Thursday, May 1, 2014

Modern Traditional #DSTTchallenge Judges Quilt Reveal

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. 

Adding the binding to my pieced back. (I've got loads of free binding tutorials for you.)

My finished modern traditional mini quilt!

Quilt Details 
Pattern - Mashup of my Mini Radio Way + Science Fair patterns
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 4/13/14
Finished on 4/25/14
Mini Quilt measures - 20" x 20"

The quilt is a mashup of my Mini Radio Way + Science Fair patterns. I was inspired by the negative space modern element of my Science Fair quilt and the traditional rails of my Mini Radio Way quilt to craft a tetris-like take on the two quilts with their complementing modern and traditional elements.

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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mascanlon said...

A very clever riff on the theme! But using some of your Mama's favorite dangerously.

Darcy said...

I would never in a million years thought I would love something so much made with batiks but this is stunning. LOVE!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I am feeling conflicted!!
Mini quilts are so great for experimenting and instant gratification ;)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this! Darcy put it well - I wouldn't have expected the batiks to look so great in this mix but you did a great job!

Andee said...

I love the BACK of your quilt, it is a fabulous modern mini in and of itself!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I love your modern traditional mini! That boysenberry and gold is very sweet with the brights and just that neutral.

Tiffany said...

So tiny! I love your Radio/Science mash up. How wide are those little strips, anyway? I think anything made mini is the new modern, don't you?