Mary Claire Allen who blogs at Splendorfalls made this fun and colorful quilt of all solids.
After a few guild members saw the Jelly Roll 1600 quilts here we decided to hold our own race at a St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild sew-in. Quilting race? I loved the idea. Why not try the polar opposite of what quilters have traditionally been taught and throw caution to the wind! Pedal to the metal? Sign me up. I happened to have a Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Jelly Roll in Bright and decided it was worth a shot. Not going to lie here; a finished quilt top in just over a half hour sounded pretty enticing! Rather than mitering my strips together, I chose to add in a grey square between each strip, hoping it would modernize the look of the finished quilt a bit. It ended up taking me over an hour and I didn’t win the race, but still I think the payoff was pretty good and quite modern!
What do you love most about using all solids?
Solids are like the chameleons of quilting right? If you need the design to shine, solids can do the trick! Need your quilting to be the star? Go with solids. Is color play your thing? Yup, solids. Something else I love about solids is that they transcend all quilting preferences and styles. Traditional, modern, art quilts, you name it – can all put in the call to solids for a great show! Go solids!