Friday, February 24, 2012

Ellison Lane Modern Mini Challenge

I finished up another mini quilt last night.  This one measures 18” x 18” and is made mostly with DS Quilts Aunt Edna and some Hope Valley small gray print.  I know some people are sick of gray, but not  me!

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This pattern was from a 2006 copy of Patchwork Quilting magazine.  I got a bunch of older quilting magazines from a friend, and this little mini caught my eye.  It was really good practice for me.

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I almost didn’t buy that green houndstooth print when I saw it.  But I’m so glad I did.  I think it looks so pretty with the tomato red color and these little blocks were only 1.5”, so I needed small scale prints.

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The backing is this great Aunt Edna plaid and the binding is from another DS Quilts line. 

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I auditioned several prints for the binding, but I’m glad I went with the red and white stripe. 

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Even the new cat approved!  I am entering this mini quilt in the Ellison Lane Modern Mini challenge.  There are some great prizes, and I picked fabrics that I thought my husband would approve of, hoping her husband likes them too!  His pick wins a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and I could put that to good use!

I am linking up this finish to Crazy Mom Quilts.

12 comments:

  1. Good Luck! Wouldn't we all be able to put a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate to good use?!? You quilt is very nice, and I'm pleased to see that it's cat approved. But aren't all quilts? LOL!

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  2. I love this mini, Jamie. The colors are so pretty, I really can't get sick of gray, it's still my favorite go to color. Great strategy for making your mini guy appealing. And, adorable kitty, too.

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  3. How fun and love the fabrics/colors!

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  4. Jamie Lee, congrats on getting this mini done! You are ahead of schedule!

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  5. No quilt is complete until it is approved by a cat.

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  6. What a great mini! Love the color combo. And your cat is a real beauty, too. Love that pic! ;o)

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  7. Darling mini quilt and the gray looks lovely!

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  8. I love grey too. Beautiful quilt!

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  9. I saw this in the DS group on flickr the other day and thought how great it would be for this contest. It's really lovely! Good luck!

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  10. Such a cute mini. Love DS! Thanks so much for entering the Modern Mini Challenge! Good luck!

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  11. I love the vintage look it has with the DS fabric! Nice job!

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