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.

quilt wall



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!

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.

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124 thoughts on “Simply Charming Minis Blog Tour

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I think I would make Mosaic first!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

    They are all beautiful, but I think I would have to tri Death by Triangles first or Lilies and Lace.

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

    This looks like fun. Would be nice to have so many complete projects!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I would make criss cross applesauce first. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’m thinking flying around in circles because I love flying geese. But, I also like Mosaic. So, it’s a tough choice! Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I love the simplicity of mosaic. I would probably try that one first.

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Fire and Rain

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I think the Baby Birds is lovely, would like to try that first. Thanks for the chance!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

    lillies and lace first but I want to make all of them!!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Oh! It would definitely be “Mini Flower Garden”!! How sweet it is!!! Thanks for the ‘chance’ to win!! ~~karen~~

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I’d start with ‘mini flower garden’ but there are so many I’d love to make!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Since I love triangles…I would make “Death by Triangles”!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I’d make Flying Around in Circles. I’m a sucker for anything with flying geese in it.

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    flying around in circles!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I love THE Fire and rain. That’s the one I woud make first. I am sure!

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I would make Criss Cross Applesauce first, but it was a difficult choice!

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Baby Birds. Not only are the blocks darling, there is plenty of room to do some fine machine quilting.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Now you’ve really done it. With all of those pictures, I want to make all of them. I can see them on my bedroom wall or even sharing for Christmas presents. Now, I just have to win a copy of this book. As a follower of yours, I have seen a lot of creative designers and their blogs as well as designs. Man, I just have to win OR I will jujst have to buy that Simply Charming Minis Book. Thank you for sharing and giving us all a reason to quilt.

    Sandi T.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Nine patch magic. That would be the first, but would love to do all of them.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Death by Triangles. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I would make the mini baskets. I love basket quilts

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I like Night Rain, thanks for the giveaway.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Criss cross applesauce would be first for me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Fire and Rain. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I think I would probably make Flying around in Circles first… that is what I seem to be doing these days so the name fits my mood! LOL

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  • July 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Flying Around in Circles! The geese are so cheery and fun. Thanks for the chance, I’m looking forward to making lots of minis in the coming months.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I would make “Nine Patch Magic” first and then “Death By Triangles”. Or maybe the other way around. Love all the patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Flying Around in Circles would be my 1st.
    Like Joann I’m going round and round :-)

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I would probably make Bitty Bits or Baby Birds first. Adorable. I’d love to win this book. Thanks.

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I love those mini baskets. I also love the name Criss Cross Applesauce. That is so cute. I sure hope I win this from one of you.

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    It’s so hard to decide. I might make Mosaic first, or maybe Fire and Rain.

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Baby Birds is my favorite!

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I love them all but I would probably make the Mini flower garden first. thanks for a chance.

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    A beautiful book, wow!
    I think I would make the Death by Triangles first.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I think I would make Flying Around in Circles- I especially like the one with the charcoal background. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • July 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I would make the LOVE mini. It caught my eye right away as I looked through the quilts and it would be a great gift to give.

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    1st? Criss Cross Applesauce, followed by Nine Patch Magic. Love them both and will make them in 1800s fabrics, or maybe 30s!

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    1st would be….Flying around in Circles, 2nd….Nine Patch Magic. Konda’s book is a winner. Thanks for the chance…Happy Stitching Michele!!

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Since I’m always working symmetrically, I would love to try out the “In Love With Mini’s”. I’m sure my dolls and bears would love to sleep under it!

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    It’s hard to pick just one but, I’m thinkin’ Lilies and Lace would be 1st, followed by Fire and Rain

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I would like to try death by triangles! lol thanks!

  • July 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    They are all so cute but would make Min Flower Garden first.

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Mini flower garden – I love that one!

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Criss Cross Applesauce would be the first one I’d make. I love Konda’s books – thanks for the chance to win.

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Flying around in circles would be my first choice. :)

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I really like the Flying Around in Circles but am not sure I’m ready for that one yet. I do like a number of them, but think I might try Fire and Rain first.

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I would make either the mini baskets or criss cross applesauce.

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    though decision, but I would make “Fire and Rain”.

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