Every now and then I get a hair brained idea that usually equals a lot of work for me. I had one of those moments last night. I’ve been seeing all the Modern Mini Quilts entered in the Modern Mini Challenge over at Ellison Lane Quilts and I thought I should get in on the action.
I just had one teeny tiny problem…I didn’t have a finished mini quilt I could enter. I’m not sure what possessed me to take on the challenge of finishing a mini quilt in one day. Especially since I was supposed to be packing today. Packing…quilting…packing…quilting…I think you all see where this is going.
Here’s my Modern Mini Quilt.
I alternated pebbles, swirls and teardrops in the negative space that extends past the colored sections. I did a very simple straight line stitch back and forth in the negative space that extends past the black sections.
I didn’t exactly get my swirl centered so I just went with it. It kind of matches the overall affect of the quilt.
Here’s a look at the back.
I really love how it turned out. It’s super dense and teeny tiny quilting. I’m not sure that would be very fun on a regular size quilt. This is by far the fastest mini quilt I have ever finished! I started quilting at 2PM and finished the binding at 4:30PM. Whew! It’s a 16″ square mini quilt.
I used Hobbs black batting and I’m not sure I’m a fan. It was really wrinkly. I also used a double layer of batting just for fun. It made the colored sections really puffy. Overall, I love it.
Deep down inside I know I’m slightly crazy. There’s really no other explanation for my last minute frenzy to submit a quilt for the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. Now I’m off to pack…