Simply Charming Minis Book Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Today is my day to post about Konda's new book "Simply Charming Minis".    Konda has been writing patterns and making quilts with incredible success for many years.  I remember when she wrote her first book for fabric precuts.  I thought then and think now that she's such a great quilt author.
I was excited to be involved with Konda's latest book.  Konda states that she's been watching mini quilts being made from the sidelines of the blog world and was excited to jump into the "mini" arena.  I've been watching mini quilts pop up everywhere, too.  So I thought this was a great opportunity for me to make my first mini.
I chose the Marmalade charm pack that I had sitting on my cutting table and paired it with the Mini Basket pattern.  It is kind of hard to pick out the baskets in this photo because Marmalade is so full of color and pattern.  I really loved making this mini.  And as I have stated, Konda's instructions made it  super easy.
I cut the binding so I could pair this scallop to edge the mini but I admit I cut it a tad "off" but it worked out ok, I think.  I will definitively want to make another mini.  From start to finish this is a project that lasts less than a day.  What a treat to make and enjoy.  

Leave a comment to have a chance at winning this book and you can make a mini from Konda's newest book, too.  Sew fun.

-nanette
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168 comments

Jenny said...

yes! mini quilts are so rewarding!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This looks like a wonderful book to add to anyones quilting library.

Lurline said...

Yummo! Perhaps I should look Iinto that book.
Hugs- Lurline.

Sallie said...

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

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Sounds like a fun book! Your mini turned out great!

Lynn said...

Pretty little quilt! And it took less than a day. I'm a sucker for a charm pack.

B Greene said...

Love your mini quilt!! The binding looks great to me!! Thanks for the chance to win - I would love to make some of the minis from this wonderful book.

Darlene said...

Your mini is very sweet, Nanette. You know I really enjoy making mini quilts so having this book would be a joy. Thank you for the chance.

Sandra said...

I can see myself making minis also. There are so many creative ideas from the Simply Charming Minis Book that I will be busy for quite a while. Then again there is Christmas and birthdays. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of such a treasured book.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the informative book review and sharing your mini project. It would be nice to win and try my hand at my first mini. Thanks for that chance.

Mimi said...

I love mini quilts - so sweet! The book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance!

Ella said...

Oh I would Love to make one of those!!! Soooo cute!!

Linda said...

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for a chance to win...8-)

xo Linda

Meredith said...

Love what you made! I love Konda's patterns!

Jennie said...

I think I've avoided mini quilts long enough. I'm worried that I'll love them so much I won't want to make anything else!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

What fun fabrics in your mini! I would love a copy of the book. Konda has great ideas and minis are so fun!

Gill said...

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

Cynthia said...

Your mini is so cute :) I bet your grandaughter would love to wrap her baby doll in it! lol

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

VERY cute!!

Diann said...

I'm thinking I should try making some minis.

Candice said...

i'd love it!! cool!

Simone de Klerk said...

I would love to make mini's out of the book. They look so 'charming'.
Thank you for the chance to win (o:

Izzy said...

Cute mini! I would love to win this book! Thank you so much.

Lee Anne said...

Love, Love, Love, minis....as a busy working Grandma....I can handle this! The book looks wonderful!

kbzelazny said...

The book looks beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Quilt Monkey said...

Mini's are the way to go! I made one a couple of weekends ago. Two days start to finish for a completed mini quilt. Gotta love that! Thanks for the chance!

Haley said...

Pretty excited about this book. It looks like it has some really great projects. Thanks for a chance at it!

Julianne said...

Oh what a gorgeous little quilt! I just love minis...they are just adorable.

Lori said...

your mini quilt is wonderful. So colorful. And I like the scalloped edges you cut and put on the edge.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Scrapatches said...

Nanette, your mini is sew sweet. The way the colors in the small squares and triangles play together makes it look like you have designed a new piece of fabric. The Marmalade charm pack sure looks yummy. Hope to making a Mini Basket quilt for myself soon ... :) Pat

Linda said...

HI! LOOKS LIKE A REALLY NEAT BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

It would be lovely to win the book and use a mini as the means to get back to quilting more than when a gift is needed.

Carrie P. said...

your mini is so pretty. love the binding idea to.
thanks for a chance to win a book.

Kaaren said...

I love making minis because of their instant gratification.

Konda's book would be a welcome addition to my library and her minis to my ever-growing collection!

Thanks for the chance, Nanette!

Sandy said...

Love your quilt! Hope I win a book, but one way or another I WILL have it!

hueisei said...

Simply charming and cute! ^^

The Wallin's said...

Cute mini! I enjoy your blog!! I have several of Konda's books and love them!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

I have seen those mini charm packs of 2.5 in. and wondered what would anyone want with those! You have given me a great idea to use them as mini quilts. This is going to be fun! Thank you.

Sinta Renee said...

I'm in mini love!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the book tour and all of the sweet projects from this book!

Monica said...

Thank you for sharing your cute little quilt! I think minis from charms is such a great idea.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

I love making minis! Your mini is adorable and thanks for the chance to win this book.

notqnot said...

Great mini! Must get hand on one of those books.

Linda in Calif. said...

I would love to win her book. This would be a fun project.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This looks like such a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie in Maine said...

Mini (quicker) projects... why don't I do them more often? Not every project needs to start off with (almost always impossible)grand illusions!

Susan C said...

I would love this book, it has such fun patterns. Your binding is so cute & clever, what a wonderful finishing touch to your project.

Sherryl said...

I am SO hooked on minis! They make great little gifts for the girls (or boys) to use for their dolls and stuffed animals, or for small table toppers and, yes, for hanging on the wall (try framing one - so cool!) Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Wayne, Naomi, Sydney and Elijah said...

adorable mini! your fabric choice is excellent! super sweet quilt.
thanks for the giveaway!

shauna said...

Small projects are so great, and charm packs are perfect for them! Thanks for the chance to win this book!!

Annabanana said...

These mini quilts look soo fun to do ! Thanks for the giveaway!

creativeinstincts said...

Your marmalade quilt looks awesome ! Hope I win the book and make a few mini quilts myself...
Leena

Andra Gayle said...

What a lovely little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rachael said...

Such a cute little quilt - would look great framed!

VickiT said...

OH your little quilt is so pretty. Perfect choice of fabrics.

I'd love to have this book. Thank you so much for showing us your quilt and the chance.

Wivi said...

Pretty little quilt. I'd love to win a copy of that book.

Erin and Daniel Palmer said...

Looks like a fun book. Your quit looks great by the way. eatkin85@yahoo.com

Helen L said...

What a cute (charming! LOL!) mini!! I love the little baskets. If you have time to reply, what size are the basket blocks, and what does the quilt finish at? Thanks so much!! Helen
(hlebrett at live dot com)

Margaret said...

I really enjoy making mini quilts. I would love to own this book.

lynaeve said...

thanks for the giveaway

Kathy H said...

Your mini turned out so cute and cheerful. The quilts look like a lot of fun to make and I think I would finish them!

KatieQ said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anya said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Your mini quilt looks great!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book.

Mary said...

Mini quilts are so much fun to do. I really like how you added the scallop.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Barbara said...

I was just about to leave you a comment anyway to tell you how sweet that quilt was ... I think I might even be able to manage a mini!

Colleen said...

I love small quilts. I've been a fan of yours for several years and also a fan of Konda's.

Judith said...

I enjoy sewing mini quilts. I have lots of grandchildren that enjoy them. Love the fabrics on your mini! Judith, Texas

Cindy said...

I love that fabric! I have several of Konda's books and really find them so easy to follow. I'd love the opportunity to win the Mini book. Finishing a project in one day is so appealing!

paulette said...

Love mini's and yours is certainly adorable!! Would love to win a copy of this book!! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

quilt for fun said...

Your mini quilt is really pretty. I haven't made a mini, but this book could inspire me.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Oh I love your quilt!

Homemaker Honey said...

The colors in your mini are beautiful! Fantastic job!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a wonderful mini! I am in love with the projects in this book! I love your binding too~ too sweet! Thanks for the chance!

Anita in Florida said...

Looks like a great book...thanks for the chance!

Betteem said...

Marmalade charms look good in a mini quilt. Thanks for the offering Konda's book.

trish said...

Your mini is just too cute! :0)
Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

Lee Ann L. said...

that is a cute mini quilt. Thank you for a chance to win.

Kate said...

Very pretty mini and love how you did the binding.

Lindsay said...

I'd love to win!

Lindsay said...

I'd love to win!

Mommarock said...

I would love a chance to win this fantastic book!

therese said...

Oh, I would love to win a copy. I love the style and cuteness of mini -quilts. Thanks for the chance to win. Therese.

Pat said...

thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I look forward to making minis from the book!

Anda W said...

I haven't made anything so small yet! I love the fabric choice! awolk at rogers dot com

Brenda said...

Love all the colors in this mini quilt!

Beth said...

I haven't made any minis yet, but I would love to try!

Becky said...

Minis would be a great alternate for bigger quilts, to keep it fresh and fun. Thanks for a chance to win!

myawesomeoliveshoots.com said...

This just makes me happy! All of your things have a prettiness about them which I love!

lindag1947 said...

Nice book. Linda gerig

~Laurie~ said...

I would love to make a mini quilt from this book!!

Cherilyn said...

Beautiful mini! What a fun book!

Cherilyn said...

Beautiful mini! What a fun book!

Anne said...

I see your baskets -- so sweet! What fun projects these must be.

Teresa in Music City said...

I just love your little mini! You're right though, I would have missed the baskets altogether if you had not pointed them out. No matter - it is really cute anyway :*) Would love to win a copy of the book!!!

Mary said...

I'm loving the looks of these little quilts. Would love to be making them. So cute.

deb said...

Love mini quilts and your ideas! Thank you!

deb said...

Love mini quilts and your ideas! Thank you!

nettie said...

I love anything "mini"! Konda's book looks like something I really NEED and WANT in my quilting library.
Thanks for the chance to win it.
Nettie

Lisa said...

Love your mini, they are so much fun to make! I have been following this book and reading the reviews it looks fantastic. Thank you for the chance.

Quilt n Queen said...

Love all Konda's books and would luv to add the Simply Charming Minis to my quilting library. Thanks for the chance!!

JoyceLM said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

Your mini quilt looks terrific. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

Tammy said...

I would LOVE to win this book! It looks like so much fun!!

Tammy

Jennifer Gail said...

That turned out really nice. I love anything done in minature.

Lisa Marie said...

This book looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

Doreen said...

Me too! I would love to win this "charming" little book!

quiltma said...

Love your mini it reminds me of orange sherbert

java_jenny said...

I love the color orange and this mini is too cute!!! I would love to win this book! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Muddling Through said...

Your mini is a delight! It looks exactly like summer.

Sewgirl said...

I like mini's. They go together so quickly, and if you don't like the way one turns out, you just give it away, and start again!

Kimberly Cassie said...

Sounds like a fabulous book...I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sheila said...

I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Barbara said...

Wow! I would Love to make one of those!!! So preatty!
Thanks for the chance!
b.zanninelli@gmail.com

chicken lover said...

Love your mini quilt and would love to make some myself. Thanks x

wanda said...

This book looks like a good one .Would love to win it, thanks

Quilt Hollow said...

Instant gratification! Love that!

KMSC said...

Some instant "quilty" gratification would be appreciated; thanks for the giveaway.

verykerryberry said...

The scallop edge for the binding is making me squeal Nanette! That is such a good effect!

Mhairi said...

What a cute little mini quilt. I love the binding/border. It looks great.

Patty K said...

Looks like fun! I want to play too!! Hope I win.

Bobster126 said...

Love the mini's! Count me in!

Pat said...

Cute mini quilt. Would love to make some!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nedra said...

Looks like a GREAT book! Count me in!
And your fussy cut binding is just too cute :)

grendelskin said...

Love your treatment of this pattern, your binding made me exclaim out loud!

Dolores said...

I love making minis and would love to see what to see what this book has to offer. Thank you for the chance to win.

Gwen said...

You did a great job, love your mini.
They can be addicting and so much fun. thanks for the chance to win.

Gwen said...

You did a great job, love your mini.
They can be addicting and so much fun. thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I love it! Hope to win...8-)

Laura said...

I love mini quilts and yours is adorable! I'd love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway!

Winona Thompson said...

Your mini quilt is quite cute. I really hope I can win a copy of this book. If not, I may just have to buy it. LOL

Richard Healey said...

Love your mini. Thanks for chance to win the book.

Dru said...

Very nice mini. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

andri. said...

Hmmm mini quilts. Yum.

andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)con

becky said...

your mini quilt is adorable binding is great.I need to win this book I have become obsessed with it. Thank-you for the chance to win a copy. Becky

c said...

I just realized that I can make baby quilts rather than larger quilts I cant quilt myself-lol and now this, I am really interested in this now!

aka
kingcooper0001@aol.com

MollyP said...

So adorable! I can't imagine cutting those tiny triangles for the basket blocks. This book seems so great. Thanks for the chance!

Annelies said...

Minis....count me in please!!!!

Gayle said...

I've been on a sewing blitz making small quilts lately - would love to try some in this new book!

the odies said...

Sounds super-fun! Would love a chance to try my hand at some minis!

Judy1522 said...

Your mini quilt is so cute. The scalloped edge looks great.

Joan and Kevin said...

Love the quilt!
Thanks for the giveaway!

michelle said...

Hi, Nan that mini quilt book looks fun and of course your quilt is darling. Can't wait to see you in a couple weeks. It will be here before you know it.

Anne said...

Who doesn't like instant gratification! I am looking forward to having this book and making some quick work of these adorable minis!

Kristy said...

OK...I TOTALLY need that book. I think being able to complete a project in a short period of time would be fulfulling to do whilst in the process of some huge project. At least I could say I got somthing DONE! Kristy soardkg@fuse.net

Sherry said...

What a fun book! I would love to make a few mini's. I love to get a project done quick. I love the charm pack your chose for your little mini quilt.

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I do love makin' a mini. So instantly satifying.

Thanks for the chance to play ~
Mary

TexPat said...

I love mini quilts and your little basket quilt is adorable. Would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance!

Lee said...

I have never made a mini! looks like fun!

Carol said...

Mini quilts are great. I need this book.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to have this book and try a mini! Yours is precious! Thanks!

Silverthimble said...

I love the cheerful fabric choices you made for your mini!

Deb said...

Mini's are a great way to try out patterns and/or fabrics fast, fast, fast!
Thanks for the give-away-
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Karen said...

Love making quick and easy minis. Such a feeling of accomplishment.

Anna said...

Really enjoy my Big Block Quilts by Konda Luckau. Would love to add Simply Charming Minis to my library.

Chris said...

Love this in Marmalade!! Thanks for the review and chance to get a copy!! :)

Tricia said...

I love getting something done fast with a mini.

Inge Lise said...

I would love to be the lucky one to win this exciting book

webmailaddress2 said...

The quilt designs are so pretty!

LesQuilts said...

What a wonderful book for miniquilts!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Kathryn said...

I have lots of charm packs to choose from, so I'd love to win.

Cheryl said...

I am so behind on blogging...you have had a lot going on!!! Love your mini Marmalade quilt!

LeAnne said...

I really like the mini quilts. Something I can get done in a weekend.

Paule-Marie said...

Cute mini quilt. I am starting to make minis again in between QOV's. They are the perfect size for my color and design class i'm taking.

Sally said...

I love to win a copy--love minis!

Kristen said...

Love the mini you made...very bright and colorful! :)

Susan said...

Love minis! They are just about my speed right now! Thanks for the chance to win1

rachelle pare said...

minis are completely new to me as is most quilting things. lol i really love the idea of being able to start and finish a project in a day or weekend. it allows a person new to the craft to do things without getting overwhelmed and discouraged with things. i love the patterns in the book. thank you

Sewing Sue said...

I can see the baskets if I squint, the fabric is very colorful. And pretty! Thanks.