I am very excited to join the Modern Mini Quilt challenge!
After 2 weeks of mini quilt inspiration hosted by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts, I started working on my own modern mini quilt.
I must admit that I haven't made very many mini quilts before this and I am not a pattern or fabric designer but I wanted to challenge myself in my quilting.
So many of the guest bloggers for this challenge said that mini quilts were a great way to learn a new technique, practice something that you want to get better at, or try something 'new to you' without a huge investment in time or fabric. I really wasn't sure how it all would turn out.
I thought that it would be fun to use some bright colored solids keeping the design very simple for a modern feel. I started with a 7" base and I measured 12" from the base to the tip and then drew the 'legs' of the isosceles triangle. I used the freezer paper method to piece to insure that the points of the triangles wouldn't get cut off. The finished size is 12" x 25".
I used 6 different Kona bright solids for the full triangles, and Kona charcoal for the half triangles. It is bound in Kona black to frame the quilt.
The back is a brightly colored geometric print from my stash.
I straight line quilted in a spiral triangle pattern following the triangular shapes using gray thread.
I added hanging corners to the back on 3 corners so the quilt could be hung vertical or horizontal.
I'm am pleased with my modern mini challenge quilt...Prisms. I hope you like it too! Thanks Jennifer and all those inspiring guest bloggers. ♥
I'm linking up here!