Well, I finished my mini quilt for the Modern Mini Challenge hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts. I did, however, miss the linky deadline by a hair (a few minutes) because I was working up to the last minute (due to lots of work, sick baby, bad back, etc.) and then technology issues (good camera in sick baby room - to take photos of rash - I-phone pics jamming phone, etc.). Thankfully since I emailed Jennifer minutes after the linky closed, she was kind enough to manually add me. YAY! Not that I will be eligible for anything but Mr. Random Generator with all the gorgeous quilts out there. I am still so glad I participated. I got to design my own quilt and do my first machine quilting. I am HOOKED!
I wanted to make something that I could put on the door of my son's room. So that was the design inspiration. He loves monkeys and he loves balloons and I love rainbow colors. So there you have it.
It is 14.5 x 15.5. I just received a new sewing machine (Singer Quilter's Confidence) for an early birthday present and it was like butter. I love it. Perfect stitches, and I was able to use a fun kite-like stitch for the balloon strings as shown (sort of) in the picture above. I am so happy how it turned out.