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.