Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WIP - Modern mini challenge

There is a new challenge over at Ellison lane quilts involving a blog hop for some creative inspiration as well as a Modern Mini quilt contest.
Modern Mini Challenge
 As Jennifer says, this is the perfect opportunity to try out some quilting ideas on a smaller scale……so I decided to make a mini quilt based on a design that I have really wanted to do since I first saw it late last year 
I used about 9-10 shades of slightly different colours to the original as I just wanted to use up what I had in my stash and I seem to have a lot of blues and teal/greens as they are my favourite colours. They are all solids and there is a mix of cotton, linen, and organic cotton fabrics.
I drew up the design on graph paper and worked out the approximate shapes/sizes needed to make the blocks. I made a small hourglass type block to start with then added triangular shapes similar to flying geese to those before piecing the remainder of the each of the 4 blocks in each colourway. Needless to say I became very good friends with my seam ripper during this whole process !
Then sewed them all together to make a mini quilt which is about 26 inches square including the border. Now I just need to figure out how I am going to quilt it.............

Other WIP: I have a few projects due by the end of February so they have first priority:)

-Baby Swoon quilt
-For the Love of Solids 2 project done
-Mango Tango Zig Zag quilt
-Quilt process mini quilt
-DSQ Swoon: still only 1/9 blocks made
-Sparkle Plenty "Ruby"

Linking to WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced and to Pieceful Iife with Elizabeth..
Kirsten.

17 comments:

  1. Your mini is awesome! Very original.

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  2. Oh wow, Kirsten, that mini is stunning! You have aced another pattern in your inimitable way.

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  3. Oooh, very cool, glad you got to tackle it in the end

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  4. Gorgeous! When I saw the album cover I wondered if someone might make a quilt of it! I discovered Gotye a couple of years ago (I'm in Canada) and am so glad to see other people in Canada and the US are finally catching on to what a musical genius he is!

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  5. Oh how I love this! Fabulous :)

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  6. Oh my oh my! Love Gotye and love this min!

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  7. That is gorgeous Kirsten! You clever lady :)

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  8. WOW!! That is incredible. Love the detail and the colours. It's beautiful :)

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  9. Kirsten, your mini is wonderful! I look forward to seeing your quilting....well done : )

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  10. That`s amazing Kirsten!! How clever are you?? I love teals and greens and blues too and I love the pop of orangey reds. Gorgeous!

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  11. wow! totally awesome, Kirsten!

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  12. This is fantastic! Can't wait to see it finished and what binding you'll use.

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  13. Lol, I totally thought the same thing when I saw their album cover, how cool that you made it! It looks awesome :D

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  14. What a stunning little quilt! Beautiful! I'll be interested to see how you decide to quilt it!
    Quilting by the River

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  15. OMG - look what I just posted!!
    http://flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com/2012/03/modern-mini-challenge.html

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  16. The firs time I saw the CD cover I immediately thought of making a quilt! I haven't though. Yours turned out fantastic! Love your use of colors.

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