Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The July Minis and More Parade

What a great week for our first Minis and More Parade!  Sherri and I are so glad you could join us!

Before we get started with the parade, let me tell you about what we have planned for August and September.

As you may have heard, the pattern we are working on in July, for the Parade on August first, is Sweetness - A Trio Of Mini Quilts by Corey Yoder.  Choose any one of the three patterns you'd like, and let us admire your mini in the August Parade!

Then it might be Christmas in August at your house, if you choose to join us for the parade on September first.  Make some Christmas cookies and listen to a few carols as you use the pattern Mini Juniper from Fig Tree and Co. to make a mini quilt with plenty of time to get it quilted, bound, and ready for the holidays.

Lots to look forward to this fall in the Minis and More Parade. I hope you'll join us!

Now let's get to today's parade featuring the Summer Star Mini pattern by Sherri McConnell.   

First up is Sinta's! She made her mini with batiks that would make it perfect to display any time of year. You know her from her blog Pink Pincushion and her generosity in giving her time to host past Parades. I love how she designed her added border.

Hildy had the amazing idea to make a bag using both the Summer Star Mini pattern for this month and the mini pattern Floret from Sweetness-A Trio of Mini Quilts for the August Parade.  Hildy used Reunion fabrics and some other scraps that she had.  Great idea for a cute bag!

Here is Polly's quilt with Beach
House fabrics from Moda. You can find Polly on her blog Aunt Polly's Porch. She made a perfect mini for summer! 

 Sandy at Loves To Quilt  made two versions! One using the fabric line Color Theory and the other with Hearty Good Wishes fabric. She added her own twist and put a nice, thin border around her blue one.

Mary from the blog Needled Mom  has already put her mini to good use. She made this quilt with Noteworthy fabric and some Riley Blake small gingham for the binding. Beautiful mini and beautiful flowers Mary!

Nancy E. made this version with some different Minick and Simpson mini charms with a Prairie Paisley background. She's hoping to get it quilted in time to use it on the Fourth of July. 

Patty D. from A Stitch In Time is ready for the Fourth of July too, with her Summer Star Mini using Sandy Gervais fabric. I love her color placement. The light blue in the corners really makes it pop!

Mindy made her happy, bright mini with an additional sweet, yellow ribbon border that gives the block a different look. She's already planning to make another!

Karen's is made entirely out of triangles using jelly roll strips from a far east inspiration pack. Amazing circle quilting Karen!  I love it!

Dolores from True Blue Canadian sent us a picture of her lovely purple and green version.  I love to see purple in quilts! The dark purple binding is just perfect!

And here's mine! I used Feed Company and Boathouse fabrics.  It's now on our coffee table with some Fourth of July decorations!

We had so many beautiful Summer Star Minis in the parade this month.

But this is only half of the parade!

If you haven't seen the other minis, be sure to go over and visit Sherri at her blog A Quilting Life to see the rest of the parade.

Have a great weekend!


Sinta Renee said...

What a great turn out for the Summer Parade of Minis! This pattern is so fun... and it looks like everyone had fun with it! As I scrolled down I kept oo-ing and awe-ing! They are all so beautiful! Great parade! I have to say that I am envious of all the ones that are already quilted. I am going to give that spiral quilting a try this week on mine!

Hildy said...

Love everyone's Mini they are all so great I wanna make another one:-)

carol fun said...

Thanks for hosting this.. the parade is wonderful!

em's scrapbag said...

Great scrappy minis.

Susie Hoover said...

Wonderful job, everyone!!!

Needled Mom said...

I love how different each one looks with the various fabrics. This was such a fun project. Thanks for hosting the parade.

Lynette said...

What a fun parade! I will look forward to joining in as soon as I have the wedding and Marine Corps quilts tamed that I have to finish ASAP. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. I'm glad I saw your comment on the bottom of my post, because for some reason it didn't kick an email to me with your comment.

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