Twist of Lime minimal mini quilt – 2018.01.06

I missed the deadlines for the first two calls for entry by Curated Quilts, but I’m entering the third one – the Minimal Mini Challenge.  The deadline for submissions is January 10th.

 The color palette is light grey, leaf green, grey, orchid pink, blue grey, and black.

The instructions are to create a square mini quilt, from 10″ x 10″ up to 16″ x 16″, using any or all of the colors, in solids or prints, with a design that explores the concept of minimalism.

I had a bit of a struggle staying with the minimalism idea.  I found I wanted to add more design details, and had to keep reminding myself to keep it simple.

For my first entry, I used only 2 of the colors: leaf green and grey.  The green looked more like lime green to me, which led me to the concept of ‘Twist of Lime’.  For the background I used a solid gray and a printed gray fabric.

I zigzag stitched the edges of the leaf/lime green.  I quilted irregularly-spaced vertical straight lines.  First I quilted lines approximately 1/2” apart with light gray thread.

Then I filled in with additional vertical lines of light gray, dark gray and lime green.  I stitched around the binding twice.  It’s 14 x 14 inches square.

I have an idea for another entry (or maybe two), which I will post in a couple of days.


Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie    Confessions of a Fabric Addict


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6 Responses to Twist of Lime minimal mini quilt – 2018.01.06

  1. jhimsl says:

    Love the interest you’ve created with a simple design. Yummy!

  2. knitnkwilt says:

    I love minimalism, but it is such a challenge to be both interesting and minimal. You nailed it! I love this quilt.

  3. Heather says:

    Where do you get you copies of Curated Quilts? Are there any shops that carry it in the Vancouver area?

  4. Looks great Terry, mimimalism can be so hard!

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