Saturday, 3 March 2012

A Modern Mini Quilt

Last Monday feels like ages ago. But that was the day I succumbed to the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts.
Modern Mini Challenge
Today is Saturday and I have a finished modern mini quilt designed by me (14x14"):

I started be going through my stash and getting really disappointed by the lack of modern bright fabrics. I did, however, find this purple and green combo that just about hit the spot.
As with my entry for the Tango Challenge, the design process was a little chaotic and I changed my mind more times than I care to admit.
I hadn't planned on adding in the cream, but without it all the colours just merged and lacked definition, plus I'd seen a lone starburst block on a blog recently and I like the way white was used to break up a scrappy look, so did something similar (but on circles rather than stars). I will definitely be making some of the star blocks in the future.
There was a point where it looked distinctly like a block of lego, but the blanket stitch, quilting and cream binding have reduced the lego-ness of it.

I recently acquired some lovely feather cushions when a friend moved back to Germany from the UK and din't want to take them with her, so I made this up into a cushion cover with an envelop back made of a beautiful striped fabric. Quite a few of the fabrics, including the stripe, are Basic Grey from Moda. (please excuse the grubby marks on the chair - it's the dogs' favourite, but also the one the cushion looks best on!)

I can't think of a good name for this mini-quilt that doesn't relate to lego, and my husband's suggestions are not really suitable for publication!
Be sure to check out the other entries and vote for you favourite next week when voting opens.
Ps. I mentioned the Tango Challenge above: it's now closed for entries, but a few more entries were submitted as the deadline neared and they are definitely worth checking out: have a look at the Flickr group if you have a few minutes spare.


Heidi Staples said...

This looks beautiful! Your curves are perfect!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Cool, Jennie! Love it!

Quilting In The Cold said...

I love the green and the purple and the circles are fabulous.

Kim said...

It's really lovely - I think the fabrics look very modern. You could call it 'the four quarters'!