Monday, August 3, 2015

Minis and More Parade on a Monday

It's time for the Minis and More Parade!

Sherri and I decided to do the Parade on Monday this year, if the first fell on the weekend.  The first happened to be on a weekend this month, and now its Monday, so here we go!

The pattern we used in this Parade was called Sweetness-A Trio Of Mini Quilts by Corey Yoder.

Its an amazing group of three mini quilt pattern all in one spot!

The Floret mini quilt pattern from Sweetness seemed to be a popular choice.

First up today is Mary from the blog NeedledMom.  She calls her mostly orange Floret mini quilt, 'Hot Summer Days'. Mary followed the color guidelines of a challenge she was involved in and did an awesome job of combining oranges, pinks, yellows, and even a bit of aqua too!  

Mindy used some Kansas Troubles fabrics she had to make the Floret design from the pattern into a tablerunner!  Putting the blocks on point gives them a totally different look.  It looks like Mindy will be ready for fall!


And if you saw the Parade last month, I'm sure you remember Hildy's wonderful bag she made with some of her Reunion scraps!  She incorporated last month's pattern, Summer Star Mini, with one of  this month's Sweetness patterns to make this really cute bag.

And here is another one of Hildy's!  She also made Gingersnap from the pattern trio!  The Kona solid Nautical background she used really makes her quilt pop, and she used some Scrumptious scraps too. Even in the binding!

This Floret mini was created by Nancy E. She is happy with the Kansas Troubles fabric she used to create her two block quilt. It looks wonderful!  Two blocks and a wider border is a fun change to this pattern. I may have to make another and put some blocks in this setting too.

Béa finished a cheerful Gingersnap mini with her Aurifil mini BOM leftovers.  Because her scraps were about the same size as the pattern, she used them as is and this changed the size of her finished quilt as a result. The orange and blue make a great combo!

And here's mine. I used Sherri and Chelsi's soon to be released fabric Bright Sun  and another 'coming to you soon line' Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two.

I won both of these mini charm packs in a recent Moda giveaway and I was thrilled with how they look together in my Floret mini!

And of course, don't forget to see the other half of the Minis and More Parade today on Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life.

We hope you'll send in your picture for next month's parade on September 1st.

We'll be giving away Minis and More prizes this year!  They will be awarded quarterly.  Each project you've done in a quarter gives you one chance for the quarterly prize, so keep on sewing!

 The next pattern we'll be using is Mini Juniper by Fig Tree and Co. for the September Parade.  You'll be ready for the holidays!

Thanks for joining us!


Hildy said...

Love every version they llok all great! Thanks for hosting this beautiful parade, Michele:-)

Sinta Renee said...

Such a cute pattern! I love the orange version by Needled Mom! Perfect for these hot summer days! The other versions in the pattern are also sweet! I'm sorry I missed out on this one!

em's scrapbag said...

Fun parade! Love the orange one

Karen said...

Beautiful examples! I love to see how people switch things up.

Julierose said...

Gosh these are so beautiful--I would hate to choose a favorite--I really like the Floret pattern...very nice hugs, Julierose

Thelma said...

A great parade!

Needled Mom said...

Those are all wonderful. Setting them on point looks fabulous. These parades are always so much fun.

Béa said...

Short but beautiful parade, I always love to see different versions of the same pattern. Floret will be my second choice and I can't wait to start Mini Juniper :)

Patty D from NC said...

Great parade! Didn't get a chance to join you this time but hopefully will in August.

Sherri said...

I love them all! So Fun to see the other parade too!