Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Modern Mini Challenge...

You must have heard about this one...

I am so thrilled to have been asked to be involved in the Modern Mini Challenge.  

"This is your opportunity to try something new, something fun, something on a small scale.  Take that big idea and give it a try in mini form."

Here are the main details:

6th-19th February...
Weeks 1 & 2:  Inspiration Weeks.
Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop. Bloggers share their modern minis and kick-start your creativity. Get inspired, get creative, get those ideas flowing!

20th Feb-4th March...
Weeks 3 & 4:  Sew. Sew. Sew!
Work on those minis and create your Modern Mini Challenge piece.

5th - 9th March...
Week 5:  Enter the Contest!
Link up your Modern Mini Challenge piece at Ellison Lane Quilts. Voting begins that week and winners are announced on March 9th!

5 winners will be chosen as follows:

James’ choice Jennifer's husband chooses his favorite.
Viewer’s choice Mug Rug & Viewer’s choice Mini Quilt  The viewers choose from a selection chosen by Jennifer and three other bloggers.
Luck of the Draw Random Number Generator chooses 2 winners.

So what are those fabulous five prizes? Hold on to your hats!

Both Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the FULL LINE of Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt. Oh boy!!!!
James’ Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
Both Luck of the Draw Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

A special thank you goes to Kimberly for generously sponsoring all five of the fabulous prizes.

It kicks off next week with the Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop and this amazing line-up (and me!):

6 Feb: Stitchery Dickory Dock
7 Feb: Fairy Face Designs & Amy's Creative Side
8 Feb: Lily's Quilts
9 Feb: Patchwork Notes
10 Feb: Don't Call Me Betsy & Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle
11 Feb: Sukie, Don't You Know Who I Am? 
12 Feb: Freshly Pieced
13 Feb: From the Blue Chair & Poppy Makes
14 Feb: Needles, Pins & Baking Tins
15 Feb: Mon Petit LyonsFelicity Quilts
16 Feb: LR Stitched & Random Thoughts Do or Di
17 Feb: Life's Rich Pattern & Twin Fibers
18 Feb: Cut to Pieces & Sew Sweetness
19 Feb: Swim Bike Quilt

To say I am a little anxious about being in such esteemed company is an understatement!

And just so you can't say nobody told you, here are the all important Contest Requirements:

1. Create a modern mini quilt or mug rug - only one entry per person.
2. Enter your mini quilt or mug rug in the linky party at Ellison Lane Quilts on Monday, March 5. You do NOT have to have a blog to enter. You may link a picture from your Flickr account.
3. Your entry (blog post or Flickr description) should include the size of the item.

Here's the button, you always need a button!

Modern Mini Challenge

How exciting! I do hope you can join in too xxx

Off now to reply to all your wonderful Cherry Star comments xxx


  1. Oooh exciting - I new nothing about this. Sometimes I think I'm on another planet when all the cool stuff happens to pass me by!

  2. eeek something else I'm going to want to do.... overload ahoy.

  3. I'm plotting already, mini quilts, bribery items... ;o)

  4. I so want to do this - time permitting - will be looking out for you Hadley and Annabella both!

    hehe! Not a robot .....

  5. Wow, I follow almost every one of those blogs and love the work that you and they all do. I look forward to the inspiration and hopefully will come up with something to make and enter.

  6. Interesting - far too complicated for me. Bit tardy in responding but just have to say that the cherry star is WONDERFUL. xxx

  7. I will be keeping a close eye on you all, but not taking part alas! And there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be included with all that talent - well deserved! Jxo

  8. I'm going to print this off and think about if I am up for it...I have never entered one of these before and am not sure that I am.Well done for being included!x

  9. Looks like a great mini challenge, can't wait to see more!

  10. Great challenge, great prizes, I shall wait for you to inspire me :) x


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