Long, long ago, in a church basement not so far away, I offered a custom quilt to the highest bidder in a silent auction to benefit a choir in which I (then) sang. Sarah, a dear lady who has been most supportive of my avocation, was the lucky bidder to win the lot. She came to my house to discuss what design she would like and we settled on one inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian.
|copyright Estate of Piet Mondrian, used only for illustration purposes|
Once I had a design, it was constructed in very short order. I had originally planned to do a small piece, but since Sarah had been waiting so long and so patiently, I made it into a large full/small queen quilt top.
It languished, again, as I tried to come up with a quilting design. Six months later, I knew what I would do, but I also knew it would take me a long time. I sent a note to Sarah so she would know I was doing something very special with it, as though I were keeping the quilt myself, and that it would take a lot more time. Bless her, she didn't even bat an eyelash.
Each white block is quilted with straight lines approximately 1/2" apart.
All the colored pieces, no matter how large, are quilted with pebbles.
Mondrian Dream took me a year to quilt, working off and on, but it was worth every single minute.
I even entered it into the Minnesota State Fair and was very pleased to see it displayed near Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass.
I love how the quilting looks from the back, too!