Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival Mini Quilt Challenge

For the mini quilt challenge this year, members had to make a mini quilt using an inspired color palette of gray, soft blue and a brick red-ish color.

This was the quilt I made.

Here are some of the other great quilts.
This was Karen's mini.

I *think* this one was Julie's. I had all of the names written down, but I can't find it anywhere, so I'm writing this post by memory. If I mislabel one of your quilts, please correct me.

Steph made this fun mini. I love this paper pieced pattern that she used.

Hema made this one, which I am guessing was inspired by Elizabeth Hartman's quilt.

Janis made this quilt and even included some of her own hand dyed fabrics.

Sam made this fun, improv quilt.

Zuzka hand pieced this mini quilt.

Alice found inspiration from bottle of Grey Goose (get it, flying geese) for her mini.

Check out those tiny triangles in Trish's awesome mini.

I love the random dresden petals in Natalie's mini.

I really like the way Alexis quilted her mini quilt featuring some great nine patches.

I don't know if I can pick a favorite, they're all awesome in their own right. Do you have a favorite?


  1. Thank you so much for posting pics of quilts...I live in the Midwest, and have been a self taught quilter for a while, so I love seeing pictures of others' quilts. I have only attended one quilt show.....just this past winter in Naples, I haven't much exposure to what others are doing..please keep sharing pictures. I would love to see more pics of the Marathon Quilts...and perhaps something about how many finished...and have they been given out yet. I did submit one square for it...and was so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful project. Thanks again for that!

  2. Thanks for posting the challenge pictures. Nice job on your mini. I love the rectangles and the angles. It reminds me of beams on a building under construction!