I discovered the world of Modern Quilts early in 2010 when I turned to blogging as a way to hold myself accountable for my Resolution of that year to spend at least 20 minutes a day quilting.
I'll echo a sentiment that has appeared in many of the guest posts for this Blog Hop: a mini is a perfect way to try out a new technique without committing to a really big project. They finish up quickly - who doesn't love a finish? - and are so satisfying.
Today, I'm featuring a mini that is very dear to me, because it represents a lot of "firsts" for me:
- first time making a mini quilt
- first time using solids in a quilt
- first time using grey in a quilt
- first time consciously making what I felt was a "modern" quilt
- first time using close-set straightish line quilting
- first time using a new-to-me binding technique
My first modern mini
Its construction was pretty simple - just 3 strips of Kona Medium Grey (which I still love to this day), and two strips of a Kaffe Fassett print that caught my eye at my Local Quilt Shop. As soon as I saw the print, the quilt composed itself in my brain.
It doesn't lie quite flat, and a couple of the corners are a wee bit wonky, but more than two years later, this remains one of my favourite projects - one I am so happy to look at every day as I sit at my desk at work and eagerly await my daily stitching
I hope you continue to be inspired by all the minis you are seeing in the Blog Hop, and that you make something to enter to win one of those incredible prizes! Deadline to enter is March 5th. So get stitching and enter your creation!
2/8: Lily's Quilts
2/9: Patchwork Notes
2/12: Freshly Pieced
2/15: Mon Petit Lyons & Felicity Quilts (you're here!)
2/19: Swim Bike Quilt