Welcome to my stop on the Mini Blog Tour for Konda Luckau’s latest book Simply Charming Minis. I’m so excited to be participating. I’m giving away a copy of the book to one of my lucky readers too, see below for information on how to enter.
Simply Charming Minis has 16 mini quilts ranging in size from 13″ to 21″. They can be made from scraps or charm squares. Konda has included quick piecing methods and very easy to follow diagrams to go along with the written instructions. There’s even a new-to-me way of making HSTs that I’ll be sharing, with permission of course, in this week’s Beginner’s Quilt-Along post. Here’s a sample page:
While the instructions are in grey scale, there are two colours ways of each quilt shown. Let’s see the mini quilts!
I plan to make to make Nine Patch Magic first as I fell in love with this design as soon as I saw it. My second favourite is Criss Cross Applesauce.
Personally, I love making mini quilts and have hosted several swaps featuring them. Mini quilts are a great opportunity to try out a new technique or colour combination without investing a lot of time and money in making a full-sized quilt. I have at least a dozen in my collection made from quilting friends all over the world. In my bedroom, out of the sunshine, I have planned a mini quilt wall, similar to this one on Flickr.
In addition to the blog tour, Konda will be hosting a quilt-along based on the book. It will run from September 11 through April 2, 2013. We’ll be making four quilt tops every two weeks and then taking a couple weeks in between each cycle to finish each quilt. Come April, you’ll have 12 mini quilts. Konda will even have prizes along the way! My special day will be in November. You’ll need to purchase the Simply Charming Minis book in order to participate in this quilt-along.
This is the last day of the blog tour; however, you can still WIN a copy of the book from some of the earlier participants. I’m giving away a copy too!
- Lissa Alexander http://modalissa.blogspot.com
- Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com
- Nannette Merrill http://fredashive.blogspot.com
- Pam Lincoln http://www.mamaspark.blogspot.com
- Brooke Johnsen http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com
- Sherri McConnell http://www.aquiltinglife.com
- April Mazzoleni http://april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com
- Vickie Eapen http://www.spunsugarquilt.com
- Konda Luckau http://moosequilts.blogspot.com
To enter my give-away leave a comment below answering the following: Of the mini quilts featured in the photos above, which one would YOU make first?
One winner will be randomly chosen next Tuesday, August 7, 2012. You can also purchase Simply Charming Minis here. If you do purchase the book and then happen to win my give-away, no worries, your order will be refunded.