Monday, August 3, 2015

Mini Quilts Parade: Sweetness

Happy Monday! Because it's the first Monday of the month it's Minis and More parade day! Michele and I both have  parades featuring mini quilts made from the Little Miss Shabby pattern "Sweetness."




 Michele's amazing version of this month's quilt--read about it here

If you are new here, I'll just give a little explanation of our parade days: we choose a pattern, announce it a month or two in advance, and have a parade on the first of the following month featuring the quilt photos that were sent in. Anyone can join in whether you have a blog or not. If your first name begins with A-K, send your photo to me, and if your name begins with L-Z send your photo to Michele...and now...on with the parade!



 Corey's pattern has three different options, and I have all three options on my parade! We'll use this pattern again sometime, so you'll be able to make another one of the options then!



First up is this version by Karen in Ohio. I love her version using Collections for a Cause fabric! It's perfect for fall!


Helen also made this month's project and plans to use her mini quilt for a table topper...I love her combination of fabrics as well!


Jodi made a beautiful pillow...I love the straight line quilting, her choice of fabric (Somerset with a linen background), and her Summer Star Mini pillow peeking out from behind!



Karen made the same version as Jodi...but used batiks in blues and greens!



Carol sent in this delightful version made with Denyse Schmidt fabrics from her stash!



And Cathy sent in her photo of her delightful Gingersnap mini...pieced with Fig Tree Tapestry fabrics and quilted and on a beautiful stand!

These mini quilts are perfect for wall decor or table toppers or pillows...

Next months pattern is going to be a Christmas in August project...a mini Christmas tree wall hanging...Mini Juniper by Fig Tree and Company (you can also find the pattern from Fat Quarter Shop). I'm excited to get this one finished up...maybe I'll even share some sneak peeks throughout the month!

Finally...a word about prizes! We would love the focus of these parades to be all about the patterns and the fabrics...but prizes are fun, too, right? So we've decided to do a quarterly prize giveaway, and everyone who entered during the quarter will be eligible. So after next month's parade we'll have some giveaways!

Don't forget to stop over at Michele's blog (Island Life Quilts) to see the rest of this months quilts!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


14 comments:

Hildy said...

Thanks for hosting another great parade, Sherri:-) Love everyone's minis:-)

Cuqui said...

M'encanta el teu blog i el teu estil personal. Una abraçada.

desertskyquilts said...

Cute, cute, cute! I need to figure out how it works so I can let people know on my site, QuiltBOM. This qualifies, along with other quiltalongs.

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun parade

Rosemary B❤️ said...

all of these are lovely
WOW great pattern

Judy said...

I love the idea as a pillow or table topper. I haven't made min quilts thinking I wouldn't use them but wow, thank you for the ideas!!

Sinta Renee said...

Fun parade of quilts! I love the pillows that were made and also the vintage looking fabrics combined with this pattern. These mini's are too cute!

Karen said...

There are really lovely projects here. Thanks to those who shared their work.

Needled Mom said...

I loved seeing the different choices of patterns AND fabrics. Great little minis this month.

Béa said...

At first I thinked you forgot my photo but I find it at Michele's blog...Do I make a mistake in sending to you ?
Beautiful parade as always.

Karee said...

These darling minis just confirm to me I need to get onboard!! Love the Sweetness 3-in-1 mini pattern set. What am I waiting for? Snip Snap, I am on it. Thank you for the monthly inspiration.

Karen Dobbs said...

I really love the fabrics in Helen's table topper and would appreciate finding out what fabric line she used.

Thanks much for your wonderful designs and for the mini parade!

Michele said...

I love them all! It makes me want to get out more mini charms and work on more small quilts :-)

cozy kitten quilts said...

I want to be sure I understand how this works. Do YOU pick a pattern and we do that pattern? Or do WE pick one? So is next months the Fig Tree pattern Mini Juniper? Do we all do that project? And when would it be due? Sorry. I just read about this and think it would be fun!! Thanks! Kay

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