Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It's a Mini Blog Tour Schedule and Sign Up

It's a bit late, but today is the day!
 
 
If you plan to participate, in the It's a Mini Quilt Along, comment below. In two weeks will be the first prize drawing from those who comment on this post. Let me know what charm pack you have been itching to use - or what colors if you are using scraps! 
 
Most of the quilts take one charm pack or one charm pack and one fat quarter for background fabric. My goal for this quilt along is to flood the earth with charm packs - or at least the homes of many quilters! Then there will be extra prizes for the quilts that get quilted. This is a perfect time to try your hand at quilting on your sewing machine!
 
Here's the schedule:
Sept 11 - Sign Up
Sept 25 - Mosaic
Oct 9 - Fire and Rain
Nov 6 - Quilt Your Top
Dec 18 - Quilt 6
   There's three weeks here for the holidays.
Jan 8 - Quilt 7
Jan 22 - Quilt Your Top
Feb 5 - Quilt 8
Feb 19 - Quilt 9
Mar 5 - Quilt 10
Mar 19 - Quilt 11
Apr 2 - Quilt Your Top
Apr 16 - Final Drawing for Finished Quilts
 
As in other quilt alongs, you will get to meet guest quilters each time. And to enter the drawings, post your pictures on the flickr group:
 
 
Feel free to post pictures of fabric you are going to be using, but they won't be entered in the drawings. Two pictures of each quilt will be entered in the drawings: 1) Quilt Top and 2) Quilted Mini Quilt.
 
I'm sure I've forgotten something. Please ask me on here on on flickr and we'll get it straightened out!

54 comments:

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I'm eyeing Independence Trail, Joy, Spa, Mama Said Sew ... I'm sure I could go on and on ... I can't wait to get some minis done!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am going totally scrappy - three 32 gallons tote bins need taming!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Ok... I may use some red and creams from Rounieers (or however you spell it) or maybe Moda Half Moon or scraps... Fun!!

Gene Black said...

I hope I am able to join in.

(and I hope the captcha verification doesn't defeat me commenting)

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I have Lucy's Crab Shack just waiting for me!

Anne's House said...

I've found another charm pack Im excited to use---"Calico Candies" by Michele DAmore (Benartex).

Barbara said...

I am in, cant make up my mind, but maybe scraps.

Ashley said...

I have an heirloom pack that has been sitting around.

Scrapatches said...

I am in! I have my book and lots of charm packs and scraps. I love seasonal mini quilts to make my hone look quilty. So for the first quilt or two I will most likely be using my "Phenomenal Fall" Charm Packs. I do also have two "Wildflowers IV" Charm Packs that I was thinking to use for some of these cute quilts. I also have lots of scraps.

I do have a question ~~~~~>

Will we all be working on the same pattern at the same time? If so, when will we know which to make first?

Or are we chosing which pattern we want to make when?

Please advise ... TIA ... :) Pat

Rosa said...

I`m in and going to use my stash.I have one Chicopee charm pack and don´t know if is enoguh to all the top.

Tara K said...

This sounds like fun. I will be using scrappy/stash. It include red I believe, but I haven't really gone in to look at my stash in awhile, so hopefully this will get me moving ;)

Cathy said...

Sounds like a plan. I have been knitting but my sewing machine calls to me. I think I can work in a mini quilt along. I so enjoyed the last one you ran.

count me in.
Cathy
http://cbrirish.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Count me in! I hope to keep up with the group.

Jen Ca said...

I'd like to give reds and yellows some attention (individually or not) lol I'll be drawing from the scrap bin mostly. So much to experience and learn with the mini's - thank you for the opportunity once again!

Sherry said...

I am not sure which charm pack I will be using. I may pick one up today. I just ordered your book this morning, this will be great fun.

grendelskin said...

You know I'm in! I'll be using charm packs or scraps or both, depending on the mini. I've got a couple of vharm pcks waiting for use but I'm really drooling over the upcoming Frippery line!

Cher in Victoria said...

I am in also, I have a ton of scraps and likely take from there, blues and yellows.

"The Most Fabric Wins" said...

I am thinking Civil War prints blue and red. This sounds like fun.

Leah said...

This sounds fun... I too will be using scraps...

Tania Smith said...

I have never done a quilt along before but I hope to be able to keep up - I have a Circa 1934 charm pack to use, plus I'd like to do some scrappy ones to use up the never ending pile of scraps!

Judith said...

I received two charm packs this year and I love minis. I will follow along. Judith, Texas

Mary Jo said...

I just finished a table runner using an older Kansas Troubles charm pack. I have a charm pack of Aneela Hoey sitting here waiting for the right project. Its Sew Stitchy or something like that. I plan on joining in on the fun.

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

I am joining. I won a copy of your book and I am looking forward to making these little quilts!! I don't have any charm packs right now but I would love to play with Marmalade.

Keep Your Sunny Side Up said...

I am new at using charm packs so am very excited about the prospect of this quilt along! I am thinking pinks and greens.

Nor Tamez said...

me encantaria participar, espero estar a tiempo todavia...
gracias
Nor
normatamezde@hotmail.com

Sheila said...

I will be using charm packs. They are colorful collections.

Aaltje said...

Blue and green, and some scraps

Wilma Scriven said...

I am going to try this with Thimbleberry's Threes the Charm Wilma

Darlene said...
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Ellen B said...

Just finished my FIRST mini! What fun! I think I'm going to use Christmas fabric from my stash first.

Shelley said...

I have a Mama Said Sew pack awaiting the start. I love minis - this should be fun!

Hildy said...

I'll use some scraps but which one exactly depends on the pattern! Hildy
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Carol said...

I'm in as long as the book I've ordered gets here in time.

Shell said...

I'm going to join in this QAL from the Land Down Under (Australia). I love charm packs and have been collecting them for years. I just received my Simply Charming Minis book yesterday. I'm ready to go.

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Is it too late to sign up? I love mini quilts, and I'm excited to find a QAL devoted to them.

Sally said...

Count me in--looking forward to 25th

Terri in BC said...

Oh, why not add to my piles of UFOs? Seriously, I've always wanted to do some mini-quilts and this sounds like a great way to do it! Off the top of head, I have Mama Said Sew, Pezzy Prints and It's a Hoot Charm Packs just waiting for a special project. Thanks for inviting us along.

Linda said...

Love mini quilts. Plan a "wall of smalls."

Hilachas said...

That book was written for me. I have so many charm packs waiting to go into some project. Count me in.

Jeane said...

I hope I am not too late to join. I love small quilts and will probably purchase a couple charm paks new on the market.

Anne's House said...

I think I have the same question as Scrappatches----Shall I wait until Sept 25 to start quilting along with the group? Or do I need to have a mini finished by Sept 25?

Betty C said...

I want to participate. I love mini quilts. My plan is to use some of my scraps.

Vicki Freeman said...

I'd like to join in too, if it's not too late!

Barbie Mills said...

I'm thinking about joining, it sounds like fun!! I'd love to use a Cuzco charm pack, but I'm not sure.

Lynn said...

This is great I am moving and my hubby won't let me take my scraps now he has to or oh well I will just have to buy more fabric...I'm in....

Joanne said...

I too would like to join in. It is almost the 25th. I do not have any charm packs only scraps. So will need to keep an open mind about the design possiblities. Joanne

Mindful quilter said...

I'm in! Lots of charm packs but have narrowed down to a kona solids one for first quilt

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm in but not sure what CP I will be using, I would like to see the quilt first and then decide. My biggest fear is not be able to keep up, but I am going to give it a whirl!! Mini's are fun and I have the book finally!!

Mary said...

I'm not sure which charm pack I will use, possibly Mama Said Sew. This is going to be loads of fun.

Sally said...

1800s, most likely Judie R (but several lines! aand I might toss in a couple of Sara Morgans and Jo Morton or Barbara Brackman too!)

marslaura@ymail.com said...

I am so excited to get to do the qal when it is actually happening!!! This will be my first! As for which charm pack oh my gosh I have this little problem of a fabric addiction so I have plenty to choose from its' the choosing that will be so difficult! my favorite thoughts at the moment is either a set of batiks I've collected from larger yard cuts or a cute Christmas one I got about 2 months ago. Frosty and Friends.

Mina said...

Count me in. I have a charm pack of A Stitch in Dye that needs to be cut into

Cori said...

I just found you! I'd like to join if I still can.