Monday, March 5, 2012

I think I can...I think I can...I think I can!


I decided this weekend to make a mini for the Mini Quilt Contest on Ellison Lane Quilts.




This would have been perfectly fine...except...

Sunday, I was finishing my New York Beauty tutorial when it was time to take the final photos, I noticed a stain on the center of TWO blocks...it was BLUEBERRY!!!!! Oatmeal with frozen blueberries are huge in this house for breakfast and Adam had just that breakfast Sunday morning. I thought I was going to FLIP!!!! I was not angry at Adam, he actually never really touches anything in the sewing room, not even the fun dangerous stuff! I was just upset since I had a schedule. You know what they say about mice and moms ;o) Me neither ,lol!

While I was waiting for the fabric to dry after I used oxyclean, peroxide and wisk, not together, one at a time, I was crazed but I am hazmat trained { true story} and know not to mix my chemicals. Anyway while I was waiting, I thought, maybe I can start it and be done by Monday. Honestly, I did not think I was going to make it!

But I DID!!!!!  It is 10.25sq. I used a Munki Munki fussy cut center and fun Flea Market Fancy bits and pieces. This is my first quilt using NO white. This is a first for me and was a challenge. I am very comfortable with my Kona or Moda Bella white. It is my comfort like Linus and his blanket.  Sara always uses color and I love her combos so I decided to give it a try and start small :o)


Please excuse the lighting, It is after 9pm and I do not have a proper lightbox yet {something else on my to do list}


The back

Now I have time to spare...I wonder what else I can start...

Linked to Finish It Up Friday

28 comments :

Jennie P. said...

I think it looks great! Congrats on going out of your comfort zone on it.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

It's fab! Love the colors and the happiness of this mini. Way to go! Hope the blueberry came out of the NY beauty!

Lee said...

So, so cute and bright and fun! Great job!

Valerie said...

Great job! So cheerful and fun!

Kirsten N said...

Love the pebbly quilting - your mini is so bright and colourful!!

Katherine said...

Great mini, Kim! Way to be brave and use colour for the background - it looks perfect with all those scrappy bits of fabric bliss.

Debbie said...

so bright and fun - awesome!

Teje said...

Hi Kim! This is so beautiful! Your colours are so wonderful and sweet! I'm also 'white' person - always need to have even small drop of white. My last mini quilt didn't have and even it became nice, I missed immidiately white!
Pink and green are so cute together!
x Teje

Megan said...

This looks exuberant - just bursting with colour! I love it:D

Lesley said...

Love it! Your color choices are fantastic. Who needs white now?

Michele said...

That is really adorable!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Love it! Love the bold colours and the quilting is fab!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, it looks great, and glad the hazmat combo worked its magic on the evil blueberries... Now you have spare time you can build your light tent ;o)

Kelsey said...

This is great!! Love the bright colors and the fun quilting :) You did an awesome job!

Deborah said...

This is so cheery! I'm hooked on white - just bought a bolt! Love how you bypassed that and went for color! I need to try pebble quilting. Yours add such lovely dimension. Deb.

sukie said...

Great scott! Love how bright this is!

Kati's Quilting said...

It is an AMAZING looking quilt! I love the colors, how they work together AND the quilting on it. No white, but still a modern look. Congratulations on the finish!

Melissa said...

This is adorable! Love the colors!

Lisaleh said...

This is gorgeous! I love it. And congrats on being a finalist!

hafza said...

I love your mug rug...especially the colors. Congratulations for being among the finalist!

ciccia74 said...

I love your mug rug, the colors are beautiful! Congratulations for being among the finalist!

notes of sincerity said...

Fabulous!! :o)

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Love it! You got my vote! :-). Kris

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Just saw the results....you were so close!!

Heather said...

Very pretty, and so, so cheerful... great job! :)

Sew Lovins said...

So freaking cute...it looks like candy:)

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love this!

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