Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's a Mini Blog Tour



Welcome to my stop on the It's a Mini Blog Tour!



Simply Charming Minis by Konda from Moose on the Porch Quilts is a delightful book with patterns for 16 mini quilts ranging in size from 13" to 21". Every quilt is charming...and every quilt is shown made in two different fabric collections. As I began reading the introduction I remembered that some of the first quilts I made were mini quilts. Mini quilts are terrific for that small space on a wall or on a table top. They make great gifts and are quick to piece. Most of the mini-quilts I've made I hand-quilted--giving me a great opportunity to practice my stitching on an "easier to finish" size project!



"Baby Birds" is one of my favorite quilts...it's one of the smaller quilts in the book and could easily be made into a pillow!

If you'd like to win a copy of Simply Charming Minis, just leave a comment on this post, and I'll draw a winner when the blog tour is over.



Konda is also having a quilt along from Sep 11 - Apr 2.  During the quilt along participants will be able to join in to make 12 quilts from the book.  Keep your eyes open for more information on this! 
Don't forget to stop by the remaining stops on the blog tour (you have a chance to win a copy of the book at each blog)!

Sun, July 29 April Mazzoleni
Mon, July 30 Vickie Eapen
Tues, July 31 Konda Luckau and Michele Foster

Thanks so much for stopping by...


192 comments:

Christine said...

Looks like a lovely book ... thanks for the chance to win.

Anne said...

I love doing mini quilts. Thanks for the change to win this book. :o)

Anne D said...

I love minis and I love charm packs so this is the perfect book. Thanks for the chance to win

AmandaA said...

I could certainly use some hand quilting practice, and those quilts look perfect for the job.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love making minis to try out new techniques and charm packs are the perfect accessory! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I have yet to make my first mini!! Seem to tackle big quilts all the time.

Sheila said...

I have been following Konda's Mini blog tour, I am falling for this book, I can see i will need to acquire a copy by hook or by crook

lia said...

I am falling for the book and would like to win it. Greetings Lia van den Brand

Anita said...

Love the little minis! Thanks for a chance to win the book :)

Harrysmum said...

I love making mini quilts - it gives me the chance to soothe that "block itch" (you know where you "have to try that block") without the commitment or boredom of making a whole quilt!
Thanks for a chance to win this fun book!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Minis are great projects for trying a block, pattern, stitch and technique. And fun to add your own personal 'spin' on a project. This is a great book and would love to win one.

Rosa said...

I love mini quilts and charm packs.Thanks for the chance to win!!

Sherry said...

I love hand quilting but during camping season it is hard working on large items. I would love to work on some new patterns of small quilts.

Sowing Stitches said...

I have yet to make a mini quilt...I get too wrapped up in the design and fabric and try as I might...the quilt keeps growing...one day, one day I shall master a mini quilt! :D

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jeanie said...

I love small quilts and wall hangings. I've run out of wall space and there is always a spot for something small. Thanks so much!

Susan said...

OOOH yes, I'd love to win that book. Minis seem to be my speed right now as I'm having trouble getting larger quilts to the finish line!

Cindy said...

Looks like a fun book! I also did lots of minis when I started quilting.

Lisa Marie said...

That Baby Birds pattern would be a gorgeous pillow. Thanks for sharing that great idea and for the chance to win.

Anne said...

I will purchase this book. It will satisfy my need to quilt despite having precious free time. The patterns look fun. Thanks for the advance notice for the

Chris said...

Looks interesting, does "mini" mean quick? :) I always need a quickie for a gift, or just some quick satisfaction.

Helen said...

I would SO love to have this book! It's so nice of you to give us a chance to win this darling book that's so chock full of inspirations!

Thanks!

Diane said...

I've been thinking about making minis for a while ... would love to win this book! :) Thanks for the chance.

Karen M said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book. Looks like such fun.

Margaret said...

This looks like a delightful book.

Silverthimble said...

This looks like a fabulous book!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've got to chime in for this one! Thanks Sherri for the chance!
This weekend I will be posting a book giveaway for Cheryl Wall's latest book too!

Annabanana said...

Every post on this book makes it look more and more fun ! Thanks for the giveaway !

Mary W Quilts said...

Looks like a great book. Love the idea of quick finishes with mini quilts. If I don't win, I may have to buy it. Mary

Johanna said...

Oh my goodness! I need this book!

Mommarock said...

Oh they sound wonderful. I'm thinking about some places around the house now that need mini quilts!

Jackie said...

I'd love a chance to win! I love minis - though I always think they'll be quick and that's often not true!

Nicole @ Patchwork Duck Designs said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Love the mini quilt photos!

Marla Nelson said...

I would love to do this quile along but will have to see how busy with work I am in Sept. Also I am taking my mother on abus trip in Sept to the Amish country. Will look into it in a few weeks. Thanks for the give away.

Quilt n Queen said...

I love 'Baby Birds' too...it's my favorite so far. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop...looking forward to the QAL in September. Konda's book is definitely a winner...I'm hoping to be a winner too, fingers and toes are crossed. Thanks for the chance. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wendy said...

Great looking book and lovely little quilt. just the name makes me want to make it...Baby Birds...how cute!

Wendy said...

Great looking book and lovely little quilt. just the name makes me want to make it...Baby Birds...how cute!

Sandra said...

Thank you for being a part of the Simply Charming Minis Book Tour and giving us all a chance to win such a wonderful book. There are so many choices and ideas. What cute presents to make and give away or to just keep for yourself. I would be honored to win such a book.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Wendy said...

Sherri ... I too love the Baby Birds ... its sweet. I really like the minis by Moose and thank you so much for this chance to win a copy!

Joan said...

I love that quilt, Sherri! Thanks for the chance to win the book!Joan

Gill said...

This looks such a great book!
I would love to win a copy!

Joyce Carter said...

Would love to win this book! Thanks, Sherri, For the chance.

Colleen said...

This is a fun tour. Thanks for the giveaway.

jmniffer said...

Love the idea of some smaller, easier to finish projects. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Laurel said...

Love small quilts. Looks like a great book.

paulette said...

Love minis...they are sew do-able and don't get left in the dust...if you know what I mean!! :o) Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!
Paulette

Carol said...

This looks like a great book, it would be awesome to win a copy. I love mini quilts, they are fun to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anita in Florida said...

Thanks for the chance!!

Laurie in Maine said...

I keep watching for a full size picture of that little triangle of yellow quilt...must play catch up and see if I missed it already! Thanks for the chance at the book :)

justme said...

This book looks great ...thanks for the chance to win.

Ramona said...

Minis - what a great way for me to use up some of my stash! Thank you for always posting such beautiful pieces and great ideas.

Karen said...

Minis are so much fun and give you a feeling of finishing something in between all the other UFOs.

Missy Shay said...

What a fun book, I would love a chance to win! Thank you!!

Lori said...

This seems like a fantastic book to have.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a great book of minis. The birds would be fun to make.

Darlene said...

This book looks like a must have. I've been making minis this year so I would enjoy it very much.

Thanks for the opportunity, Sherri.

Shelley said...

I love making minis - they're so rewarding. This looks like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anna said...

I have one of Konda Luckau books (Big Block Quilts.) Love it! Simple but full of impact quilts. If I'm not lucky enough (again : ) to win a copy, this book is definitely going on my Christmas list.

Erin and Daniel Palmer said...

love blog tours, thanks! eatkin85@yahoo.com

foodmathquilts said...

I like the idea of hand quilting a mini .... but they'd be a great way to try out a new machine quilting pattern too! (I have only one quilt on my walls - it is small, from a kit, and the first project that I had the nerve to try free motion quilting with)

Thanks for the book draw and review,
Sarah

Sallie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Judy1522 said...

The mini quilts are so cute it would be great to win this book.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love making minis and would love to own this book. Thanks so much for the chance!

quiltma said...

PICK ME, PICK ME PLEASE

Sinta Renee said...

That book is her best so far! I love these little quilts... each one of them!

Lynne Tilley said...

This looks like just a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway chance.
tilleybl@aol.com

kshackabq said...

Mini quilts are such fun to make. This looks like a terrific book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

I'd love to win a copy!

Betty Lou said...

Looks like a wonderful book, will put it on my list. I love mini quilts

Linda said...

Looks like a simply delightful, must have books. Love checking in with you.

Sheila said...

Would love to have this book. I love mini quilts!

isa13 said...

It seems to be a wonderful book. Maybe I could try minis with it. Thanks for the chance to win.
Happy quilting. Hugs from France

Gayle said...

I've been making small quilts left and right lately - would love to try some of the cute designs in this great new book!

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Mini me! Mini me! Thnx for the chance to win,

Kim G said...

I think mini quilts would be the way to practice my quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love to make mini's! I think all of them that I've seen are my favorite. LOL Thanks for the chance!

Almaelou said...

I'm participating in a Christmas charm swap, I think I know what I'm going to do with all those charms!

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for the giveaway and I think I have a charm pack that could be used for one of these little beauties.

Kelly O. said...

We are moving this week to a home where I will finally have my own personal sewing room! yay!!!
This book would be a good start towards decorating the walls with minis :0)

quilt happy said...

love any kind of quilt book thanks for the giveaway

NancyL said...

I like mini quilts-easier to get done when time is limited, and still feel great because I finished a quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Oooh, I like the Baby Birds mini quilt pattern, too.

Marcia W. said...

I like Baby Birds too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Konda's new book. A wall of minis would be wonderful!

JoyceLM said...

Love Konda's books. Thanks for the chance to win.

ritainalaska said...

a charming book! having this book would really encourage me to try my hand at making minis! thanx for the chance to win a copy

Diane H said...

What a fun book as minis are all I seem to get to these days! Thanks for a chance.

Linda said...

I'm really itching to get my hands on this book! Keeping my fingers crossed.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for another fun giveaway! I'm looking forward to the quilt-along.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for another fun giveaway! I'm looking forward to the quilt-along.

scottylover said...

I've never made a mini quilt, so the quilt along sounds like fun! Thanks for the heads up! (and the chance to win the book) :)

Sandy A

Melody - Simple Life in Georgia said...

I love mini quilts. They are so fun and quick, a great way to try a new block.!! They brighten even the smallest out of the way areas of a room.

Haley said...

Such a nifty book! And, I'm loving the blog tour; it's introduced me to several new blogs.

Sewgirl said...

Konda's book looks terrific. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Carrie P. said...

a quilt along would be fun. Maybe I will be a winner of the book. thanks for a chance.

Terri in BC said...

A quilt-along sounds like fun! 'm going to keep my eyes open for this book.

Monica said...

What a cute little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joyce said...

I too love doing mini quilts. I haven't hand quilted yet...something to add to my list! Would love to win!

The Woolen Cellar said...

I also love to make little quilts so this would be a perfect book for my collection.

Diann said...

Nice book. Any of the minis could work as a pillow I would think. It's a nice way to use them.

streetbirds said...

I've never made a mini quilt, but I hear it is never too late to start!

Amanda Echler said...

Thanks for the chance Sherri! Love your blog :)

Tricia said...

This looks likes a cute book. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I love to make mini quilts! Thanks for a chance to win.

Laura said...

This looks like such a great book! I need to make more minis!

carol l said...

Like the idea of doing little quilts.
Carol L

Kate said...

I've never made a mini, but they look really cute.

Homemaker Honey said...

Such a great book for using up my scraps - making minis!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

BeachQuilter said...

I'm just getting into minis, I'd love to have this book!

Kristy said...

I think it is time for me to make a mini and feel like a job done. This book looks awesome! Kristy soardkg@fuse.net

Sandy said...

Minis are definitely a good practice tool for hand quilting. Looks like a fun book.

shauna said...

I really love piecing mini quilts, and charm packs are perfect for them. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

It would be extra special to win but even just one pattern to "try" out a mini would be fun. I have never made one and I'm not sure how to get started. If I don't win I will buy the book. Thank you.

Dru said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Dru said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Ruth B said...

What's not to love about charming quilts! Looks like a super cute book!

Scrapatches said...

Baby Birds is my favorite pattern from the book of those that I have seen so far. Hope I get lucky and win a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Jane S. said...

Mini quilts are about the only size I make...I don't lose interest before I get the thing done and I get to do all the different steps more quickly! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

SewLindaAnn said...

Cute pattern you picked out of the book. Bet there's a few more where that came from:)

Betty said...

I just recently got interested in mini quilts. My first was made from the little triangles left over from piecing a bigger quilt. This book would be great inspiration!

linny said...

I would love to win this book. I really enjoy doing minis. Thanks for the chance. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Gloria Galiana said...

Love minis...instant gratification. Also great way to use up your scraps.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada,os mini são rápidos e lindos.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Kay said...

Minis are such a great way to get to use new lines of fabric without a lot of expense or time.. Thanks for the chance to win.

VickiT said...

I really like that Baby Birds quilt you have shown too. I'd love to win the book as I've never attempted any mini quilts. I think it would be fun to try.

Beth said...

I have never made a mini- but it looks like fun!

T said...

How fun, I just purchased a 3 pack of minis and can't wait to start something cute with them!

Ginny Worden said...

The title of the quilt tugged at my heart strings, I might just have to make it.

Jo said...

Love minis! One of the first books i bought was Little Quilts. The school house pattern I made from it hangs on my wall since then.

carol said...

Love mini quilts.

Marlee -N- TJ Preston said...

I just started quilting and I'm loving it !!!!

Delcia R. said...

Lovely book and because they're small, maybe even I could get one done by hand sooner than a larger quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen L said...

I like the fact that the book has each quilt in two different fabric ways. It looks like fun!!

webmailaddress2 said...

Looking forward to the QAL. Thanks for the giveaway!

Betteem said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book.
I also like the little bird design.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Betteem said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book.
I also like the little bird design.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol in E TN said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristy said...

This book looks like so much fun! It would be fun to make mini quilts. I have not done that yet. Thanks for the giveaway! K-

Aletta said...

What a great book! I would love to use some of the patterns for the Little Quilt- Sew, Vote, Swap-Group on Flickr. Thanks for a chance to win!

Sharon said...

Love the book. Thanks for the give away.

Tracy said...

I love minis! Just the right amount of piecing and quilting before getting bored.

Mimi said...

The book looks very sweet... I love wee little things, especially quilts!

Ullhärvan said...

I really like that "Baby Birds" qiult too!

Sherry said...

I love minis. Since I'm a beginner, they make it easier to quilt and give me good practice at proper piecing. Would LOVE to win this book.
Thanks.

Michele said...

There are so many great ideas that I am seeing on this hop. I'm hoping that one copy of that book ends up coming my way.

johan en henny said...

Hi Sherri! I love your blog and like to enter your give-away! bye Henny

Sherry said...

I have not done mini quilts but they look like a lot of fun and I would love to give them a try.

Terri said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura G said...

Thank you for the contest The book looks great. I need to do some mini quilts.

Laura G said...

Thank you for the contest The book looks great. I need to do some mini quilts.

Kathryn said...

Great topic for all the charm packs I have.

I am Just One Mom said...

ohhh, I need to get reacquainted with some mini quilt action! Just in time to create Christmas presents.

Dj said...

Thanks for the chance. I love minis!

Mie said...

I havent tried making a mini quilt yet but would love the inspiration to do something manageable.

Izzy said...

I love, love, love minis! Thank you for the chance to win this book!

Lisa said...

Hi, no I have not made many mini's but I would love to win this book so I could start! Thanks for the chance!

becky said...

minis are a great way to start and alway fun to go back to Thank-you for the chance the "mini" book. Becky

Pat said...

I would just love to win this book!
Thanks for the chance!

Meredith said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance!

thepiececorps said...

Can't wait to meet this book up close and personal. Thanks for the chance!

Tricia said...

Ohhhh the picture that shows the baby birds sure looks interesting. I hope that I might get lucky enough to win this wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sincerely,
Tricia

Judy C said...

Would love tha chance to win this book. Thanks

Cecilia said...

This looks like a great book.bthanks for the chane to win a copy.

Newbie Jen said...

Those baby birds are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ella said...

I am totally Loving this book, well what i have seen of it such great Ideas!!!

Lynn Wakeham said...

mini quilt making is my favourite, the extra challenge of small piecing is so rewarding....I promise to use the book if I win :-)
patchworksmiley@hotmail.com

Eileen said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looking forward to the quilt-a-long.

Cindy said...

Looks like a great book! I love mini quilts and charm packs so this would be perfect! Thanks!:)

Winona Thompson said...

This book looks awesome. I would love to win a copy of it.

KMSC said...

Konda writes great quilting books. Thanks for the chance to win her new one.

Sandra said...

I'm looking forward to doing a mini-quilt with the new little black dress range from Basicgrey.

Craig and Liz said...

This book will be a great resource for making mini quilts for the Utah Quilt Guild quilt festival in Sept.

Jennie said...

I really need to clear out some scraps, count me in! thanks for the chance to win!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

So many cute mini quilts in this book. I'd love to have one. Greetings from Norway. tubakk@online.no

Deb said...

Looks like a good book and great quilt along. I'd love to be entered.

Lindsay said...

I love that this book shows the quilts in two different fabric collections, I think that's such a good idea.

Shannon said...

I love mini-quilts. How fun! I think the quilt along would be fun!! Thank you!

Sharon said...

Love mini quilts. Thanks for the chance to win this book

LeAnne said...

I love to sprinkle mini quilts around the house. Just a fun pop of color.

kms said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book, it looks like it is full of great mini-quilts.

Paule-Marie said...

Minis are fantastic. They challenge your skill as a quiltmaker. thank you for the opportunity to win the book

Sally said...

Love minis, thanks for opportunity for a copy of the book!

Kristen said...

I've just started making mini quilts and I think I'm addicted. :)

Sherryl said...

I can't wait to see this book - I love minis - and of course, I hope I win... but even if I don't... oy, I probably gonna have to join in on the quilt along. I'm addicted too!
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Kimberly Cassie said...

Looks like a great book. I can't wait to see it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Louise said...

Minis are a great way to get started in quilting and perfect for charm packs! Would love to win this book!

Susan said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for offering!

MoeWest said...

I would like to make some more minis to practice my quilting.

Lee Ann L. said...

I love mini quilts! Thank you for a chance to win one of these books. :-)

rachelle pare said...

this is an amazing book with a wonderful array of patterns to try ones skills on. i would truly love the opportunity. thank you for sharing .

Gwen said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful book! I LOVE mini quilts and think this book would be a great addition to my library! :-)

Valarie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE minis! Can't wait to make one of these!

BeachQuilter said...

I'm new to minis, I'd love to win this book!

creativeinstincts said...

I hope to win the book and make a mini to go up on my design board :)

Leena