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Thread: Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie

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    Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie

    When I saw that painting in a book, I had a light bulb moment! Wow, that would be such a challenge to translate it into a quilt. I just finished my EQ7 advanced layout course with Fran Gonzalez at Quilt University and was up for the challenge. With the poster 25X25 of the real thing, I designed it by multiplying the patches by 2 since the painting itself is 50X50. I ended up with 48 blocks. I cannot envision making this quilt without that software. I had so much fun while doing it. Then, I did the cutting block by block. I put every pieces for one block in a file folder. Assembled all the blocks and sewed them in rows. I quilted in the ditch all the white patches. My question is now, what about the patches that are too big not to be more quilted. I have 5 or 6 white pieces that are very big, I'm afraid the batting will migrate. It's a thin 100% cotton. It's a wall hanging and I don't think I'll ever wash it. Probably vacuum it once in a while. What do you think? One more thing: I now have in my bucket list "Go to the MOMA" to see the real painting.
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    What creativity - I would never have thought to make it into a wall hanging. It is good that you got to put your newly acquired skills to use. I am not sure about the batting but would use one that had the largest space between quilting that is the loft you are wanting. Since it is a wall hanging I think it will be fine. If you don't feel comfortable how about some straight line quilting in white that will kind of disappear?

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    Outstanding. Great work.

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    brilliant!
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    Awesome!!!!! I agree with the straight line quilting, white or maybe tranparent!

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    nicely done
    Nancy in western NY

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    That is super cool.

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    Wow! That is stunning!

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    OUTSTANDING job. I love that so much!

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    wow what a different quilt

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