Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting The Modern Mini Challenge with a great blog hop last month and this month is the Reader Contest! Since I am a bit overwhelmed with all my obsessions and quilting a quilt every other week (which means I have to get the things done on my to do list that didn’t get done during the quilting week done on the in between quilting weeks!) I decided to submit a mini quilt that I have already done to the Modern Mini Challenge! Don’t worry, I emailed Jennifer and asked if this was ok. She gave me the go ahead… So I’m entering my Row Row Row Your Boat Mini Quilt!
I really love this one and hope that the judges do too! In case you missed the original posting of this quilt, or are here visiting from the Modern Mini Challenge Link-up (welcome to everyone!) here’s a bit about it…
The quilting challenge was to base the quilt design on Music. So I made it a piece of sheet music. well, kinda! My interpretation of sheet music anyway. Our family isn’t very musical, so most of the sheet music I’ve seen lately is color coded. You know, the sheet music that comes with the kids pianos and xylophones???
While writing this post I was curious if the definition of modern quilts was written anywhere. I found this list of modern quilt characteristics on the Modern Quilt Guild blog:
Interesting, huh? I’ve always been drawn to the modern aesthetic of quilting, but was just curious if anyone had every written this down! I think this quilt meets most of the ‘requirements’ of modern!
If you hadn’t already heard about the Modern Mini challenge, here was the line-up and there were some great quilters participating. Check out their blogs and I’m sure you’ll find at least one new favorite, if not all of them!