Our MQG chapter has decided to have a real presence at this year's show. Even though there isn't a "Modern" category, we have each decided to enter a quilt (I'm entering Serendipity). There are also tables for rent where groups can demonstrate a block or technique. We really want to take this opportunity to show how awesome modern quilting is, so we're demonstrating improv quilting and letting visitors try it, and are each making a mini quilt that is an example of modern quilting to have at the table. So this is how I spent a lot of my day yesterday-
(Why yes, I did scotch tape the quilt to the side of my house. It works for this little bitty quilt, and I couldn't find anywhere better to photograph all of that busy color!)
It's small of course (only 24" square), but I think it packs a modern punch, don't you? I used my improv piecing technique (sewing by color), then used those blocks with my Easy Peasy Chevron tutorial to create rainbow improv chevrons! Each HST measures 3 inches finished.
I had so much fun with this one. Don't you just love projects you can start and finish within a day or two? I chose big, black and white polkadots for the backing, and I like the pop of the colors against it!
The quilt show is in two weeks, and I can't wait to show visitors a fresh, fun side of this amazing art form.
Here's my only issue. I am not a mini-quilter. This is the only mini I've ever made, and unless I have another specific purpose, probably the only one I will ever make. I really like this quilt and it was fun to make something so quickly, but beyond the show, I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I know I could hang it on the wall, but I don't really have the wall space. I know I see tons of minis out there in the blogosphere. So tell me, what do you do with them?
Edited 10/26- Since Blogger's Quilt Festival is going on right now, someone suggested that I enter this quilt in the mini category. Makes sense...why didn't I think of that? So, this is my second entry in the festival. Shattered Rainbow is entered in the ROYGBIV category. You can find this, and other amazing quilty inspiration on over at Amy's Creative Side. Pop over and check it out!
Name- Improv Rainbow Chevrons
Quilting- Free motion meandering by me
Entry Category- Mini Quilts