Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

So here we are in the bloghop phase of the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge being run by Jennifer at Ellison Lane and today it is my turn to inspire you all with all the mini quilts I've made.  I've just made a straight old gallery of all the minis I've made and you can find tutorials or quiltalongs for a few of them in the tutorials and quiltalongs link in the sidebar on the right.  I hope you find something that inspires you in his mish mash of modern minis.  


Big Little George quilted and bound and ready to hang in my kitchen

Night and Day finished

Brit Quilt Swap


Angel quilt anyone?


Mini storm at sea finished 

Brit Quilt Swap - back 

Family Tree quilt for my Mum 
It's quilted, I'm done, I'm happy 

My DQS9 on Mandalin's washing line!

Back of DQS 

Night and Day (back)



And if you're joining in the challenge, here is a reminder of what's going to be happening.  The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers and me.  So here’s how it will work: 
2/6/12 - 2/19/12 
Weeks 1 & 2 - Inspiration Weeks - Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop  
Bloggers share their modern minis and kick-start your creativity. Get inspired, get creative, get those ideas flowing!
2/20/12 - 3/4/12 
Weeks 3 & 4 - Sew. Sew. Sew! 
Work on those minis and create your Modern Mini Challenge piece. 
3/5/12 - 3/9/12 
Week 5: Enter the Contest!
Link up your Modern Mini Challenge piece at Ellison Lane Quilts. Voting begins that week and winners are announced on March 9th.  

Five fabulous prizes are all being sponsored by the wonderful Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop for generously sponsoring all five of the fabulous prizes. 


Contest Requirements:
1. Create a modern mini quilt or mug rug - only one entry per person
2. Enter your mini quilt or mug rug in the linky party at Ellison Lane Quilts on Monday, March 5. You do NOT have to have a blog to enter. You may link a picture from your Flickr account.
3. Your entry (blog post or Flickr description) should include the size of the item.


Now, grab a button and go get started!
Modern Mini Challenge

39 comments:

  1. Truly inspiring, thanks for sharing. I love them all but especially love the triangles!

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  2. What a fabulous gallery! Love them all but the Union Jack ones particularly caught my eye in this special year for our Queen.

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  3. Do you ever sleep Lynne? It’s amazing to see all those gorgeous mini’s! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. such a clever sister (you're quite good too)

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  5. You are the star of the modern mini!

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  6. OK so now I am in a complete panic about my post on Friday!

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  7. You minis are amazing and you inspire us all. You`re a legend!

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  8. That was like seeing old friends, you should be well proud seeing them grouped together like that.

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  9. Oh now this could work with some recent tester piece to make a mini quilt - so I might just join in now.

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  10. Wonderful quilts!! Those talking dolls are so amazing, I had a good giggle at their chat!

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  11. Wow...what great mini's you have made. I haven't made one yet.....but I'm designing one now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. You have made some amazing little quilts! I am so nervous for this contest. I want to win! LOL :)

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  13. Your quilts on a line trio mini is one of my favourite things ever. You rock.

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  14. Your minis ARE truly inspiring. And beyond! Beautiful.

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  15. Those minis are all so fantastic. Honestly, I do not know if I am more inspired or more intimidated. Regardless, I am thrilled that you are having this Modern Mini Challenge. Thank you!

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  16. I LOve every one of them!! Now I must copy!!! LOL

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  17. Fabulous quilts. I have never made a Mini, but your work inspires me to try. So many things I want to try :)

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  18. Eye candy, I tell you, just wonderful eye candy!

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  19. I loved seeing them all grouped like this Lynne. And the group of 3 on a line with the black and white trees - those are my favorites.
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  20. Have I told you that I love everything you make?

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  21. It's so hard to pick a favorite! I love how diverse they all are. You are no one note wonder. You are just a wonder.

    I might have to claim the initially unloved by its owner mini as my favorite just because it has a little place in my heart. How dare she not even open the box!! So that one must be my favorite. I would open that box a 1000 times.

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  22. my poor pidley post next week will look frightful in comparison. I am glad most people might forget we are in the same blog hop by next week. Your minis are so inspiring.

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  23. Your minis are very inspirational! They all look so fun and beautiful! Thanks!

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  24. You have made some wonderful minis. I am so inspired by you! Thanks for sharing your quilts.

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  25. I am seriously jealous! I really, really like the tree. I can see embroidered names of family there. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. Seeing them all together is just fabulous. I love each one you have made.

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  27. Your minis are amazing! Asking the same question as Nicolette: Do you ever SLEEP???

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  28. Wow, I love that whole collection, especially the comic strip style ones

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  29. Wow, your minis are fabulous. I am still trying to come up with some idea that is different.

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  30. Great little colection! But I do love that new one!

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  31. Always inspiring, Lynne. Don't know how you do it, but please don't stop! :o)
    Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

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  32. So inspiring! Love the circle and triangle ones...

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  33. What a lovely selection of inspiring minis! I especially love the night & day one, and the last one that looks like the British flag. You've been one busy girl!

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  34. Ohh it's so nice to see your beautiful mini quilts gathered in one post like this! Each and every single of these shows your amazing skills at combining fabrics, immaculate piecing, and coming up with very unique and beautiful patterns!

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  35. It has to be said your minis are absolutely stunning!

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  36. Lynne, These are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the skiers and the black color wheel. I may have to be inspired by both :)

    I must ask, though: on the skiers, how did you do the grid in the center circle and then the circular quilting around it? I'm just trying to figure out how to best start/end quilting in the center of something.

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  37. Your minis are absolutely stunning! You could have your own show! Wonderful!

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  38. I love the way you work outside the standard square/rectangle design!

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