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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!

Take care,
Gretchen
  

7 comments:

  1. Cute little quilt. I also like black with brights. Your quilting is really nice.

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    1. Thanks so much. I never really did mini quilts before. Not as much of a commitment as a large quilt!

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  2. Love your little quilt! Black always brings out the best in colors. Good choice in quilt design too.

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    1. Thanks so much! I am happy with how it turned out, but I had to use a lint brush lots before getting a picture!

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  3. What a great looking little quilt! love how the bright colors pop. Great job!

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  4. I really like it also!.. I haven't done a quilt with solids yet. It is on my bucket list!

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    1. I go through phases, and am in a solids phase right now. Fun and colorful!

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