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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Modern Mini Challenge...

The design for my entry into the awesome Modern Mini Challenge came about by complete and utter chance.

Modern Mini Challenge

Settled in front of the TV a couple of weeks back, I glanced up on hearing an advert for Gotye's album.  I love the current single...


Anyway, the cover artwork flashed on screen; I hadn't seen it before, and I haven't seen the advert since, but I was instantly smitten, light bulb moment, goodbye all previous ideas, come to mama...


So a little Googling, grabbing, adding to my iPod and sketching later, I was good to go!  Not having enough shades of grey, nor green, or even orange as per the cover, and wanting to get making,  I opted for a different combo.

We are talking 'inspired by' here!


I have never gone from 'inspiration' to 'making' so quickly and I am amazed, although still a little bit unsure of the finished mini.

OK I'll shush now, here's the pictures...






Ta da...



It measures up at 15.5"x 23".  Made with a mix of Klona solids, Michael Miller Ta and Dumb Dots, backed with IKEA numbers and quilted with Aurifil 28wt in grey.

Is it really masculine?  I don't know why am I not quite feeling it.  The solids?  I am perplexed!  I hope it's just me.

I am proud of the process though, and I have even been drafting plans for a full quilt, but please don't hold me to it.


So there you have it, in its full spiky, angry(?) glory.  I am kind of hoping Mr Random Number Generator loves Gotye too xxx

69 comments:

  1. wow Hadley it is amazing-what a stunning design!

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  2. I love this combination. Of fabrics and the technique is amazing.

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  3. wow! it is beautiful hadley! love love it! you must be a little tired of it, put it away for a day and take it back out. you will like it more, promise. man, i really really really hope you win!

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  4. Very clever Hadley - it`s amazing to produce something so like the actual artwork and so beautifully pieced!! You must be so proud.

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  5. Didn`t actually say `I love it` - `I love it!`...and thanks for the button! x

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  6. that is totally fab! If you decide you really can't stand the sight of it I would be more than happy to take it off your hands ;-)

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  7. Almost lost for words - this is amazing and great music too!

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  8. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful x

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  9. Very, very cool, Hadley! Good luck!

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  10. wow that is fab clever you love it !!

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  11. Oh, wow! I love it. I'm guessing I'm not the only person who saw that album cover and went, "Hmmm, quilt." Oh, we seamsters are an obsessive bunch! Haven't got around to making mine yet.... and probably won't for a while, if ever. Yours is absolutely gorgeous!

    Love the single, too. And I would've had no idea except for seeing ads on tv the past month or so.

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  12. Oooh, its fabulous. I just love it! Love the colours and love the design. And the design process is so cool. (Love the song too!)

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  13. Oh, but that is FABULOUS....I love the mathiness of it.

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  14. Fantastic - absolutely fabulous!

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  15. Fantastic - absolutely fabulous!

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  16. This is absolutely amazing - better than the original - clever you - good luck. xx

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  17. Nice! That looks just like the original! Great job!

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  18. Really effective and very true to your inspiration :)

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  19. Ooh, it looks great, love the colour combo

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  20. How beautiful! Now.. The real question is will a tutorial of QAL follow?? Hehe since I know you probably don't have enough on your plate, why not pile on some more :)

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  21. Wow! This is a winner! And don't forget Jen's husband gets to pick a winner too, so I think the masculinity of this will appeal to him! And we get a vote too!!!! Good luck!

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  22. I love it, the design is wonderful and the inspiration is a wonderful picture.

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  23. It's fabulous, I love it even more than the album cover.

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  24. I just wanted you to know that Jerell (sp?) said "...it could be either fabulous or fugli.." on episode 9 of project runway all stars.

    This star thing is fabulous, definitely no where near fugli.

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  25. Absolutely Fabulous! Love everything about it!

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  26. Ooooooo I like it! I like the spirally thing, and the different shape trinaginals and the fact that it's out of your box, so to speak! x

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  27. Stop being so clever. The pressure is killing me!

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  28. Really love that mini! That aqua just zings against the black & grey. In case you cannot come to love it, I'll give it a home ;-)

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  29. Flippin' fantastic! Amazing creation Had! I love it, and I'm not feeling angry from it at all! More a kind of etherealism! Uber cool! Jxo

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  30. Great minds think alike! I love that song and as soon as my husband saw the album cover he asked me to make him a quilt based on it. Yours is fab, great colour choices

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  31. How can you not love it??? It's fantastic Hadley!

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  32. This is fabulous and I loved seeing your design process:)

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  33. Such gorgeous colours!! Love that you showed the process you went through to make it. Incredible!!! =D

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  34. I love your take on the design. Great idea to use dots as lighter shades.
    And the back of your mini looks familiar ;) (guess what I backed my mini with)

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  35. That is so striking, it has ooomph and I love it!

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  36. I think this is SO awesome, and even more so because you designed it yourself. I love it!

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  37. Look at you miss modern artist! This is amazing and the inspiration is very well interpreted. I wish I was as creative.

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  38. Wow it's fantastic! Love seeing the design process too.

    Oh and I love that Gotye song too - kinda sticks in your head! (clever music video to go with it too!)

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  39. Nice journey from inspiration to mini quilt, lovely colours too

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  40. This quilt should win an Oscar (or something)! Deb.

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  41. I love it!!! Good luck with Mr RNG - I think your lucky streak is back!!

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  42. Oh my gosh! It is so cool. I love your inspiration story and process. This is truly a great mini quilt and very original, Hadley. Congratulations and best of luck in the contest!

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  43. this is quite brilliant.

    Love the inspiration, the track and above all else, the quilt. Lovely process, construction and braininess.

    yay you !

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  44. I absolutely love that you didnt just copy their design.
    I much prefer your take on it!

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  45. Love the aqua and grey - and of the course the amazing design!!!!

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  46. Absolutely love this, and thanks so much for showing how you arrived at it via your inspiration. Brilliant!

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  47. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who thought it would make a good quilt block - my husband thought I was nuts!

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  48. Love that song. Love this quilt. Its so unique and fancy looking! Well done you, fingers crossed your lucky streak continues for the MMC!

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  49. Amazing! I love Gotye and love them extra for having such a quilty cover. You did a perfect job designing and making this beauty! I love it!

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  50. What an amazing inspiration! I really call this MMC quilt a challenge.

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  51. love it - great inspiration from the very talented goyte - fabulous :)

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  52. It is fabulous. Love the colors and the design...so inspirational!!

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  53. This is amazing! Love the design and the colours you've used. Would look great in a big size quilt!

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  54. So amazing!! I absolutely love it. And the quilting is perfection.

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  55. I found your little quilty on Pinterest.... AWESOME piece of work. I want to make this in a bed size quilt... it is soooo great, you really nailed it!

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  56. Great cover art.
    Love the resulting mini too

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  57. I too saw the Gotye album cover and thought "QUILT!" Are you not feeling it? I think the quilting kind of overwhelms the piecing. I also think that when I make my gotye quilt block that I will make it actually square. I think it would then be a lot easier to just be able to strip cut right triangles.

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  58. This is incredibly beautiful! Is there a pattern?

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  59. I was looking for a possible email to contact you on, but couldn't find one. I hope you see this! I am really inspired by this quilt. I'd like to feature it in one of my own blog post, with credit to you and a link back here of course! Please let me know if this is okay with you. If you'd prefer to contact me by email, tina@turningthreads.com

    Thanks!

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