maandag 5 maart 2012

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

Today I finished my mini quilt for the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. I was inspired by the Inspiration Weeks' Blog Hop, hopping to Annabella's Life's Rich Pattern post. Never had I heard of the Gee's Bend Quilts, but seeing this and original Gee's Bend Quilts and it's history, I was immediately inspired! This quilt is the result.
For this quilt, I didn't use a ruler nor a rotary cutter. A real challenge and oh so fun!

Vandaag heb ik mijn mini quilt voor de Modern Mini Quilt Challenge afgemaakt. Voor deze quilt werd ik geïnspireerd door de Inspiration Weeks' Blog Hop, door de blogpost van Annabella. Ik had nog niet eerder van Gee's Bend Quilts gehoord, maar ik werd meteen geïnspireerd door deze quilt en de originele quilts van de Gee's Bend en hun geschiedenis. Deze quilt is het resultaat.
Voor de quilt heb ik geen liniaal en ook geen rotary cutter gebruikt. Een echte uitdaging!

detail 1

detail 2

the backing

Thank you, Jennifer, for organizing this challenge. This was a real challenge for me in many different ways. Loved joining it.
For more great mini quilts, please go here. There are lots and lots of entries!

Bedankt, Jennifer, voor het organiseren van deze inspirerende challenge. Het was in vele opzichten een uitdaging voor mee.
Voor meer mooie mini quilts, kun je hier een kijkje nemen. Het zijn er heel veel! 

"What comes from the heart, goes to the heart."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

28 opmerkingen:

Stephanie zei

How fun to try something totally new. I love the speck of orange in the binding. Your quilting is the perfect touch.

Flying Blind... zei


Annabella zei

Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous Simone!! I`m so pleased to have inspired to you to produce such a wonderful quilt. I love the colours and your design. Wow! This could be a winner!

Satu zei

I think it's a perfect representative for a modern quilt challenge!!! Gorgeous... and the colours are so stylish. Did you quilt it by hand with the variegated thread?

Jackie zei

It's gorgeous Simone! I love the pops of tangerine and your quilting is wonderful. Happy Monday!

Cattinka zei

Liebe Simone,
komplett von Hand gequiltet? Super schön!

Ulla zei

Beautiful, a great challenge.

Teje zei

Your quilt is really beautiful! Wonderful colours and so beautiful quilting!

Dolores zei

A very nice quilt and you hand quilted it. What are the dimensions?

Kirsten N zei

Love this improv piecing - such beautiful colours and quilting!!

Amanda zei

What a wonderful quilt, I love it.

Nicole zei

Love the colors and the stitching! Good luck!

diane zei

I am in awe of anyone who can do improv piecing. I find it so difficuly. This is beautiful and I love the colors.

Marion B. zei

Wat een prachtig quiltje! Ik val er helemaal voor hihi.
Zie ik nu dat je het met de hand hebt doorgepit? Stoer joh.

Megan zei

I think this is beautiful - I love the colour combination and the hand quilting.

Theresa zei

Beautiful Simone, love the little dashes of orange here and there.

hetty zei

What a fantastic quilt, Simone! I love the colours and the fact that you didn't use a ruler or a rotary cutter. The quilting is wonderful too! How big is it?

Debbie zei

So beautiful! Awesome that you tried something new!

Mike Pearson zei

Very nice! I like that you did not use a ruler or rotary cutter!

Liz zei

You've done a wonderful job. Love the colour combo and the pop of orange and it truly looks like a Gees Bend original. The quilting is fabulous. I love improvisational piecing. Sounds and looks so liberating. What will you do with your lovely quilt?

Tracy zei

WOW! Love the colors and the chunky quilting stitches! Don't you love when a project takes you to new places? :o) Hope you are well, my friend ((HUGS))

KaHolly zei

Oh, Simone, it's dynamite!! You did a beautiful job. For some reason, blogger hasn't been displaying your posts on my dashboard, bad blogger!! I'm off to catch up! Have a great day!!~karen

Herzblatt zei

Hallo Simone,
your quilt looks very interesting!! I am not a fan of modern patchwork but I also see the high quality workmanship of your quilt!!!!
Best wishes

Daniëlle zei

Helemaal geweldig!! Gave kleuren zo blij elkaar en dan die prikjes oranje!! Knap hoor!! Liefs, Daniëlle

Sharon zei

I love the colors you used! It looks like a difficult piece!

Carrie P. zei

It is so great Simone,Love it.
I just went to the link and saw the finalists.
When viewers choice comes up I will give you my vote.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Wow Simone...just new favourite colour is turquoise at the moment!!! Lots of fun to make and I love all the stitching in it...

Linda zei

Gorgeous!!! Such a stunning design and beautiful hand quilting!!

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