Saturday, 4 November 2017

Mondrian's Lone Star

UPDATE: This pattern is now available in my pattern store on Etsy!

May I present my latest quilt: Mondrian's Lone Star!

I made this modern baby quilt back in February, but have waited to show it here, because it is one of the projects in issue 19 of the digital magazine Make Modern, which is available now!

I have always been a fan of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, and last year I made a small Mondrian's Lone Star quilt (16'' x 16'') for the 10th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest (you can read more about it here).

At the time I mentioned that I would like to make a larger version, and so I did - this one is 39.5" or 1 metre square. It is strip-pieced and quilted in straight lines with white Aurifil 40wt thread, to emphasize the graphic effect.

For the binding I used a fun Mondrian-themed fabric that had been in my stash for ages, waiting for the right project:

I had to provide photos for the magazine, so took the quilt for a photo shoot to Edgecliffe Boulevard here in Collaroy Plateau, where you have a lovely view over Narrabeen Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean:

But indoors it looks good too!

Here is a close-up:

Mondrian's Lone Star is now hanging on the wall in my sewing room:

Piet Mondrian was one of the most famous members of the Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) and this year it's exactly 100 years ago that De Stijl was founded. In my home country the Netherlands lots of events and exhibitions are held this year to celebrate this (you can read more about it here). When we were in the Netherlands in July, we saw the red, yellow and blue everywhere - like this flag on a church tower in The Hague:

So it's very appropriate that I made this quilt this year!

1 comment:

Charlotte Scott said...

Looks fantastic!
(And is that flag read? It's huge!)