It's the LAST day of the blog tour! Thanks for coming along to meet Simply Charming Minis!
Today is the day to visit:
Oh! I guess you are here already!
I scheduled myself for the last day so I could see which pictures you hadn't seen. But you've seen them all! Well -- you will after you visit the Quilting Gallery anyway!
I will tell you one story about making this book. Before writing this book, I have never tried to make a mini quilt. I have relatively large hands that aren't too dextrious. I thought for sure that my hands would be too big and clumsy to make a mini quilt. BUT mini blocks started soming back with Dear Jane and the Farmer's Wife, etc. Frankly, they intimidated me. I asked myself if I wanted to make some mini blocks, how would I do it? I started designing. I designed mini quilts because I didn't want it to take me two years - or a lifetime - to finish! Then I tried making one of the quilts I designed. It was so fun! I was done making it before I had a chance to think twice about my decision!
With some of the quilts, I used different techniques than I would a larger block. It made working with the small blocks easier. I still had the question - what would I do with all of these quilts! I answered this question in two ways. One, I would learn. That is why I asked the ladies on the blog tour to tell you what they do with mini quilts. My second answer was my fall back position if I didn't end up learning a thing - which, of course, isn't the case - is I owuld use them for doll quilts. I have six kids. Chances are I will have grandkids. If nothing else works out, I will have a doll quilt for every grandchild!
I have the perfect spot over my sewing machine that needs a mini quilt right away! Now to decide which one!!!
Remember everyone's giving away a copy of the book and some of them still have the drawing open. Be sure to stop by them all!
Lissa Alexander http://modalissa.blogspot.com
Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com
Nannette Merrill http://fredashive.blogspot.com
Pam Lincoln http://www.mamaspark.blogspot.com
Brooke Johnsen http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com
Sherri McConnell http://www.aquiltinglife.com
April Mazzoleni http://april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com
Vickie Eapen http://www.spunsugarquilt.com
Konda Luckau http://moosequilts.blogspot.com
Michele Foster http://quiltinggallery.com
Since I'm on the list, I will be giving one of the books away too!
Enter to win by commenting on this post and telling me what you like to do with mini quilts.
I will draw the winner Monday morning, Aug 6.