Modern Mini Challenge!

January 30, 2012

Did ya’ll see what’s going on over at Jennifer’s blog today?

Modern Mini Challenge

First off, what’s a mini quilt? Something for a doll. . . or a wall. . . or even a snack & beverage of your choice. Here’s a couple of my favorite mini quilts that inspire me:

Modern Mini Inspiration

(Top Left to Right: Patchwork Palace Rainbow Mug Rug, Single Girl fr See Lori Sew
Bottom Left to Right: Pacman ghosts from ReannaLily Designs Birdie in a Tree fr Petits Elephants)

“The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers. Spark your creativity with ideas and inspiration from some amazing mini quilts and mug rugs.”Jennifer

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!
So start browsing the internet, go to the library and ck out some quilty books – tap into your creative side! Once you got your idea start sewing ladies and gents because there will be AWESOME prizes up for grabs thanks to Fat Quarter Shop.com

The five winners:
James’ choice (Jen’s hubby’s favorite)
Viewer’s choice Mug Rugs
Viewer’s choice Mini Quilts
(mug rugs and mini quilts- the viewers choose from a selection chosen by myself and three other bloggers)
Luck of the Draw (Random Number Generator chooses 2 winners)

Both Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the FULL LINE of Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt.

Flea Market Fancy

James’ Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
Both Luck of the Draw Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

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

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  • Reply Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts January 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

    So glad you are a part of this Amy! 🙂

  • Reply Lindsey R. January 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This is going to be so much fun!

  • Reply Katie B January 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I swear, when Jennifer first announced the challenge, I had THE most brilliant idea ever. Truly. And I can’t for the life of me remember what it was.

  • Reply Katie January 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I’m pretty excited, I can’t wait to get going!

  • Reply Colleen January 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Love it! I’ve had an idea rolling around for a while and this is the perfect reason to try it out.

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