Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Moving on - Building Blocks Tuesday

Continuing my "study" of abstract modern artists, I made this mini quilt top inspired by Piet Mondrian.  (You can read a little more about him HERE at the Museum of Modern Art website. or HERE at Artsy's Piet Mondrian artists page)

Mondrian inspired mini quilt (WIP)

I think I have done enough squares and rectangles now, and will be moving on to other shapes and forms of modern art.

I find it interesting and exasperating that these mini modern art quilts are so easy to piece together, but the hard part comes when trying to figure out how to quilt them.  I want to keep things simple, but I also want to know it is a quilt by doing something neat with the quilting designs.  It is a tough balance and I'm not confident I am finding it.  I will share some finishes in a few days when I get them bound so you can judge.

What blocks have you been working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Love Mondrian and your quilt top looks fab Jen. I made something with a single foundation paper pieced block so I've included it here - a UFO finally finished! Have a great week :D

  2. Looks great! I followed a similar idea this fall, posted in September http://redletterquilts.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-bit-of-mondrian-inspired-goings-on.html

  3. This looks stunning, does it *need* quilting, I was wondering if that would detract from the lovely clean lines


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