Saturday, March 3, 2012

Modern Mini Challenge entry

Here is my entry to the Modern Mini Challenge hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts. I'm so excited to finish up such a little cutie. The quilt has a vintage modern vibe, from the layout to the fabric choices. It's quirky in the fabric and color choices, giving it a lot of personality. Each side of the hexagon measures about 8", and each little triangle has less than 1 1/2" sides.

The patterm: I've never seen this block before although surely someone must have done it before. I drafted my own foundation piecing patterns for it after doing a sketch of what I wanted. Those triangles are itty bitty! There is no way I could have done it just with regular piecing and been this accurate. I plan to make it available on my blog soon, if anyone is interested.

The fabrics: all of them were from my stash. (Woot woot!) There are a lot of Denyse Schmidt and American Jane prints mixed in with others that were a nice complement. Three of them are from a couple precious fat quarters I got in Australia. Over all, the prints are heavy on polka dots of various sizes. I love mixing lots of dots together. None of the fabrics in the scrappy little triangles repeat.

The quilting: I wanted it to be a little looser and curvy, but to still play up the structure of the quilt.

Now I just need to figure out where exactly to put it.