Thursday, June 6, 2013

Modern Mini Challenge Hop

I am so excited to be part of the Modern Mini Inspiration Blog Hop!!  Thank you to Jennifer for inviting me and Welcome to any new visitor's stopping by for the first time!!  I hope you stay awhile and check out some of the happy quilting goodness :)

The mini I am sharing is called Refracted Rainbows and I have to say, I just love this little mini!!

I was inspired to make this mini based on some feedback I received on my original Refracted quilt at Quilt Con.   More on that here.  So, with a new vision of rainbows, I set off.  And I am excited to share with you, the process of creating this mini :)

I used the same method as described in the tutorial, just tweaking it slightly for 6 rays instead of 5 and of course, shrinking it way down in size.  Each of these little guys finish at 2".   Aren't they just so cute and fun!

Next, it was adding a white frame to each little rainbow to set it apart and add contrast.  

Then some black sashing to tie it all together.  And here, I have some more inspiration.  Someone commented to me after it was done that it reminded them of the old Kodak logo.  Which made me think, wouldn't it have been fun to do these like the Polaroid blocks??  Yup, I just might be making another one!

With the top done, it is time to come up with a quilting design.  I really wanted to come up with a design that would help to give the idea of the Refracted Rainbow, so I went with this concept that reminds me of the effect light takes traveling through a prism.  (Oh, and if your wondering, I just added the lines to the picture in paint, I find it to be a great tool for helping me decide on quilting designs :)

And here is a close up on how the quilting turned out.  

And that is that.  One Refracted Rainbow mini :) 

I hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired to create your own mini!!  If you are stuck on colors, rainbows are always a great place to start.  I mean, who doesn't love a good ROYGBIV quilt??

So, are you ready for the Modern Mini Challenge??

Check out this post  for all the details, including the fabulous prizes you can win just for entering!!!

Be sure to follow along with the Blog Hop for lots and lots of fabulous inspiration!!

June 5: Ellison Lane
June 6: Happy Quilting (you are here)
June 7: Swim, Bike, Quilt 
June 8: Craft Buds
June 9: From the Blue Chair and Sewing Under the Rainbow 
June 10: The Sewing Chick
June 11: Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle and Fresh Lemons Quilts 

You will be able to link your mini up starting June 12 at Ellison Lane Quilts

PRIZES! Yup, I might have mentioned prizes. Check out these amazing goodies up for grabs.

$125 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
$75 Gift Certificate to the Intrepid Thread
$50 Gift Pack of Pellon Products
$50 Box of Coats and Clark Threads
(2) $50 prize packs of Dritz sewing products
$25 Gift Certificate to Christa Quilts
A Bundle of Marblehead fabrics from Fabri-Quilt

So are you feeling your mini groove??  Oh ya, It's time to start creating!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Quilting day!!
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  1. Melissa, once again you have created a stunner of a quilt x

  2. Pretty! And oh yes, I'm ready for this challenge. I've already started, a mini project I've been thinking of a long time.

  3. This is fantastic!! And I love what you did with the quilting!

  4. I love the way you quilted it!

  5. I really love this one. The quilting is perfect for it.

  6. wow, this is so awesome, I really love the rainbow with the white and black and the quilting is the perfect finishing touch!

  7. I am excited...I am taking the original Refracted class with you tomorrow in Panquitch. See you there.

  8. I. Love. That. Quilt. You are one talented lady.

  9. Its gorgeous, but what I dont understand is what do people do with these mini's.??

  10. Those are teeny but adorable blocks.

  11. I love your mini rainbow quilt. DId you use varigated thread for the quilting or do each one a different color? Just wonderful.

  12. We just followed your blog via Google Friends Connect. We would love to have you follow our blog too!

    Anna and Sarah

  13. You did a great job, I would frame the quilt.

  14. I think I like this one even more than the original though that one was pretty awesome too!

  15. Inspiring! I like the idea of using paint to help with the quilting design. The whole quilt is delightful.

  16. I love how colourful this is :o)

  17. I love this one. Anything with rainbows gets my thumbs up.

  18. I just have to tell you that I think this is the first time I've ever commented on a blog that wasn't having a giveaway. (I'm pretty reserved.) I had to this time to tell you that I LOVE the way you quilted this. I think it's brilliant!

  19. This is wonderful! I love the design and the quilting :)

  20. This is one outstanding mini quilt. Your concept of refraction with the quilting is so very unique. Wonderful work!


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