Coming Soon :: Modern Mini Challenge

Posted on January 31st, by Amy in Uncategorized. 6 comments

I love making mini quilts – it’s a great platform to try something new, and possibly more challenging than I would usually tackle for a big throw or bed size quilt.  Next week there’s a great challenge just for mini’s and I know all of you are going to want to participate!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is organizing the challenge, read on to learn more!


Looking for some creative inspiration?

How about a quick project that sparks your imagination?

Want to try a new technique or use some of your treasured favorite fabrics?

Then the Modern Mini Challenge is exactly what you need! 

The Modern Mini Challengeis 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!

A BIG THANKS goes out to Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shopfor generously sponsoring all the prizes.

All the fun starts next week with the Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop and this amazing line-up:

2/6: Stitchery Dickory Dock
2/7: Fairy Face Designs & Amy’s Creative Side
2/8: Lily’s Quilts
2/9: Patchwork Notes
2/10: Don’t Call Me Betsy & Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle
2/11: Sukie, Don’t You Know Who I Am? 
2/12: Freshly Pieced
2/13: From the Blue Chair & Poppy Makes
2/14: Needles, Pins & Baking Tins
2/15: Mon Petit Lyons & Felicity Quilts
2/16: LR Stitched & Random Thoughts of Do or Di
2/17: Life’s Rich Pattern & Twin Fibers
2/18: Cut to Pieces & Sew Sweetness
2/19: Swim Bike Quilt

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

Grab a button and go get started!

Modern Mini Challenge

Visit Jennifer  to learn more about the prizes, and how you can win!


6 thoughts on “Coming Soon :: Modern Mini Challenge

  1. 1

    Amy, I am honored you are a part of this! :) Can’t wait to see your mini. :)

  2. 2
    Amy says:

    I think I may actually give this a try :)

  3. 3
    Jean says:

    That sounds like fun! Right now I’m settling into my new studio after a cross-country move. Small projects are the perfect way to get the rhythm back.

  4. 4
    Em says:

    Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing the info.

  5. 5
    Queenie says:

    Sounds like fun.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  6. 6
    Suzanne says:

    That sounds really neat!

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