Saturday, March 3, 2012

Modern Mini-Quilt Challenge

It's not modern, it's not all that mini, and technically it's not even a quilt yet, but....
I told my husband I wanted one of the "Home is Where..." plaques for Christmas. Except I told him in mid-December, and they all require way more lead time than that. So he got me speakers for my sewing room (totally worth it) and I decided, when this modern mini-quilt challenge came along, to make my own "Home is Where..."
It's constructed of (very traditional) log cabins and courthouse steps. Each block measures 8" finished; the quilt is 24x32". It fits perfectly on my wall, but seems huge for a "mini-quilt."
{See? Perfect size!}
It's unquilted as of yet. I tried both hand and machine embroidery for the names of the bases, and I didn't like either. I need to practice my hand embroidery and reattempt.
Plus, we are about ten years in this Air Force journey, so there's going to be some more places added before it gets finished.
Plus, I'd like to applique our faces in the windows, and our family is not yet complete. For now, it will be framed.
{Obligatory Oklahoma Wind Shot}
The house is beige with green shutters - same as the house in Washington where the Dude was born. I'm not sure why I went with a red door - perhaps a secret desire to be Episcopalian.
The absolutely anal part of me loves the back of these blocks.


By the way, I did notice that I hit 50 followers on Leap Day. Even though #47 was my mom. (Love you!) So stay tuned for a followers-only giveaway tomorrow! (Mom's not eligible.)


  1. This is so sweet...what a great wall hanging this will be for your home. Nice job!

  2. It's super cool! I just love it. Love that it has such meaning for you and your family. Thanks for entering it into the challenge. Good luck!!

  3. haha. A red door due to your secret desire to be Episcopalian, huh? Cracked me up.
    What a great idea for a quilt - very clever! And imho Mom totally counts as a follower! (Mine does!) ;-)

  4. What a cool idea! You executed it really well. I like the red door.