Mondrian Madness – TGIFF!

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Wow wow wow!!! This has been a LONG time coming! But I am happy to announce that my Mondrian Madness quilt is finished!

Well, almost. Melody is pointing out that I have missed a bit…

MondrianMelMissedabitWe are not impressed… Even though we are the honoured quilt dog for this project, being mostly black and white… But I am writing this on Tuesday and it WILL be finished by Friday!

This quilt started with a visit to the Art Gallery of Western Australia about 3 years ago, just before it was my turn to choose a block for Quilt Club Australia’s inaugural Bee… I asked for a Mondrian style block.


People came back with paper pieced blocks, improv pieced blocks and even one or two which had the black stuck on with a gluestick, which I discovered late in the day to my dismay – thank goodness for being able to FMQ to finish those bits!

And FMQ I did – and that’s where the madness in the quilt’s name comes in. It is FMQ’d within an inch of its life. You kinda get the idea here of how I divided up the negative space into blocks and FMQ’d each one differently. Yes, I almost lost my mind. All done in beautiful Aurifil 40 weight thread.


There are feathers of various types, including my favourite tooth-fairy feather, there are spirals, there are stipples, there’s free-motion ruler work… and there’s a guest quilt dog. Hmmm… Scarlett was pleased to get off posing duties for a change.


The border was a bit of a challenge. I went with triangles – I’m really happy with how that worked. The fleur-de-lis design and loop-the-loops are of varying quality – don’t look too closely! (And yes, there’s that missed bit.)


 The unbound product on my bed, dogless.


And on my parents’ bed, which is much more picturesque than mine, despite the poor photo.MondrianFinished

So that’s a wrap for me! And here’s your linky!! Remember:

  • link back to here or TGIFF
  • make sure it’s a finish, not an ad
  • visit some other party goers and say hi!

Jennifer from Quarter Inch from the Edge is my cohost today, so please say hi to her too!

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19 Comments on “Mondrian Madness – TGIFF!”

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  2. Its a design feature! I am amazed you are brave enough to use let the four legged family members onto a white quilt. But I love how your inspiration was translated into quilt form.

  3. What a LOT of work! It’s simply gorgeous and you and all the dogs should be proud. Loved that bit about a guest poser, by the way. Such an impressive finish – Bravo, Laura!

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