Modern Mini Challenge


Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting a “Modern Mini Challenge” and if you haven’t stopped by, you NEED to!  I adore mini quilts and there are so many beauties in the link-up.

I decided to link-up my sweet, little pot-holders that I made over Christmas for a swap (my readers may remember seeing these before).  The pattern is by Alyssa at  Pile O Fabric and I scaled it down, left out the sashing and sewed all the triangles together.

This was really a labor of love, because the pieces were so tiny and once I sewed them together, there was a HUGE bubble in the middle where all the seams meet (since they were never supposed to be sewn together that way).  I almost gave up , but once I quilted and steamed them within an inch of their life, they looked great.  You can see that the right one is warped a little in the middle, but I compensated when I made the one on the left, and it is straighter.

Christmas Quilted Pot holder

I made a pocket in the back and used some cute Sheri Berry Christmas fabric from my stash.

I said it in the original post, but I STILL want to make an entire quilt out of these blocks!

Thanks for stopping by!

22 thoughts on “Modern Mini Challenge

  1. Those pot holders are great! I’m sure it took some read dedication to stick with such small pieces. 🙂 You should hop over and link these up at Needle and Thread Thursday. I just started it today and for quilting/sewing!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. They are wonderful! An entire quilt would be beautiful. Good luck in the challenge. I’d say you have a great chance of winning.

  3. These still amaze me! You are right, they would be gorgeous as an entire quilt, but I’m thinking the potholders might even be more than I can handle!

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