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Modern Mini: Fashion inspiration

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I saw a lot of people talking about the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge over at Ellison Lane Quilts and decided I wanted to participate.  I had this idea floating around in my head that I wanted to try and a mini quilt is a great way to hash out ideas and see how they turn out!


First of all… here is my finished mini quilt.

It measures 11.5 x 13.

And here is the inspiration…

Lately I have been very inspired by fashion.  The patterns, textures and prints that are found in clothing are often on trend in Home Decor as well.  I love this ombre-esque splatter skirt that I saw in In Style Magazine.  See my little clipping I circled?

I wanted to play around with the variation, the light to dark with speckles and splotches of other colors.


 I added some touches of embroidery to play into that splatter painted look, but I kept it simple and didn’t go too crazy with it.


I loved the Tula Pink coral fabric I used as the color splatters as well, the corals in this fabric are divine and the chartreuse green is a lovely compliment.

I decided to quilt it in a jagged free motion, and reference the current aztec and Native American trend that is so big right now. I also chose an orange thread for the top Kona Medium grey portion of the quilt and white thread for the bottom portion to keep the contrast and a minimum because I didn’t want the quilting to distract from the piecing but rather enhance it.

This is the back of the mini quilt, a fun floral in a similar color family.

What do you think of my mini quilt?  Hop on over to Ellison Lane and check out the other beautiful entries!!  There are some magnificent ones!!

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