Behind the Scenes with Modern Quilt Studio
Bending the Rules
Solid fabrics invite improvisation. Unlike most prints, solids don’t dictate a certain quilt style or color choice. Use solids to create a stripe or checkerboard pattern in a custom palette. Weeks once used a rug as the basis for choosing colors. She made striped fabric with strips of solids in various widths. After slicing up the yardage and sewing it back together, she ended up with a string quilt.
Photo: Sew your own striped fabric by string-piecing solids.