Link Up Your Modern Mini Quilt Contest Entries!

OK y’all! The time has come! After weeks of inspiration and mini quilt madness, the time has come to enter your creation!

I’ve had so much fun with this challenge and pushed myself to try and perfect new skills: curves, foundation piecing, interlocking stars.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!
And now, the linky is open!
Modern Mini Challenge

It’s time to link up your mini quilt for the Modern Mini Challenge Contest. Don’t panic! You have until midnight, Monday, March 5 to link up your entry. (Linky at end of post below.)

Here’s what to do. Write a blog post about your Modern Mini Challenge entry and copy that URL to the linky.

No blog, no problem! You can link from Flickr.   Please include the size of your mini quilt in the description below the picture.

In both cases, please be sure to enter the specific URL to the post about your mini quilt.

Only one entry per person.

The Prizes!
Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop, we have 5 amazing prizes!

James’ choice (my husband chooses his favorite) 
Viewer’s choice Mug Rugs
Viewer’s choice Mini Quilts 
(mug rugs and mini quilts- the viewers vote March 6-8 from a selection chosen by myself and Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co, and Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.) 
Luck of the Draw (Random Number Generator chooses 2 winners)
Both Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the FULL LINE of Flea Market Fancy reprint by Denyse Schmidt.  Woo Hoo! 
James’ Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop
Both Luck of the Draw Winners will receive a $75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

So come on, link up your modern mini quilt or mug rug and best of luck to you all!  Links are now closed.

All entries:



  1. Oh, love, love your new button/mini quilt! I’ve changed out the button on Craft Buds to match. :)

  2. Hi Jennifer! Thank you for hosting this great challenge! Wow, what fantastic prizes you have there! I have to run to finnish my mini!
    x Teje

  3. Thanks again for hosting this, Jen! I have enjoyed all of the posts, and I’m looking forward to checking out all of the minis!

  4. Thanks for hosting Jen! It’s been a lot of fun, and now the next stage of the fun begins. :)

  5. Thanks for hosting , Jen! Working hard to finish my mini now! Well, you know, after I put the computer away!

  6. so much loveliness here. I am afraid I blew it and mine won’t be finished. :-(


  8. Love all your creations! I’m still working on mine, but I hope I can hit the deadline…

  9. Thanks for hosting such an inspiring and fun challenge, Jennifer!

  10. I’m quilting mine tonight! I’ll be done by the deadline!

  11. I’ve left a note to you at the bottom of my blog post. Thank you so much for putting this challenge together. I appreciate all of your work to get it organized, and for answering all of my questions along the way! Thank you so very much!!! :) C

  12. Hi :) I have posted my link but when I was trying to select a thumbnail it didnt bring up any options so it has posted with no thumbnail pic! Hope this is ok, I can’t remove it to try again…

  13. Thank you for hosting this challenge, sad to say but sometimes I need a “deadline” in order to finish a project! Lovely minis have been posted so far, lots of talent out there!

  14. Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge….so many quilts to see and blogs to visit…fun indeed : )

  15. I live in Hawaii. Do I go by my time zone or yours for the deadline?

  16. Thanks for this wonderful idea! It was a challenga and I really enjoyed participating. Amazing to see all the talent out there!!

  17. Thanks so much for putting all this together Jennifer! It was such a great inspiration and I’m sure it will be for a long time to come :-) Also thanks so all your wonderful contributors!

  18. Thank you for hosting this super challenge. It’s been alot of fun to challenge myself with something I don’t do that often, sew minis :)
    You may have started a little addiction! Thank you!
    I’ve linked up and am perusing the other minis.


  19. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge! It was a great experience to push myself to try something different and what a great way to see such amazing talent!

  20. What a wonderful challenge. There are so many new blogs I havent found before!

  21. Wow, what a mini challenge can do with people. Incredible!!!

  22. so many great minis!

  23. Great challenge…I don’t think I can finish my mug rug on time. Anyway wish good luck to all participants… the judges will have a tough time for sure…

  24. How on Earth are you going to decide!? My goodness there is SO much talent up there!!

    I can’t wait to see who wins those great prizes!!!

  25. Thanks for hosting the challenge. I have never made a mug rug and have wanted to…I wouldn’t have any time soon if I hadn’t found this!!

    Great stuff! I have already found some inspiration and some new blogs to follow!!

  26. I really don’t know how you girls are going to choose finalists. There are so many lovely entries. Thanks for hosting this Jennifer. I’m praying for Mr. Random to like my number!

  27. Cannot believe you are going to hit 200 entries – how amazing – well done you xxx

  28. Great Challenge Jennifer! So glad I’m not trying to pick a favorite ;)

  29. Such such fun and variety!! So glad there are several winners- it would be impossible to pick only one!! I love so many! Love how they reflect the people who made them :)

  30. Thank you for such an incredible challenge! This is my first mug rug and I really loved making it! Can’t wait to take a look at all of the entries….

  31. Fun! I just got mine finished in the nick of time!! :)

  32. There are some of the coolest minis linked here!! If I had not been so wrapped up in my swoon! I would have entered! Maybe next time.

  33. Thanks for the challenge, so much fun, so much inspiration, new blogs. Love it. I missed the deadline by a hair, oh well, life, it happens!

  34. There are some beautiful and creative mini’s on here! How fun!

  35. ohmygoodness, there are almost 250 minis! that’s amazing.

    i don’t envy you and the other judges trying to narrow them down!

    thanks so much for organizing this Jennifer, it’s been a wonderful series. you’re so good at this!

  36. 242 entries? I’m so glad I’m not a judge!

  37. The anticipation is killing me!!!

  38. So inspiring! I missed the deadline link up, why oh why did I think it was the 6th. Anyway, still enjoyed making my first quilting project: mug rug!

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