Updated October 6, 20023.
While Dutch artist Piet Mondrian did lots of great stuff, he’s best remembered for his primary color geometrics. Ziva Needlepoint has used it as the inspiration for their free design, the modern tray.
The Ziva design uses more colored blocks and fewer white ones. It also adds a lovely pale gray block. With its primary color scheme and thick black lines, there’s no doubt who is the influence.
If its modern style isn’t enough to get you to stitch it, consider that it’s a lovely stitch sampler, with ten different stitches.
Don’t like these colors? You can do what my grandmother did to make me a kid’s version of the iconic Yves Saint Laurent dress. She changed the colors from primaries to soft pastels of green, peach, and cream. You could stitch it in a Mad Men combo of citrus colors, psychedelic brights, a cool analogous scheme, or whatever strikes your fancy — the great design will shine through!