Coming Soon :: Modern Mini Challenge

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:

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!


By | 2017-11-17T09:14:57+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|6 Comments


  1. Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts January 31, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

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

  2. Amy January 31, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I think I may actually give this a try :)

  3. Jean January 31, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    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. Em January 31, 2012 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing the info.

  5. Queenie January 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

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

  6. Suzanne January 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    That sounds really neat!

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