Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, 2017, Quilt Expo, Nancy ZiemanYou’re invited to participate in the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. Brainstorm, browse, design, and plan. Then, stitch! Enter the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge by emailing your image to [email protected].

2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

  • Mini Quilts must be no more than 24-inches square, and may be pieced, appliquéd, mixed, or other.
  • Mini Quilts must be made from fabrics in a modern color palette and design.
  • Mini Quilts must be quilted through three layers by hand, by machine, or both.
  • You may enter ONE modern mini quilt that is completed within the last year.
  • Entries must be sent to [email protected]; participants are encouraged to share progress and quilt photos on social media using hashtag #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge.
  • Submitted entries will be shared on Quilt Expo’s Facebook page throughout the month of May at facebook.com/QuiltExpo.
  • Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced on May 30, 2017.
  • Judging takes place May 24–25, 2017.

Open to US residents only.

Grab the Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge badge and let your friends know about this fun quilt challenge!  Visit facebook.com/QuiltExpo for details.

Quilt Expo and Nancy Zieman 2017 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge
View the Gallery of Quilts

Photos will be hosted by Wisconsin Public Television on the public Quilt Expo Facebook Page in the 2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge album. You may comment and ask questions directly on the photo. Of course, you can always share photos within Facebook, too.  You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to enter the challenge. By emailing your photo to the address above, you’re acknowledging and consenting to having the image shared in public online social media venues. Subscribe or “LIKE” the Quilt Expo Facebook page to see all the new mini quilt images as they are added. View entries in the photo album here.

How to Make My Modern Mini Folded Flying Geese Wall Hanging

Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, 2017, Quilt Expo, Nancy ZiemanHalf-square triangles and bias edges are not needed to make my Modern Mini Folded Flying Geese quilt pattern. Use folded triangles (or Prairie Points) to create this traditional design. Using squares, folds, clever pressing, and columns, the piecing couldn’t be simpler.

I’ll show you the basic technique for assembly so that you may incorporate this easy Flying Geese design in your quilts. To read more on creating a large wall-size quilt using the Folded Flying Geese technique, check out my book, Quick Column Quilts.

Quick Column Quilts by Nancy ZiemanFor a streaming video demonstration on how to create the Flying Geese design with three easy folds, watch Sewing With Nancy Quick Column Quilts (Part Three).

Cutting Directions:

  • Flying Geese: Cut 2″ to 6″ squares from five to six different colors of fabric.
  • Cut four strips 1-1/2″ wide by width of green fabric for the narrow border.
  • Cut four strips 2-1/2″ wide x width of background fabric for outer border.
  • Background or columns: Cut 2-1/2″ wide to 6-1/2″ strips from light blue background fabric.

Fold and Stitch Techniques

  • Press all cut squares in half, matching wrong sides.
  • Meet the folded corners to the cut edge at the center. Press.

Stitch Flying Geese to Columns

  • Use a Folded Flying Geese unit that is at least 1/2″ narrower than the corresponding column width.
  • Lay the geese along the background column in a loose arrangement.
  • Mark the placement of the first folded triangle with a non-permanent pen.
  • Let the sliding gauge assist in keeping the longest edges parallel to each other. Pin.
  • Fold the column strip, right sides together, at each marked placement line. The Folded Flying Geese unit is sandwiched between the fabrics. Press.
  •  Stitch 1/4″ from the fold.

Open and press.

  • Repeat these steps to add many Flying Geese to a single column.

Arrange and Stitch the Columns

  • Shift the columns to create a pleasing design.
    Notice the background ends may not line up. Don’t worry; they’ll be trimmed to size later.
  • Use poster board or tag board with a 20-1/2″ x 20-1/2″ window to audition the quilt’s focus area.
  • Mark the background fabric with a non-permanent pen. This will help align the columns at the sewing machine.
  • Join columns using 1/4″ seam allowances.
  • Trim square using the poster board window as a template.
  • Add a 1-1/2″ inner (green) border to the trimmed quilt. Press. Trim.
  • Add a 2-1/2″ outer border to top and bottom edges. Press. Trim.

  • Add the remaining outer border strips to the right and left sides.
  When quilting this Folded Flying Geese project, make certain to choose a quilting design that will maintain the integrity of the dimensional fold. Or, simply stitch down the center of the Flying Geese units with monofilament thread to secure to the columns.

Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, 2017, Quilt Expo, Nancy Zieman

Watch Folded Flying Geese online in Quick Column Quilts, Part 3.

Folded Flying Geese from Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

2017 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules:

Sew a mini modern quilt to showcase your quilting talents. Submit your entry by emailing a high-resolution image of your quilt to [email protected] by 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

  • Mini Quilts must be no more than 24-inches square, and may be pieced, appliquéd, mixed, or other.
  • Mini Quilts must be made from fabrics in a modern color palette and design.
  • Mini Quilts must be quilted through three layers by hand, by machine, or both.
  • You may enter ONE modern mini quilt that is completed within the last year.
  • Entries must be sent to [email protected]; participants are encouraged to share progress and quilt photos on social media using hashtag #ModernMiniQuiltChallenge.
  • Submitted entries will be shared on Quilt Expo’s Facebook page throughout the month of May at facebook.com/QuiltExpo
  • Winners selected by a panel of judges, plus five randomly drawn winners, will be announced on May 30, 2017.
  • Judging takes place May 24–25, 2017.

Open to US residents only.

Grab the Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge badge and let your friends know about this fun quilt challenge!  facebook.com/QuiltExpo

Quilt Expo and Nancy Zieman 2017 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge

 Over $1,700 in prize packages. Here’s a Sampling:

Visit QuiltExpo.com/ModernMiniQuiltChallenge for complete details and prize package listing.

 

 



  • F+W Media offers a three-book bundle, a $75 value

  • Quilt Expo offers four 3-day Quilt Expo admission tickets, a $72 value


  • Plus, five random winners will receive a copy of the Mini Marvels book from Martingale Publishing, $25 value each

Bye for now,
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