Monday, March 5, 2012

Modern Mini Challenge

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.

Modern Mini Challenge

11 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love the bright colors and the balloons.

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  2. what a cute idea! love the balloons!!

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  3. this is so cute! I love it all!! and the special kite string stitch works perfectly! I bet your little boy will be so glad to have that up on his door!

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  4. Adorable! I recognize a few of those fabrics! ;) And congrats on making it in time and your first machine quilting, it looks great!! I wanted to enter too, but had to many other obligations this month. Maybe next time, if there is one.

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  5. Great job! I too find myself "making" late into the night, as you say in your sidebar description. I think with young kids, the call of a quiet house and uninterrupted time is way louder than sleep for me!

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  6. Oooh - you're son's going to love it! Great work! :) C

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  7. Love this - your ROYGBIV balloons are very cute!

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  8. This is too cute, I love those stitches coming off the balloons. Checked out your food blog too and bookmarked it-I love to bake and you have some beautiful recipes on there!

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