Hello and welcome to ‘Nero’s Post and Patch’! This is my entry for ‘MODERN MINI CHALLENGE’ hosted and organized by Jennifer at ‘Ellison Lane Quilts’!
First I want to thank you Jennifer!!! You really challenged us to try our best and also gave to us so much inspiration! Jennifer’s colour circle, as several others, was my inspiration to make these circles! I finished my quilt today … mostly I was ‘running’ with the sunshine because clouds were coming closer and closer.
And I needed to get sunny photos, because I decided to call this ‘Parasols’! Other wise I should have changed it umbrellas and that wouldn’t have been fun at all. Thank you Jane for the name!
I took my mini quilt for a lovely walk to the beach! Found some sepias and shells. Wind was lifting the quilt just to show it to you better and then it blow it up side down.
This was a good challenge! I had to find lots of colours from my scraps to make these circles. I didn’t challenge myself for paper piecing (even I should have), so I had to manage with small and thin pieces. Because I can’t quilt bigger quilts by my sewing machine, I thought that this is a good opportunity to do that. I think me and my machine made it well enough.
Even usually I like to quilt with colours, in this one I wanted to use white thread and keep the white area without colours. I was thinking a lot how to make the borders. I didn’t want to pick only one colour and after many changes, I found a way to mix the colours from the circles. With the binding I had the same question – what colour? I was thinking even white, but finally this blue looked best for me. It’s like the bright blue sky and sea around the parasols.
This quilt measures 27 ” x 26 ” (68 x 66 cm) and it’s made mostly with scraps and fabrics from my stash.
I want to thank every one who has entered this ‘MODERN MINI CHALLENGE’, because you have made so beautiful and talented work with your mini quilts! There are so many quilts that gives us inspiration, ideas and joy to see them! Good Luck to all of us!
Also big thanks to the sponsors for fantastic prizes!
There will be also voting, starting onTuesday – so try to choose your favourite mini quilt – I know it will be difficult!
Thank you for joining me today! I wish you lots of sunshine and spring mood!
Thank you Donna! You said it so sweet and I guess that is my way! I try to create a picture in my mind and then I see how to do it. Some times it can change a lot and some times it becomes as I first ‘saw it’. x Teje
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