Monday, June 1, 2015

Minis and More starts today!

Happy Monday!  Welcome to Minis and More!   

Let's get started by announcing the pattern for the July Parade.

It will be Summer Star Mini created by my co-host Sherri from A Quilting Life.

We thought this pattern would be perfect for the July Parade.

The most obvious reason being that it's named Summer Star Mini and I know we're all excited about the start of summer.

Only three more half days of school left here and I'm really ready for summer vacation to begin!

Since many of you will be taking a vacation this month, or maybe you are just putting your feet up and relaxing at home like me, we thought this pattern would be quick and easy, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy summer activities.

I made my Summer Star Mini with Feed Company fabric in two evenings with no problem at all.  I cut, did some sewing, and decided on fabric placement one evening, and then I did the rest of the sewing the next evening.

It was a fun mini to make and I'm really happy with it!

I'm hoping to have it quilted and bound this week, so I can have it out and enjoy it, but please don't hold me to that. There's lots going on here because of the end of the school year.

If you're interested in joining us, the pattern is available HERE.

Be sure to use the code SummerStar1 through Friday to get $3 off the pattern.

Then simply make your quilt top, or even show it to us quilted if you have time.

Send a picture and a link to where it's posted in your blog if you have one to-

Sherri if your first name starts with the letters A-L

or to me if your first name starts with the letters M-Z

On the first of the month, or the first Monday if it falls on the weekend, you can see the quilts in the Parade on Sherri's blog and here on my blog too.

It's so interesting to see what everyone does with the pattern!

We are also announcing the pattern for the Parade at the beginning of August too!

So you can get started on it, or if you are like me you can ponder your fabric selection for even longer!

The pattern for the August Parade is by Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby.

It's called Sweetness (a trio of mini quilts)  and you can find it HERE.

There are actually three mini quilts in this pattern.  Choose the one you want to make for August!

All three are beautiful!  I don't know which to choose!

I'm so glad you stopped by for Minis and More.

Be sure to read my last post announcing Minis and More if you'd like.

See you at the July Parade!


Judy said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you and Sherri are continuing the Minis and more. Off to get my pattern and ponder my fabric choice!

Mindy Williams said...

I can't wait to get going!!! I ordered my patterns today.

Hildy said...

It's so great that the Schnibbles parade is finally back! And the pattern is great:-)

Sinta Renee said...

I'm so glad to see that you are all geared up with new mini's to make!!! It looks like it is going to be a fun sew along! I will be looking forward to the parades!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Fun! Can't say I will join in the fun 100% but I will try. 1st try? This Summer Star is Feed Company! soooo going to copy you. :) :) :)

kshackabq said...

Congratulations on winning the Moda post-market giveaway. You are a perfect choice, especially since you are going to host the newly designed Mini's and More quilt along. Can't wait to see the finishes!! Congrats again, Michele!!

Carol said...

It's awesome you are teaming with Sherri for Mini's and More. I already have the Summer Star pattern. Love yours in Feed Co. fabrics.

Sherri said...

Just realized I needed to tell you here how much I love this! I know I mentioned it on IG...

June D said...

Terrific choices for colors/fabric. Really make the block pop!