Wednesday, 9 May 2012

a thoroughly modern mini

We have a monthly challenge at the LMQG, this month saw us all try our hardest, to make a 12" square mini quilt that represents what Modern Quilting means to us. 12 of them will be exhibited in the Bistro at John Lewis, (a large department store) in Oxford Street throughout June.


Yep, we all pulled out all the stops for this one. It's going to be hard to choose which ones to vote for though.


This is my entry, and I'm rather pleased with it. If it's not one of the chosen ones, I promise I won't mind. I love it anyway.


I used freezer paper and hand appliqued the circles and then hand quilted the circles in lots of juicy colours.


I also got to use my hand screen printed yummy labels.


Now that's done I intend to start quilting my actual quilt, it's been basted for quite a while but I have been a little afraid to start it, and wasn't sure how to quilt it. I'm still not, but the fear is subsiding.

Linking in with Freshly Pieced and our creative spaces, in it's new home. What's on your crafty table right now? 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and I think the display will be stunning whatever the quilts chosen.

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  2. I love this! Your hand stitches are perfect x

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  3. Oh wow, it's gorgeous! I love the modern take on a traditional craft. Lovely vibrant colours too. It would make a very nice wall hanging. x

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  4. What a lovely quilt! Great colours and stitching too. Well done and good luck!

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  5. Love it. will have to make a trip to John Lewis when they are all up. Will be a fun excuse to go!

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  6. your mini really is so lovely, and even more gorgeous in person!

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  7. What a great mini! Love the colors and hand stitching. I'm stopping by from Freshly Pieced and colors caught my eye :)

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  8. Love it, love it, love it...........

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  9. Hi Colette, I love your mini quilt, just gorgeous! I love the colours you have chosen.

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