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:
2/8: Lily's Quilts
2/9: Patchwork Notes
2/12: Freshly Pieced
2/19: Swim Bike QuiltPop over to Jennifer to see the full details of how to enter the contest and the prizes. And see you back here next Tuesday!