I decided to make something to enter into the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts. I chose to participate for several reasons. The first reason was that I had never done a mini quilt before. Now I may be addicted! They are so fun. You get the satisfaction of finishing a project without the commitment of making an entire quilt. The next reason is that I wanted to try some new techniques. I tried my hand at fusible applique and was also able to practice several different FMQ stitches. I was very happy with how it turned out. The last reason is that there are great prizes! So here is my entry. It measures 18″ x 23″.
I have been contemplating doing this design on a larger quilt, but I’m quite happy with the way the mini turned out. I find that the more I practice my FMQ, the easier it is and the better I get.
Here’s a close up shot of the little bird.
I also wanted to experiment with doing ‘embroidery’ with my machine since I can no longer do hand embroidery. I’m delighted with how it turned out. Here is a close up of my letters.
I’m glad that I entered this challenge and even if I don’t win, I have a great new mini quilt to hang in my sewing room! Good luck to everyone who entered!