Today is the judges mini quilt reveal day for the Dear Stella + Timeless Treasures Modern Traditional mini quilt challenge! While Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey and I comb through your entries, we'll entertain you a bit with our takes on modern traditional mini quilts.
I decided to go modern traditional with my fabric selections, and not just my design. I used some Tonga Treats Mini Boysenberry squares with some of my Dear Stella Confetti Dots.
My pieced mini quilt top.
I just did some basic straight line diagonal quilting across the mini quilt.
A mini quilted sandwich.
My finished modern traditional mini quilt!
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 4/13/14
Finished on 4/25/14
Mini Quilt measures - 20" x 20"
When it was time to make my backing + quilt sandwich, I found I had enough scraps of left over trimmings from an older quilt I made with Dear Stella fabric to make a pieced back (check out my tutorial on pieced quilt backs here). Talk about scrap busting!
I love the way the pieced, scrappy back makes a for a great home for my quilt label (and I have a quilt label tutorial here - part 1 - and here - part 2).
Dear Stella & Timeless Treasures will be announcing the winner of the Modern Traditional mini quilt challenge tomorrow on their blogs. You can check out social media posts from entrants using #DSTTchallenge.
What's your favorite part about making mini quilts? How do you use your mini quilts at home and out in the world? Tell us about your mini quilts + quilting experiences in the comments. Thanks!
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