Friday, March 2, 2012

Modern Mini Finish

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!


  1. Your prisms quilt is really wonderful! The geometric print on the back really suit it.

  2. So beautiful! I love the colors and the way you quilted it!

  3. lovely colours, and I am very impressed with your pointy points!

  4. I really love this - so striking and the coloured solids you have used are beautiful!

  5. Great little modern mini! The simplicity is quite striking!

  6. I love the quilting it really highlights the pointy triangles! very cool :)

  7. Just the colors, quilting design and backing fabric!!! TFS

  8. oh this is very nice - simple and modern. Lovely palette & your quilting just makes it!

  9. Dawn, it's fab! Love the bold colors and the quilting is beautiful. Perfect choice. Thanks so much for entering the Modern Mini Challenge! Good luck!

  10. Good Morning Dawn...this is spectacular...quite a lovely mix of colors and modern absolutely....

  11. This is beautiful. Great colour + great design = Fabulous!!

  12. The colors are terrific. I like the triangular quilting inside your triangles.


Sweet sentiments