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Shattered Spectrum Mini Quilt


Queen of the last-minute finish—that’s me! My mini for the Modern Mini Challenge is done, with just a few hours to spare.

In the spirit of using what I already have, more than half of the HSTs in this mini were made last year—they were the “bonus HSTs,” leftover from when I made my Supernova Quilt-Along quilt.  I trimmed them up, added a few more (mostly the greens), and ta-da, a mini was born! (But yes, it still took forever!)

The background and binding are Kona Coal, and I quilted it with simple straight lines along the seams. The completed mini measures about 20″ square and the HSTs are 1.75″ finished. I couldn’t be happier with it! Thanks, Jennifer, for organizing this great challenge!

 And one more thing—would you believe, after all of that, I still have more than 80 of these leftover HSTs? I think I’ve had my fill of them at this point, so would anybody else like to play with them? They’re mostly blues, pinks, oranges, and yellows, and they need to be squared up (I squared mine up to 2.25″ square). If you would like to give these HSTs a home, just tell me that in a comment, and I’ll pick somebody tomorrow. (THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.)


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  1. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    Love the mini it looks amazing!! Cant believe how many HST's you had to make for it and still ended up with some.
    I would love to take the extra's off your hands. =D

  2. Monica
    Monica says:

    Beautiful quilt! I already pinned it… I would love to play with those HSTs as I am new to quilting and haven't dared to venture outside of squares and rectangles yet.

  3. TLW
    TLW says:

    I know my chances are very slim after sitting here reading all the one hundred and nineteen comments..Most wanted to be included in the give away..but I was shocked that some did not want them..any sewer would be ore should be honored to have them..If its not too late, please include me into the bunch..thanks for giving them away.Its nice of you..and your mini is beautiful. tw.

  4. Cheryl Brickey
    Cheryl Brickey says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors. I am still a newbie to quilting so I would love the opportunity to work with your scraps and would hope tha I would do them justice.

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    You certainly asked the right question at the end of your post! I was quite dazzled by the innovation of using HST's in this way. I should think a lot of embers will be stirring into life again at the sight of this quilt, Coal really is an excellent choice as contrast.. it has amazing punch and is sparking my enthusiasm so a resounding Yes!! to your offer to go further with what you have started…. my mojo is certainly firing up, so thanks!!
    Grace:) weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. ~ Julie ~
    ~ Julie ~ says:

    OH – MY – WORD!!! I love your quilt!!! It's so striking!!! I love the way the colors just melt together like they were made for this quilt! Seriously! And the background color is perfect to highlight what you've done with the colored triangles! Since I'm so new to quilting I've never tried anything like this, but I'd sure love to step out of my comfort zone and give it a whirl! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! 🙂

  7. Lori
    Lori says:

    WOW your mini is stunning and eye popping,you did a fantastic job.
    I would love to give these a new home. I have a great neice who would love these colors on her bed. Thank you

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