Friday, February 3, 2012

Modern Mini Challenge!

This is something quite fantastic.  Jennifer who blogs at Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting a Modern Mini Challenge.  It all starts on Monday with a blog hop for inspiration.  I already have an idea, I just have to pick my fabric!  I am really super excited about this because I haven't really made a mini quilt before.  I have made doll quilts but not minis.  I have to confess that I am not just excited about making the quilt, I am soooooooo excited about the prizes.  You just have to check Jennifer's blog because The Fat Quarter shop is giving amazing prizes for this.  It just makes me giggle to think about it.  I totally encourage you to think about taking part in this because it sounds like a whole pile of fun!

This is what Jennifer has to say about the challenge...
"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. 

Get ideas flowing for color, fabric, technique and style. This is your opportunity to try something new, something fun, something on a small scale. 

Take that big idea and give it a try in mini form

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!

Sounds awesome, right? Get out your sketch book because you don't want to miss your chance to win on of the 5 fabulous prizes. (Um, yes- you read that correctly- FIVE!) "

Please don't forget about my giveaway.  I am off to play whist with the ladies tonight!!!  Happy Weekend!


  1. Happy stitching on your moderm mini - I shall enjoy watching your progress

  2. This sounds like fun. I've been toying with this challenge, you may have just convinced me to join in the festivities!! :0)