Thursday, June 13, 2013

Modern Mini Challenge Quilt

Normally I don't get lucky ... but today was my lucky day. I started reading my blogs and there were all these beautiful entries to the Modern Mini Challenge Quilts and today i just happened to finish this little cutie and I thought... I'm going to enter it! How lucky is that!

I made this block a couple years ago. It was intended for a twin size quilt for one of my granddaughters. I think I got through 3 blocks and they sat in my UFO pile for a while, then i moved them to the orphan bin. A few weeks ago I had "Play Day at the Orphanage" and I made some of my orphan blocks into table toppers and table runners. This little gem is one of my favorites.
 
The original block was from 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 scrap bins of striped fabrics. I quilted it with straight lines close together which I am stuck on for these table toppers and runners.


The striped fabric was from shirts I bought at a yard sale. I had made an entire queen quilt from for my daughter-in-law. The white is upcycled vintage muslin sheet. Binding was from my stash and the backing was a piece from a yard sale.

I will be placing this one for sale on my etsy store.

Be sure to go to Ellison Lane and look at the other beautiful pieces of work. 


5 comments:

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Needle little Balance said...

What a pretty little quilt! I love using shirt fabric for quilts myself especially for more modern patterns. Somehow this ties in the quiltmaking history.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Love all those stripes! And that it's from old fabrics, I enjoy using them as well! More interesting, though the new fabrics are too pretty sometimes!

Jennifer Mathis said...

I'd say that is perfect timing! Well done!

La MaƱosa said...

Awesome use of an orphan block! I am always trying to figure out ways to use them up. Still love that close line quilting. It just works!