At the beginning of June (gosh a whole month ago already!) I spotted that Sherri at A Quilting Life was hosting a “Minis & More” monthly parade. The idea is that each month Sherri advertises a new “Mini” pattern, you then have the month to make said pattern before the grande parade at the beginning of the next month.
I decided to join in!
The pattern for June was Sherri’s Summer Star Mini. I had previously purchased a fab bundle of orange fabric from one of Lily’s Quilts Instagram de-stashes, perfect for a “Mini” project!
The pattern was really straight forward and I made the whole thing in two evenings – start to finish, pretty good going for me! I was REALLY pleased with the quilt top, a few of my points didn’t completely match up (being super critical again) but I LOVED the pattern.
Then came the quilting and binding, this is not my strong point and I’m always really worried that I’m going to ruin the whole thing! I opted for… yes more straight line quilting and used the backing pulled around for the binding again (one day I will use “proper” binding I promise!).
The parade was on Wednesday just gone. It was great fun to see all of the different quilts. I will definitely be making another Mini, they are super quick and very satisfying. I believe Sherri will be hosting this each month for the foreseeable future so if you fancy joining in I highly recommend it.