Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Modern Mini Quilt Contest - Plan C!

Hi! Remember me?? Well I'm back to share what I've been up to.  Complete with poor photos and excessive punctuation! You lucky things :)

I  will do a catch up post soon but for now, before I run out of time, I'm entering the Modern Mini Quilt Contest over at Ellison Lane Quilts. By the skin of my teeth I might add, as the linky closes in less than an hour! Eeek! I had grand plans of a super-gorgeous-awe-inspiring quilt I would make using a block that I've redesigned but after much dithering, frustration and indecision I decided to take a step back and let it go.  It just wasn't working, so that meant it was time for a new plan! I had a new idea that I was really happy with! Unfortunately by the time I had the good idea, I did not have enough time to make it :(

On to Plan C! I decided to enter my Mini DSQ.  Plan C Finishes at 15½ " x 20".

Modern Mini Quilt Contest Entry - Plan C,  15½" x  20".

Last year I joined in with the Dead Simple Quilt Along over at Lily's Quilts.  You can read more about it here and here.  While a bit late to the party as I was trying to finish this, I did put the top together in January(not pics yet sorry!). Then because I've decided to make a "Mini Quall of Fame" (more on that later!) and because I didn't have a big enough area to lay out the big quilt, I decided to make a little one to see how the colours played together and to try out a quilting idea.

Modern Mini Quilt - Quilting texture
Once I put the top together and after quilting I thought it was a bit plain and just needed a little something extra. So I decided to add some little pops of colour in the binding.

Modern Mini quilt - Binding Detail

I love this effect and will be doing it on the big DSQ too. It gives a plain back a nice pop.

Modern Mini Quilt - Plan C - back.

Modern Mini Quilt contest Plan C - Back binding

The big DSQ is still waiting patiently for its turn....

DSQ - Dead Simple Quilt

There are lots of fantastic Mini quilts already linked up, go and have a look.

Good Luck everyone!


Danih03 said...

I like mini and biggie both! Love the colors!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Who knew a plan C would work so beautifully ;)
The colours are so warming and great and the quilting is incredible! Gorgeous!
I've missed your punctuation terribly!!! x

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love Plan C!! The quilting and the binding are a wonderful idea!!

Mike Pearson said...

Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

The binding is perfect! What a sweet little quilt.

Kirsten said...

Love both of these - and the name for your Plan C is perfect!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! I love the colors and the quilting. Hope to see the big one soon.

Kleep said...

That looks so good, and I love the quilting. Also, the binding is so fun with little pops of colour. Great work!!

Cathleen said...

How did you do the back to allow for hanging? Ive never seen it that way before.