Today’s the day that I’m part of the Whip Up Mini Quilt book blog tour! Hurray!
It’s such a great book. It starts with a very thorough run down of quilting – how to and loads of tips and tricks. All the info you need in one place. Then you get to the quilts… oh the mini quilts!
That last one there was made by Liz, a member of my guild, the LAMQG. In an aligning of the mini quilt stars, we had a mini quilt swap at our meeting last night.
Mini quilts are so wonderful because you can try something new or whimsical or out of your comfort zone, on a small scale. You can take a risk or two that you wouldn’t dare take on a huge project that takes you ages to make.
Check out some of the great quilts from last night with their happy recipients…
Quilts made by Latifah, Emily, and Lori
That last one deserves a zoom in…
On the To Do list?
“Buy more fabric” – so clever!
Whip Up Mini Quilts divides the many included patterns up into different categories.
I think the one I made fits nicely into…Geometric!
Mini quilts are great because you don’t have to concern yourself with the functionality of making a quilt – you’re just having fun with an artistic expression. The book captures that so wonderfully, providing such a great mix of practical information and pure inspiration.
Do you want a copy of this fantastic book? Just comment here and tell me your favorite thing about mini quilts! I’ll post a winner on Wednesday!
Here’s the run down of the whole blog tour!
6/1 – Craftzine – essential quilting tools
6/2 – Crafty Pod – book review & giveaway
6/3 – Chronicle Books – Behind the making of the book
6/4 – Indie Fixx – Designing your own mini-quilts
6/7 – Craft Sanity – Piped binding tutorial
6/8 – Handmade by Alissa
6/9 – My Love for You Background on Mini Quilts
6/10 – Film in the Fridge
6/11 – The Haystack Needle Decorating with mini quilts
6/12 – West Coast Crafty
Oh and P.S. … guess what I spotted in the book’s crafty blog resources list?
I was completely surprised by this and didn’t know about it until I was flipping through the book. Truly made my day!