Friday, February 3, 2012

Modern Mini Challenge

Have you seen the Modern Mini Challenge that my friend Jennifer launched this week over at Ellison Lane Quilts?

There'll be lots of creative inspiration, and a fantastic competition to enter too!

Have you made a mini quilt before? They are great projects to try out new techniques, or to make a complex pattern that you don't want to make a full quilt with. I love how quick and fun they are - and how versatile! 

 I have a few mini quilts hanging in my house, including my Floating Away mini below, and I have some hanging in other people's houses too at this stage!

This project represents everything I love about mini quilts - it was my first attempt at free motion quilting something other than a tiny practice piece, and also my first time doing free style applique, and it was one of those pieces that I figured out as I went along.  It hangs on the wall over my stairs and makes me smile every day!

The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers. I even get a little feature in there!
Here's the deal:
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!
There are 5 fabulous prizes generously sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop, including 2 Fat Quarter bundles of the full line of the gorgeous Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt. Swooooon. I so want to win one of those, so I don't know why I am encouraging you all to enter too!!! There will also be some super generous gift certificates for Fat Quarter Shop.

Exciting, right? I can't wait! All the fun starts next week with the Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop and this amazing line-up: 
Pop over to Jennifer to see the full details of how to enter the contest and the prizes. And see you back here next Tuesday!
Modern Mini Challenge