Thursday, 2 February 2012

Modern Mini Challenge

You've probably already heard all about this, but it's worth telling again! There's a rather exciting new challenge starting up next week, with super dooper prizes to be won. REALLY exciting super dooper prizes!!!!

The lovely Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts has set up a fun, new sewing contest- the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts. 

The Modern Mini Challenge is a 5 week series that kicks off with some seriously inspiring work from some super talented bloggers and me.

I've never done a blog hop before and I'm a bit nervous, but this looks great, and I don't know if I already mentioned the super dooper prizes......

So here’s how it will work: 
2/6/12 - 2/19/12 
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!

2/20/12 - 3/4/12 
Weeks 3 & 4 - Sew. Sew. Sew! 
Work on those minis and create your Modern Mini Challenge piece. 
3/5/12 - 3/9/12 
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!

Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Get out your sketch book because you don't want to miss your chance to win on of the 5 fabulous prizes. (Um, yes- you read that correctly- FIVE!) 

A BIG THANKS goes out to Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop for generously sponsoring all five of our fabulous prizes. 

The five winners will be chosen as follows: 

James’ choice (Jennifer's husband chooses his favorite) 
Viewer’s choice Mug Rugs
Viewer’s choice Mini Quilts 
(mug rugs and mini quilts- 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. 

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

Now, how does that sound? Are you as excited as me? Ready to jump in? 

All the fun starts next week with the Modern Mini Challenge Blog Hop and this amazing line-up: 

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

Now, grab a button and go get started!

And remember to come back here on 13th February!

Modern Mini Challenge

Fiona x


  1. Looking forward to this so much - caan`t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Oh I am getting performance anxiety!!

  3. This looks like lots of fun! Might be just what I need to get me fired up about sewing again!

  4. So exctiting, can't wait to see what everyone creates!

  5. Wow that sounds amazing! I'm no quilter really, but am tempted to join in anyway. Either way I shall enjoy what everyone's been up to.


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