June 12, 2013

Modern Mini Challenge Entry

I am always entering contests...
you've gotta play to win, right?

Here's one that almost anyone can enter!

Ellison Lane is hosting the
Modern Mini Challenge, for the second year in a row.

I know I enjoyed this challenge last year,
when my little mug rug
made it to the finals!

I really love making smaller projects,
like mug rugs...

I kind of had a tough time choosing
which project I wanted to submit.

{Only one entry per person, please.}

I would have definitely chosen my paper-pieced
made from the awesome tutorial

However, the entry has to have been made within the past 6 months.

That's when I decided to enter my From The Heart pillow.
For me, the challenge was to take some ideas
from others, add my own,
and end up with something that reflects my own
personal style and sense of design.

I used the tutorial found at Bijoux Lovely,
to create the herringbone block.
Then I made a pretty heart-shaped pattern
and cut out my applique.

I fused it to my background
and blanket-stitched it in place.
I quilted a casual stipple design all over the center...

then added straight-line stitching for the borders.

The back was finished using my own tutorial,
with a covered zipper.

Valentine's Day is only once a year,
but, maybe because my maiden name was Love,
I think this pillow works any day!

you'll leave with a smile on your face!
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  1. Good choice! This is so pretty and I love the quilting!!


  2. Really nice pillow and I like those other projects too.

  3. All your creations are beautiful, I really love the heart cushion ... gorgeous!!

  4. Wow, must have been VERY difficult to choose! I do love the heart...good choice. Good luck!

  5. Good luck, Amy!! This pillow is one of my favorites!!

  6. Great minis.....fun challenge to see everyone's creativity!

  7. Beautiful projects! I love the heart pillow :)

  8. I'm in love with all your minis, but the signature star pillow melts my heart! Major pillow envy here!

  9. Your heart pillow is incredibly adorable! Love the pieced heart, and it goes so well with the stipple quilting!! Good luck!!

  10. LOVE LOVE your pillows and the heart fabics I adore!

  11. Thanks so much for posting this. I think I just might have to enter something. It looks like some stiff competition though!!!


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