Friday, May 19, 2017
Modern Mini Quilt Challenge 2017 - Stepping Stones
Update - I've been out of town, so didn't have the chance to post the results. Sad to say, this little quilt, which I love very much and which I thought compared well to the others submitted, didn't make the cut for any of the awards in this challenge. A list of the beautiful mini quilts made by the winners can by found on Nancy Zieman's website (link here). I did get my name randomly picked to win a book, so I am looking forward to that. I am already planning where to hang this little gem, and will play around with making a larger quilt from the pattern.
I just submitted this mini quilt to the Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge 2017. (link here) After finishing the Eye Candy Quilt, I wanted to play with bright colors against black, and decided to see how the smallest little pieces would look on a black background. The piece is 20 x 20 inches, and is made of Kona solids and Kona black. The little strips of colored scraps are only 1/4 inch wide. I love how they popped in this simple grid design. I used a matte black thread to do some dense pebble quilting inside the boxes and on the outer border. I left an inch frame around the boxes and the grid unquilted. I am very happy with how this turned out!
I will post the process and details later, but in the meantime, enjoy your weekend!