.
Get inspired by all the Meadowland quilts being made and shared on the internet! Check out #meadowlandquilt on Instagram/Facebook and follow our Meadowland Quilt Pinterest board where we’ll pin our favorites. Are you making one with all solids? Grab the Meadowland Quilt Pattern, pick out your fabric, sew up the quilt, and tag us @sewfinity on social media so we can see!