Saturday, 3 March 2012

Modern Mini Challenge

I decided fairly early on that it was my Gee`s Bend inspired quilt that I would enter in Jennifer`s Modern Mini Challenge.  I was so happy to be involved in the blog hop and to be honest with you, there were a fair few attempts at other minis before this one.  Somehow, once I had decided on a solids improv.pieced mini, everything was plain sailing.


I am so happy with how it came together - the pops of red, the wibbly wobbly lines, the white and the neutral space it created, the Gee`s Bend inspired house top blocks.


I am completely in love with it and can`t wait to get it on the wall! Improv.piecing is definitely something I would love to do more of - it`s fun seeing how it comes together - no ruler, no measuring, just cutting as your heart desires and your eye leads you.

Gee`s Bend house tops inspired block
It measures 22" x 22" (and a slight wonk).

The link up for your minis is here and is open until midnight on Monday March 5. There is still time for you to whip one up and enter the contest - while it`s the taking part that clearly counts, there are some amazing prizes.  Just saying. Anyway, pop over and have a look at the fabulous variety of minis! You could be inspired. By the way, I interviewed Jennifer yesterday as part of the My Modern Muse series - do take a look!


Modern Mini Challenge

35 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your mini! I haven't made one - all those tiny log cabins wore me out ;o) Good luck!!!

Toni said...

Annabella, this is fabulous! It really does look like a Gee's Bend quilt. Glad you are enjoying it so much, too. And I love that you included the wonk in your measurements!

Catherine said...

this is absolutely fabulous, love it

Charlotte said...

that is really gorgeous! I love a bit of improv. Good luck :-D

purduepam said...

I have been wanting to try a gee bend inspired quilt. Great idea to do it as a mini. Now I thinking mini or pillow. BTW love your color choices.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh I love it Annabella. So glad you picked this one to enter. Good luck!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Love it! Your use of colour is wonderful!!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks absolutely fab, good luck!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Good luck Annabella, it’s a gorgeous improv mini quilt!

Crafty Newbie said...

AWESOME! :)

Mary Jo said...

I love this, such a great mini!

Flying Blind... said...

Soooooooooooooooo wonderful x

Leanne said...

I love this mini, it is wonderful!

Sheila said...

I love this mini, it makes me want to try this out.

danih03 said...

this is wonderfully modern! And your colors go so well together!

diane said...

Still one of my favorites of your creations. Good luck in the challenge.

Kati said...

Love this little quilt so much! It's one of my favorites in the group.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Lovely mini, the colours are fabulous and the quilting is wonderful.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Lovely mini, the colours are fabulous and the quilting is wonderful.

Danny said...

Excellent mini! I like the quilting!

Little Island Quilting said...

Superb. Think it is my favourite of all your productivity so far.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. Love your improv piecing, it all works wonderfully together!

Patchwork and Play said...

Loving it more every time I see it!! The colour combinations are fabulous!! A true inspiration!! Good luck!

Isisjem said...

Love this - I so wanted to make something for this myself but I fear I've run out of time.

susan said...

Love the mini and makes me think that my mini - if I manage to make it in a day - will be far too regular and conforming. But I will happily root for you!!

Katie said...

That is a fabulous quilt, really great job!

Cherie said...

So cute. Quilting is such a pain to get straight. Somehow my quilt ended up wonky..bad times....

Kari said...

I love your improv mini. It really did remind me of a Gee's Bend quilt as soon as I saw it. The colors are great.

Janine said...

This is wonderful! Good luck in the challenge:)

Debbie said...

I love this!

Spontaneous Threads said...

I like that you used the lighter thread for the quilting!

Kelly said...

Love this!

Katherine said...

Fabulous mini, Annabella! I love the freestyle cuts partnered with those gorgeous solids - especially with your quilting. What a beauty!

Kirsten N said...

Absolutely stunning Annabella!! Gotta love a bit of wonk:)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your mini is stunning, I love how it all comes together.

Carolyn