I love mini's because they are an easy way to try something new. The first quilt I have to show you was meant to be a big quilt but I wasn't feeling the look after finishing the first block. It turns out that, while I'm obsessed with this colour combo at the moment, I think that it's too much for a big quilt. I decided to bind it and hang it in my sewing room, where it makes me very happy.
One of my most favourite mini's is the one that I made for Ayumi.
I also really like this mini. Technically, it isn't even a quilt but it is small and combines fabric, sewing, and batting, and could be hung on a wall. So I'm calling it a mini quilt. I made it for a swap but someday I will make one for myself too.
This mini was for another swap and was a great way to try a new idea. I didn't even know that the pattern was a courthouse steps.
My first and only Dresden hangs in my sewing room. Dresdens make such cute minis.
Finally, I love me some simple patchwork. This was also a swap quilt. All my swap partners have really had a thing for turquoise and orange!
Are you feeling inspired to make a mini quilt? If so, join the challenge and try experimenting with your mini quilt because you could win a complete fat quarter pack of FMF! Here are the details...
The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that starts with inspiration from bloggers and ends with a quilting challenge. Here’s how it will work:
2/6/12 - 2/19/12
Weeks 1 & 2 - Inspiration Weeks - Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop
Bloggers share their modern minis and kick-start your creativity. Get inspired, get creative, get those ideas flowing!
2/20/12 - 3/4/12
Weeks 3 & 4 - Sew. Sew. Sew!
Work on those minis and create your Modern Mini Challenge piece.
3/5/12 - 3/9/12
Week 5: Enter the Contest!
Link up your Modern Mini Challenge piece at Ellison Lane Quilts. Voting begins that week and winners are announced on March 9th.
Five fabulous prizes are all being sponsored by the wonderful Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop
1. Create a modern mini quilt or mug rug - only one entry per person
2. Enter your mini quilt or mug rug in the linky party at Ellison Lane Quilts on Monday, March 5. You do NOT have to have a blog to enter. You may link a picture from your Flickr account.
3. Your entry (blog post or Flickr description) should include the size of the item.