My Mod Pop quilt is almost finished, I have the binding to still put on. I decided to quilt it very traditionally with feathers and echo lines.I wanted the background quilted heavier than the darker curved designs so they stand out. I really enjoy piecing these modern quilt patterns but prefer how they look with traditional quilting.
I recently came across a quote by Pablo Picasso that I think is brilliant.
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
I think this is so true of quilting. It is important to learn the foundation for good piecing and quilting before you start experimenting. I just wanted to share that thought as it is stuck in my head!
The fabrics are all batiks that I collected over a few months, they are not a particular collection. I enjoy the challenge of picking my own fabrics to create the look that I’m hoping to achieve. I hand dyed the backing a light blue-gray, used Quilters Dream Deluxe Cotton for the batting and So Fine thread.
The feathers are all free hand and I made them quite large. The only marking I had to do was a circle for the wreath so I had a guide to follow.