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 2:51 pm

    I would like to try “Flying around in Circles”. I would love to participate in Konda’s quilt along, so I am trying very hard to win a copy of her book. I love all these mini quilts.

  • July 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I’d start with the mini flower garden. The blocks are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • July 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Flying Around in Circles would be the first one I would make. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • July 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I would like to try the baskets first. I have never made baskets. They would look reall pretty in my kitchen.

  • July 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I would make Flying Around in Circles first. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I would make one of the Bonus Nine patch quilts. I like all the patterns so it was very hard to choose just one. It looks like all of them would be fun to make.

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    criss-cross applesauce would be the first little quilt i’d make! i have just the perfect pieces to use! thanx for the chance to win a copy of this cut book of minis.

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I think I would make Lilies and lace first.
    Thanks fo the chance to win!

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    The first quilt I would like to make is the mini flower garden. But they are all gorgeous quilts.

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I’d be making the Mini Flower Garden first. I love it!

  • July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I would definitely make Crisscross Applesauce! When we first adopted our youngest boy, I would do Crisscross Applesauce on his back every night before tucking him in for the night! I would use boyish fabric and put it on his bedroom wall. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book! :-)

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Baby Birds
    So many variations and lovely minis to make! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Konda’s new book.

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I would love to make Criss Cross Applesauce first and have just the fabric for it but Baby Birds would be the second! Love the book and all the possibilities!

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’m thinking Lilacs and Lace would be my first but a quick second would be Crisscross Applesauce! Love those!

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I’m in love with the Mini flower garden from M. Hansen, and would really like to make this. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • July 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This is a really hard question because they all appeal! Today my favourite to make is mini Flower Garden :)

  • July 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I would make Fire and Rain first.

  • July 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I would make bitty bits first! All the minis are so cute!

  • July 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Lillies and lace draws me in. However, each is beautiful and exciting. Fun book for sure! I love job completion minis help me finish quicker!

  • July 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I love the Criss Cross Applesauce one- give me a good opportunity to use all my fabric scraps

  • July 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Flying Around in Circles is the first one I’d try — I love doing those little geese blocks! Thanks for the chance to win this book, it looks like a great one. :)

  • July 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    if i were making a block it would be morse code to honor my husband and 2 children who all serve or have served in the military. i am so proud of all of them

  • July 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I love the looks of Criss Cross Applesause in the scrappy CW repros so that would be the one I would start with. Thanks for the chance to wind this great book. I would love to add it to my budding collection.


  • July 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Flying Around in Circles has my uncle’s name on it!

  • July 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I like all of the quilts, but i’d love to make ” Lilies and Lace”. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Konda’s book

  • July 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love them all, but I’d probably start with Criss Cross Applesauce. Fun!

  • July 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I like the “flying around in circles.”

  • July 31, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I would make Lilacs and Lace. Fire and Rain is my second choice. They are all pretty great though!

  • July 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to make Mini Flower Garden out of the new Marmalade line! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • July 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Morse Code, I’m actually related to Samuel F. Morse, but I would like it to spell something different, right now it spells “NAKAN”

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I really liked ‘Fire And Rain’ at first glance.. but second would be Baby Birds or Morse Code…

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Baby Birds! That one caught my eye right away. Love the minis!!!

  • July 31, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The first one would totally be “Flying Around In Circles” !

  • July 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I like mosaic and criss cross applesauce. Minis are great fun and I can actually get them done.

  • August 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I love this book! First quilt I would make is Mini Flower Garden.

  • August 1, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Lilies and Lace.

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  • August 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Since I have a “thing” for nine patch, I would first make the Bonus Nine Patch and then I would make most definitely, the Nine Patch Magic! Love them!

  • August 1, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Aren’t those little quilts so sweet! “Mini Baskets” is definitely my favourite – I love basket designs.

  • August 1, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I’d start with Baby Birds; just love all the quilts. I’d like to have a wall of mini’s. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • August 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

    The first on my list would be Bitty Bits. So cute! I love mini quilts, so fast, and have made many mini quilts!

  • August 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I would have to make Fire and Rain. I love how it looks in both colorways, so I would feel pretty good about experimenting with color.

  • August 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I would start with Death by Triangles. I like working with triangles and the large spaces leave plenty of room for quilting designs!

  • August 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I would make Fire & Rain. I have only made a few but it’s so rewarding to finish one in a short time. Hope to do the quilt-Along. Have plenty of scraps.

  • August 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I would first make Flying Around in Circles! I love flying geese.

  • August 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I would take the first one and make it and then go to the next one until I had them all made. I love Mini’s.

  • August 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I Think I would make the in Love with minis to start with. I’m loving this whole mini’s Idea!!!

  • August 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I`d star with Flying around in circles,I love the color way.I just love all them,

  • August 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Rain and Fire-looks like a great quilt for my fall color collection of fabrics!

  • August 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. No
    capital on my email.

  • August 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I like Fire and Rain. I like the idea that it’s sort of a scrap quilt, and the 1/2 square triangle units can be used in so many ways. Thanks for the giveaway!

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