09 Feb Sew Solid Sunday #2!
|Mode Mondrian – about 42″ x 44″|
Welcome to Sew Solid Sunday #2! I’m really excited to share my solid quilt, Mode Mondrian, with you today! Way back in 2008 when I first sketched this quilt, I had in mind to make it using solids, but I fell in love with my first line of fabric and ended up creating the quilt that became my Urban Trail pattern.
Fast forward nearly six (!) years and I downsized the pattern, rearranged the color placement, chose some great solids and Mode Mondrian was finally a reality. I used Robert Kaufman Kona solids in White, Black, Canary, Ocean and Rich Red – all out of my stash (a nice bonus).
I quilted this quilt pretty densely – the lines are about 1/2″ apart and I used a slightly different quilting design for each color. The red and yellow blocks are quilted on different diagonals, the white and blue sections (except the long, skinny white section on the left) are quilted with horizontal and vertical lines respectively and the black sections are quilted in a square spiral.
I decided against a skinny black binding as not suiting the scale of the quilt, but a wider binding didn’t feel right either, so I decided to use a facing. I wrote a tutorial on how I face a quilt in my previous post if you’d like to give this technique a try.