Don’t be fooled by their small size. Minis are not easy!
I’ve had an idea for the Modern Mini challenge for a couple of weeks now. I started working on it right after finishing Starburst, but midway through it, I got stuck. With time running out, I decided to try another idea that I’ve had for a while. But then I realized it was way too complicated to finish in a couple of days. So after a whole lot of deliberating, I went the improv route and came up with this.
I’m calling it “Stepping Stones.” The way the rectangles are arranged remind me of steps.
I had no plan when I first started Stepping Stones other than the colors. I started with green, orange, and yellow. As I was sewing, I felt like blue was missing, so I threw in a few dark blue pieces. I varied the widths and lengths of the pieces and added white for contrast. Unlike my other improv quilts, I felt like this one needed straight edges.
I quilted with straight lines about 1/4″ apart for the center portion and 1/8″ apart for the side borders.
It measures 12.5″ x 20.5.”