Monday, July 30, 2012

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Winner announced
Yep today I am priveleged to give away ANOTHER copy of Simply Charming Minis.
You might remember that I gave one away in early June as a special treat from Konda.
I was so happy when she asked me to partake in this one too.

I thought this round I would show you my favorite 2 projects from the book.

Mini Baskets is the first.
I have been thinking I will do this one in Cuzco by Kate Spain.
I've already sorted the charms....
so there is a good chance I will sew it soon.

And my second is Mini Flower Garden.
I haven't picked fabric for this one....
I think is may come out of scrap fabric.
I have some strip and squares of Gypsy Girl left so we'll see.

Stop by the other blog tour participants for a chance to win a book from them:
Tues, July 24 Lissa Alexander http://modalissa.blogspot.com/
                                Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Wed, July 25 Nannette Merrill http://fredashive.blogspot.com/
Thurs, July 26 Pam Lincoln http://www.mamaspark.blogspot.com/
Fri, July 27 Brooke Johnsen http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com/
Sat, July 28 Sherri McConnell http://www.aquiltinglife.com/
Sun, July 29 April Mazzoleni http://april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com/
Mon, July 30 Vickie Eapen http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/
Tues, July 31 Konda Luckau http://moosequilts.blogspot.com/
        Michele Foster http://quiltinggallery.com/

Now for this giveaway.
Leave a comment about what color way of fabric, or range you would use for a mini...
I will randomly select a winner on Friday August 3rd.

138 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think I would use red and white prints for a mini!

SewCalGal said...

I'm thinking greens & blues would be fun to work with for a mini.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Newbie Jen said...

I tend to be drawn to cool colors all the time, but for minis I like bold warm colors like red, yellow, even orange.

~Laurie~ said...

I think I would use Vintage from Camille and her Mom for a mini - it would be bright and cheery!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I actually think I'd like to use Civil War fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway :-) This book looks so awesome!

paulette said...

I'm with Happy Cottage Quilter...a Civil War mini quilt is on my TO DO LIST!! I would love to make the flower quilt in scrappy colours...so sweet!
Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

Kathy MacKie said...

Anything from Fig Tree! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kim said...

I think Sweetwater's Lucy's Crab Shack would be great for a mini quilt. I love their colorings.

Tessa said...

I have some Lucy's Crab Shack that would look cute in a mini ;)

Gill said...

Ruby remains one of my favourite lines and I think it would look great in a mini quilt!

Erin Marie said...

I am crushing on pink and brown at the moment.

Simone de Klerk said...

I think I would go with a Paris theme. Have quite some in my stash. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

hueisei said...

I will use white, red and aqua. :)

Sowing Stitches said...

For a mini I would like to experiment with oranges, yellows and pinks.....I tend to use more blues, greens and purples...Minis would give me the opportunity to play with other color options. :D

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Harrysmum said...

I'd be tempted to try out some low volume fabrics - you know the lovely ones that won't fall into lights or darks, but you'll get the effect without stepping back a mile like you would with a larger quilt!

Diann said...

I'm feeling daring at the moment, so I might use orange, purple and lime green for a mini.

Wendy said...

I think I'd give it a go in solids - probably blue, grey and yellow

Jamie Lee said...

I like the the mini garden with Apple of My Eye. Thanks!

Anita in Florida said...

I think I would like to make a mini in oranges and limes...really 'tangy' looking!

Anna said...

I'm searching for the perfect pattern for my Verna charm pack. Just when I think I have found it, I have doubts. When, oh when, will I find the courage to use my Verna?

Sallie said...

I would use red and white. Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan said...

How is it that I have not heard of this book before now? I love mini quilts, so this would be perfect for me! Lately I have been working with Civil War fabrics and I see several patterns that would work well with those fabrics, but I think it would be fun to work with some bright colors with the mini flower garden too!

Kasey said...

I always use brights, so maybe I should stretch myself and use Civil War prints to get out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the chance to win- I'm working on small quilts these days in an effort to decorate our house a little more (my husband is tired of bare walls!).

Mimi said...

I have some Good Fortune - Kate Spain and I would use that for a mini!!! Thanks for the chance!

cherylj said...

I would use my Summersville layer cake

Mommarock said...

I want to do them in burgundy and off-white so that they can hang on my bare walls in my living room. I could add in a little bit of light brown as well as I have coffee colored floors.

Cindy said...

I am addicted to Lucy's Crab Shack at the moment so would go with that but I also think the Civil Way fabrics would be beautiful to use. Thanks!

Dj said...

I'm loving orange and blue right now.

Annabanana said...

I'd like to try a mini in all solid colors.I'm not brave enough to try a large solids quilt yet, but a mini would be perfect !

Izzy said...

I think I would make a mini for my bedroom in the country and go with soft lavenders and greens. Thnak you so much for the chance to win this book! I so, so, so want to win it! :-)

Andra Gayle said...

I love to make minis out of reproduction prints-usually civil war era. Thanks for the chance to get a copy of this great book!

Jodi said...

I have some wonderful Heather Ross that would be great!

Winona Thompson said...

I like earth colors, so mine would probably by more fall like.

Dru said...

I like bright, cheery fabrics so I would start with those to make my first mini.

Kathryn said...

I love blue and green together.

Lesley said...

Love the miniquilts! Would probably use civil war blues and creams!

Linda said...

Such cute patterns! I have tons of charms to use on these...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Tricia said...

Hummm I think I would break out of my mode of Civil War Repros to try my mini hand at some 30's Repros since I really haven't tryed my hand at using them.

Thank You for the chance to win what looks like a "must have" book.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Pat said...

I would love to makea red & white one.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Needled Mom said...

I'd love to use greens. Those quilts look like fun little projects.

Colleen said...

Lovely book. Thanks. The quilts look fun.

Shelley said...

I have some California Girl from Fig Tree that I think would make a happy mini! Thanks for the giveaway.

Scrapatches said...

I love the mini flower quilt in aqua and red! I have never sewn a quilt in these colors ... yet... ;) Hoping I get lucky and win a book. Thank you for the chance. Good luck, everyone ... :) Pat

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

Perhaps batiks in blues, greens, and purples ... as a change of pace as usually select prints

Monica said...

I'd use Civil War style fabrics for anything that would be displayed in the main part of my house. And in my quilting room it would be something colorful and funky.

Carrie P. said...

such pretty quilts. love the flower one. I would probably use greens and browns for my first mini.

Meredith said...

I think I would use an aqua and white colorway. Looks like a great book.

Sherry said...

I would like to use some creams and aqua for a mini. I want to make one for my living room.

andri. said...

Pink n aqua:)
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary said...

I think I would use reds and creams. Thanks for a chance to win! Looks like a great book.

Sandra said...

The new little black dress range from BasicGrey/moda would be cute I think.

Rosa said...

Such wonderful quilts.Thinking in Christmas season I`d like Joy from Kate Spain.Thanks for the chance!!

VickiT said...

I think I'd try using some floral fabrics I recently purchased and matching solids to go with those.

Susan Jonsson said...

I would like to try a pink, grey, yellow and white mini quilt.

Susan

Lori said...

My kitchen is blue wiht yellow and white. I would use these colors to put on the wall in my kitchen
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Linda said...

HELLO! I'D CHOOSE A DELFT BLUE+CREAM-LOVE THOSE COLORS!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Craig and Liz said...

This time of year I love everything patriotic, red, white and blue. I made a darling red, white and blue quilt with tessellating stars that I love.

Sandra said...

You have made a great choice by choosing Cuzco by Kate Spain. She is one talented designer and any of her fabrics would work for me. Thank you for your participation in the Simply Charming Minis Book Blog. A lot of minis to choose from with different color choices.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I'd use my favorite right now which is dark grey, light grey and bone....

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Blue and Yellow, would be so pretty to make a block with!
Patti

Jennie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I really need to whittle down my scraps.

Deb said...

Brights - I've been in a funk lately using darker colors, need to liven it up a little!

Lisa Marie said...

I would like a mini in black and white with pops of jewel tone colors.

Joan and Kevin said...

I would make my quilt red and aqua!
Thanks for the giveaway!

JoyceLM said...

Blue and orange would be my first choice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Almaelou said...

Well I'm wanting to make minis to hang as art in my living room and I'm thinking the beautiful Neptune by Tula Pink colors, blue, green and coral. I have a few charm packs and have waiting for the perfect project, looks like this book might have one or two in it!

sweetbaby said...

I would like to use Vintage Modern in one of the little quilts. So fun! This size would make great gifts!! Thanks for the giveaway! RuthNParadise@aol.com

Anne D said...

I would love to do one of the minis in batiks.
Thanks for the chance to win a great book.

Stitching Auntie said...

I have a coffee batik charm pack heading my way that I would use in a mini. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anne said...

I need to make a house warming gift for son and daughter in law and they like blue and white. I think your choice of Cuzco would be pretty!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm so civil war and old look that some Jo Morton would be used. I love small quilts, instant gratification.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would use blues and purples.

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

I would certainly use red/aqua for a mini quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!
tubakk@online.no

Kristy said...

30's prints with white to tie it all together. K-

Deb said...

I've always wanted to go with red and white, and I think that would make a mini really pretty!

Beth said...

I think blue and green

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love those baskets! I use almost any color, but need to tackle those greens - a green and purple mini would be awesome.

Sandy said...

Would love to win this sweet book. Of course my colorway would be Bonnie and Camille fabric!

webmailaddress2 said...

I would use pinks and reds.

Sewgirl said...

I have a lot of blue in my house, so I tend to go that direction. Perhaps a blue and white, or if I am in the mood will go with a more seasonal colorway, depending on the season.

Lee Ann L. said...

Purples and Greens with a hint of gold?
Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Red, white, and blue for me~ I'm trying to get a few more patriotic things in our home. :-) Thanks for the chance!

Shannon said...

Right now I have a jelly roll of Marmalade from Bonnie and Camille, I would use charm packs of that. Love that fabric! Thank you for the give away!

scottylover said...

I have a lot of Thimbleberries scraps I would love to use in a mini! Then I would make one out of pinks.... :)

Sandy A

Texas JennyWren said...

Green is my favorite color. I would go from lights to darks. I think it would be beautiful

Jennifer Gail said...

Aqua and pink would be nice. thanks

RSHudson said...

I have some Reunion I think would be cute; thanks for chance (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Homemaker Honey said...

pink ombre is my idea for a mini colorway

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Just Carla said...

I am going to have my first grandbaby in November. I would choose lively vibarant colors including pinks and purples. The 1930 reproductions fabrics would work very well. for either the small baskets or the flower quilt. Thank you for offering the book. I love small quilts, and this would be charming (no pun intended, maybe :-) on my Grand daughters nursery wall. Thank you.
Carla

Judy1522 said...

Blues and purples would be my color choice for a mini quilt.

Jane S. said...

I'd use reproduction feedsack fabrics against a white background. It would look kind of like a modern Grandmother's Flower Garden!

Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

Carol in E TN said...

I am loving the pink/yellow/gray combination. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

Orange, yellow, red. I'm really into those colours right now.

Carla G said...

I would use bright colors... red & aqua! :)

Margaret said...

I love bright and cherry so I would use orange and lime green.

Joyce said...

Right now, anything with aqua...it seems to be my go to color. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jayme said...

Very fun! I'm really into orange at the moment. Don't really know why. Thanks!!

Paula said...

I have been chomping at the bit to do red and white. I would love the opportunity.

LeAnne said...

I'd do mine in blue and purple batiks with maybe a splash of pink or yellow.

Paule-Marie said...

I love using the Amish palette. But it depends on the mini quilt I am making.

Sherry said...

Cool! I really love that mini flower garden. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for the book giveaway.

Cliodana said...

mini... hum brown and aqua will make a great quilt don't you think? thank's for the chance to win !

Sally said...

I will make most of them with 1800s fabrics (scrappy) but some are calling for 1930s!!

Linda said...

I really like most colors. Right now I am quite fond of Ruby and Vintage Modern. Am also thinking of doing a quilt in blues and yellows. Enjoy your blog.

Abbigail said...

I like to use red/white/ and blues for mini quilts. It make the designs stand out so much!

Wendy said...

I would use a set of prints I won - lots of pinks, brown, blues. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I tend to use blues, greens, grey or white. I really loved this blog hop and keep hoping. Thank you.

Sherryl said...

Oh, don't you just love the way she shows you a couple of different color options for each fabulous mini?! I know I do! I think my next mini might have to use cheddar. Maybe a simple white and cheddar or prints in cheddar and pink...
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Kimberly Cassie said...

I'm not sure what color I would use at the moment. But I might consider, pink and white for the flower garden mini or Christmas fabrics for the zig, zag....so many choices. Thanks for the giveaway.

Barbara Woods said...

red and green thanks for the giveaway

becky said...

nice bright colors thank-you beckderry04@yahoo.com

Kathy H said...

I would use civil war fabrics to make one of those cute minis.

Sherry said...

I would use some of the French General jelly roll I have left from and earlier project. It is red and blue and tan.

Susan said...

I'd probably use civil war prints---haven't used those in a while. And then I'd use some 30s prints--always love those. Thanks for the chance to win.

MoeWest said...

I would use fall colours.

Heather said...

I would love to use some red and aqua prints for a mini in my sewing room!!!
h_freund@hotmail.com

mamabug said...

I intend on making a red and white in the near future. I guess now would be a good time for it :) Thank you for a chance.

Barb and Sharon said...

Wow, most of my left over fabric right now is oranges and browns.
Barb@Witsend

I am Just One Mom said...
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I am Just One Mom said...

This book of minis is meant to help me whittle my Christmas list down to size! Weeeeooo! But I would use only reds and whites.

rachelle pare said...

i think i would use earthtones, blues and yellows for the sun and sky and tans and greens for the ground and foliage. makes me thing of my surroundings and brings a pleasant warm feeling to my soul. thank you.

Anda W said...

I have yet to make a quilt with white, aqua and turquoise so that will be my colorway! awolk at rogers dot com

Gwen said...

I think that red, white, yellow and blue would be SO pretty in a mini quilt! Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book! :-)

Valarie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE minis! In my mini quilts, i am more drawn to muted jewel tones and warm cozy colors. Can't wait to make one of these!

michelle michael said...

i have been drawn to grays, teas and yellows lately... hope i win ;)

Angela said...

I think I would go for small scale in pale green and pink and with. I usually go for bright and bold colors. But a mini needs to be soft...thanks for the chance, hope to win.

tpott said...

I just bought a few Civil War charm square packs. I'd try a Civil War mini, I've never used Civil War fabric before. I love that you can use different fabrics and in a minimum amount of time have a finished quilt. Mini's give you the freedom to try many patterns and fabrics in less time. Yay! Thanks, Toni Anne

Ella said...

I just discovered in my self that I would Like to make some mini quilts, so i don't know what colors yet but I'm thinking what ever is going to go good in my house since I want to do a collage of them on a wall!!! Such a cute book!!!

Erin and Daniel Palmer said...

i would use a variety of warm colors eatkin85@yahoo.com

Diane said...

I'd use small scale Civil War repros in either pink/brown or butternut and blue.

BeachQuilter said...

I'm ready for a fall mini!

Leo said...

I want to use green, but I don't have enough of them so I will probably end up with a blue and red thing

Debi said...

I would use brights with a little white thrown in.

annemarie said...

Greens are my choice.

creativeinstincts said...

I love Anela Hoey's walk in the woods.Thanks for the giveaway. Hope i win.

leena

Beth said...

Red, blue, and yellow for a cheery mini quilt.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Jeanne said...

I would use soft pastel colors. Thanks for the giveaway.