Friday, June 14, 2013

X's and O's for the Modern Mini Challenge

Sorry to all of you who just read all about this project two weeks ago, but my latest finish was just too perfect not to share in Ellison Lane's Modern Mini Challenge!

Read more about it in the original blog post, but the abbreviated version goes something like this:

This mini is my own design and finishes off at 18 x 24 1/2".  It is a pretty simple pattern but I love it mostly because it all stems from this little work of art from my oldest which I thought would work perfectly as a quilt:

So I adapted her sketch from that to my own version here:


And after some fun fabric choices, the finished product came out so close to my sketch - I was so pleased!  My oldest was pretty impressed with the process for all of 5 minutes.  Then she moved onto something else - but it was a pretty fantastic 5 minutes.   

I love the combination of all the pinks against the cool turquoise and the appliqued X's and O's in Aneela Hoey's Posy was the perfect touch to make them stand out but still blend together with my wavy lines of pink.  

Thanks for visiting and reading -- and also a big thanks to Jennifer at Ellison Lane for hosting such a great link up and a chance to win some goodies!


  1. Love it! The colors are awesome.

  2. Such a great idea - and very clever too :-)

  3. I love this quilt! The colors are my favorite too.

  4. Love, love, love it! You make some really great quilts.

  5. OOOOOOOOOOO so nice! I do love the color choices. How fun to have a memory of your little ones artwork!

  6. Oh I just love it and the colors just pop! Thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge!

  7. ooh! I really love the red and pink against the aqua. What a great way to make it stand out!'

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation