Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge - Rainbows in Gray

Welcome if you're jumping over from Ellison Lane.
Isn't she the bestest ever!
I was part of her follower spotlight back in 2011

As an intro ...
I'm Shanna {like Banana}.
You can find me on the many Internet venues through my buttons just to the left.

Please look around, I would love to have you visit me again.

I'm so excited to participate in the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.

Modern She Made 3 - Sent
Here is what I made.
I made this for the Modern She Made 3 swap.

I knew that I could do this as a challenge as it included stars
{I love stars & triangles of all sorts!}
This is for a secret partner, Lee from May Chappell

Modern She Made 3 - Sent

Quilt Stats:
Name: Rainbows in Gray
Size: approx. 21" x 21"
Fabrics:  Stash fabrics + Kona grays
Binding: Amy Butler - Cameo - Forget Me Not in Midnight 
Pattern:  My own design scaled down version of fireflies tutorial from Sew Bittersweet Designs
Quilting: Machine quilted by me on my Pfaff Performance 2058
Started : April 2013
Completed: May 2013 

It was fun to post some status on Instagram

Modern She Made 3 - Sent ~ Binding

I also added a star for the back.  I used a the wonky star tutorial I posted here.

Modern She Made 3 - Sent ~ Back

The back was just as fun to improv together. . see I can do it :)
This is the first time that I jumped into a swap in a bit.  And this felt like walking into the big leagues.  I am so pleased with how this turned out. 

{I'll share what I got in return
- sometime -
I promise as I LOVE IT}

It's so nice to show things that I've finished, instead of start about 5 new projects a month or joining in on-line bee's {where I met the lovely Jennifer}.
To remedy this Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs and I have been running a monthly goal {with sponsors} called 'A Lovely Year of Finishes'  we would love to have your join us.  It's been fantastic to see finishes - even some of my own.

In the meantime, please go check out the other amazing mini quilts with Jennifer's Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

Thanks for visiting


  1. I love this mini! But I bet youb already knew that :)

  2. It is just gorgeous! I love half square triangles and you really did an excellent job on this one!!!!

  3. This quilt is wonderful! It's very interesting to look at. Great work!

  4. Great colours and I absolutely love that first photo!

  5. I love the three shades of grey - so cool!

  6. Shanna I love your mini and how funny that I know Lee! She came to Sew South last year. It really is a small world. :)

  7. I love your mini! It's amazing!!!

  8. You're so funny, Shanna like banana! Love it!
    I also adore this mini - slightly jealous that I wasn't your partner, but I do love the tote I received.

  9. This is gorgeous - I love the design and the fabric choices, brilliant :-)


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