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Make it Mini Book Blog Tour

Beverly McCullough has invited me to join her Make it Mini Blog Tour! Beverly McCullough’s Make it Mini Book is filled with mini quilts for every style and home. Beverly has included 13 cute designs to add some flair to your home!

In celebration of the book release, Beverly McCullough has planned some fun book giveaways, and I have one for you, too! Read on to find out more.

Love to Quilt

This patchwork quilt was calling out to me! Although I love the reds and yellows in the original design, I wanted to try making the Love to Quilt mini quilt in different colors.

Here is Beverly’s version:

And here is mine:

For my mini quilt, I thought it would be fun to try using the Farm Girl Vintage Fat Eighth Panels One and Two by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. I left out the applique elements on my version. I love how bright and colorful it turned out with the White Jade Bee Cross Stitch background!

Beverly’s book is easy to follow, with photos and detailed pattern instructions. There are even beautiful embroidery ideas provided for each design!

Finally, I finished my Love to Quilt by binding it with Stitch Cottage Daisy Chain by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

Make it Mini has a fantastic variety of mini quilts for all style preferences, and I can’t wait to try more! You can follow the author, Beverly McCullough, on Instagram (@flamingotoes) to see more of the quilts. Don’t forget to check out Beverly’s Blog for coverage of Make it Mini and visit all the stops on the tour!

Stops on the Tour

Make It Mini Giveaway

And now for the giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a copy of Beverly McCullough’s Make It Mini! To enter, leave a comment below telling me what collection you would use to make the Love to Quilt design or which of the patterns in the book call to you.

  • Leave a comment on THIS post to enter
  • The giveaway ends on August 7, 2022, at 11:59 CST
  • One winner will be chosen at random on August 8, 2022
  • Open to all – both US and international (US residents will receive a printed copy of the book, an E-book (PDF) for international)
  • We will notify the winner by email and update this post.

Giveaway Update: Congratulations to Kathy Birling you’re the winner of our Make it Mini giveaway!

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      1. The tour has been so inspiring, I would love to have the book. It’s hard to decide which one I would make first. I am reducing my stash so I would probably use scraps.

    1. I would use Nantucket Summer to make the same quilt you did. I love, love, love that line of fabric!

  1. All of the designs called to me! They would make wonderful gifts. However, if I had to choose one, I would do the Hexie flowers because it’s a technique I’ve never done.

    1. I would use Stitched by Fig Tree Quilts, I think the delicate pattern would play so nicely!

      1. I would love to make Love to Quilt Mini in black and white. I have never made a mini and to have a book that has 13 different ones is definitely a great buy.

    1. I love how you took Lori’s fabric and made it look so beautiful!!! I love all the little quilts in the book!! I would like to make the stepping stone mini or the home sweet home mini- really I love them all and would love to make them!!!!!

  2. Love the scrappy primary colors of your Love to Quilt version. You could it in several different color ways for the different seasons if you wanted to use the quilt as a table topper.

    1. Laundry basket favorites would look great in the home sweet home quilt and leave plenty of room for fun embroidery

      1. Sorry Kelly! Didn’t mean to reply to your comment in a way that looked like I wasn’t agreeing with you 😁 it just popped in there!

  3. I’d use an older collection, Sugarhouse Park. Every fabric in that one makes me smile.

  4. daisy farm is the mini i would make for my 2yr old great grandson who loves all things farm

  5. I love all the cute patterns!! I prefer to use reproduction fabrics from the 1800’s…so all the patterns will be stunning! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Would definitely be using Lori Holt’s stitch fabric. Charming in bright colors for every season.

  7. Oh this book is full of wonderful potentials. I can see minis from this in different areas of my house. I have been amassing Lori Holt fabrics and Bee Basics would give a great colorful spin to Love to Quilt. But then, who wouldn’t “Love to Quilt” each of the mini quilts in this book. Would really Love to have this book.

  8. I enjoy these books tours so much. It’s great to see how each project is made by others. I would make the Love to Quilt design in Renew by Sweetwater

  9. Would love to use Lori Holt’s Prairie fabric or some Civil War! I really like the older looking fabric!!

  10. I just love the patterns in this book!!! I really want to try embroidery and hopefully this book would be a very helpful tool!

  11. I love all the projects in this wonderful book. I like the idea of mini quilts that can be used in many areas of the home/business. I think I would like to use some reproduction prints for a project.

  12. I love to make minis. They are so fun and rewarding, quick to complete, especially during summer when the outside keeps calling!

  13. I am a big fan of mini quilt patterns! I have enjoyed seeing all the designers’ versions of Make it Mini patterns!

  14. I would probably make several of the patterns. The cover pattern would be fun in Lori’s Prairie collection.

  15. I love both versions of this quilt. I’m thinking I’ll make it in reds, blues, and yellows and machine embroider the sweet sewing words on the blocks. Thanks for the inspiration! It will look great handing in my sewing room!

  16. I like making mini quilts for table toppers and wall hanging. There are several patterns I can see in various color ways for the seasons.

  17. This book is right up my alley! Looks adorable and Kimberly…love your version! Would love to win this book! Thank you!

  18. I have some Beautiful Day left over from the Heartfelt quilt that would be perfect for sewing up a mini!

  19. Hi Kimberly & all FQS and hi to @flamingotoes! Beautiful book! I love the Sweet Peach as I’m from upstate South Carolina where the peaches are the best and I would use Beyond Bella or Spotted as I’m in love, and hoard, with them. Thank you for the chance to win. FQS is the best!

  20. Great book to use up my ever growing scrap pile. I love the quilts featured and would love to see more!

  21. I have a fat quarter bundle of Bev’s which would be great for any of the patterns in the book #stardust

  22. I love you quilt and its bright fabrics. It’s delightful. I might change up the colors and styles of fabrics, though, and use reproduction fabrics, maybe by Pam Buda, Kim Diehl, or one of the other designers. Since I’m more of a scrappy quilter, I’d pull fabrics from the mix I have on hand. And then I’d probably want to make one like yours!
    Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  23. Love the heart flower mini……It’s such a happy mini quilt and I could see it done for the different seasons or holidays.

  24. I want to make ALL of the patterns but I would start with the flower mini quilt and I’d like to use Pat Sloan’s Birdsong Fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!

  25. Fun book – I would like to make something in Christmas fabric – maybe part with some of my Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique.

  26. I love to make mini quilts. I can get them done. I usually make mug rugs. I will get the book when I go out. I hate to pay postage and handling.

  27. I especially love Home Sweet Home, but Daisy Farm and so many others comes close as well. I love the sweet embroidery on so many of them.

  28. I would probably use some fresh fig favorites or some RSS fabric! Thanks so much! Long live FQS!

  29. I would use Lori Holt’s Stitch for the Stepping Stones pattern. I love mini quilts and I display them on my bench in the entryway. Love the concept of the book – mini quilts.

  30. I would use Lori Holt Stitch as I recently bought the FQ bundle without a project in mind and then I could properly rationale the purchase! Not sure which pattern, I need to follow the book tour to see which one speaks to me😎

  31. I am a mini quilt lover and I would make the Bee-utiful Day quilt – I love hand embroidery too!
    I also love the background fabric you chose with the cross stitch X’s!

  32. So many adorable mini quilts! The embroidery adds that extra special pop! ❤️🪡🧵

  33. I love this mini quilt so much. I can’t wait to get the book and I’m going to use Nantucket Summer!

  34. I got my hands on this book just the other day after seeing some of the blog hop for it. All the designs are really cute, but I love the one on the front cover. I enjoy hand embroidery so being able to include it in these designs is a real plus. Not sure what fabric line I would use–I have to ponder that a bit. Your Love to Quilt version is cute–love it!

  35. Kimberly, I would love to make the Bee-utiful Day in some Folktale I have been saving for an extra special project❤️🐝

  36. I love mini quilts! I decorate my sewing room walls with them. I would love this book!

  37. I love mini quilts, gives me opportunity to just play with fabric. Thy would be fun to make with anything from Fig Tree quits or Vanessa’a latest collwction

    1. Congratulations Kathy you’re our winner! Please check your email for more information. We’ll be reaching out with details.

  38. I love the bright colors in a mini. I think I would use the citrus material for it.

  39. Make It Mini is such a fun book. I love to quilt and hand embroider. The two patterns calling to me from this book are Spring Flowers and Vintage Bouquet.

  40. I would make the Love to Quilt mini from the Kate’s Garden Gate collection by Betsy Chutchian. This book has lots of fun minis!

  41. All the quilts in the book are really nice. My scrap collection is growing and would be perfect for many of the options.

  42. I would use scraps of various designers in the he or flowers, it is too cute and I have never worked with heroes so it would be a great challenge as I’ve never made a mini.

    1. That was several typos, I meant
      would use scraps of various designers in the hexie flowers, it is too cute and I have never worked with hexies so it would be a great challenge as I’ve never made a mini.

  43. I would love to make it with the gorgeous blues of Nantucket Summer! Love all the potential finished items with rhese mini’s!!

  44. Love mini quilts and trying new projects. For this one, I’d focus on color and use the Blossoms fabric collection by Christopher Thompson to create a bright fun color palette. Would love to win this new book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  45. Love this book! I would use Hoffman Paradise Bali Pop to make “A Fresh Start”.

  46. What a versatile pattern! Seasonal or holiday colors could used and it’s such a great size! Minis are great to work on at any time!

  47. I would love to see the Flowerhouse Scarlett’s Garden Collection on this mini quilt!

  48. I use to make miniature quilts and had a subscription to miniature quilt magazine. So happy to see they’re making a comeback. Fingers crossed I’ll win.

  49. I just looked at Tiny Beasts by Tula Pink and think I would love to use that and I would love to win this book. A great inspiration all around!

  50. I love that you used Lori’s fabric in this mini quilt. It’s perfect! When I first saw this mini I thought how cute it would be in some Halloween fabric, like Too Cute to Spook,(probably because I am so obsessed with it right now) and either embroider (machine of course!) or cross stitch some cute Halloween words (BOO, Trick, Treat….) in the plain middle squares and use that adorable stripe for the binding. It will be hard to choose the first project in this amazing book of minis! They are all screaming, “me first!”! Thanks for sharing yours Kimberly. I can’t wait to make something from this book, maybe several of all of them.

  51. I would use Stitched by Fig Tree. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  52. Ok, if I don’t win this book, I’m definitely ordering a copy. Which mini to use, I would close my eyes, open the book, and whichever pattern is revealed, that’s the one I would start with and the collection I would use is – Belle Isle.

  53. I’d like to see this mini in Beverly’s Enchanted Meadow collection, which I’m obsessed with right now.

  54. I would make the Love to Quilt mini with different Lori Holt fabrics. I have some large scraps that I think would be great for this pattern. 💙

  55. Ohhh, i would try the tula pink fabric we just got in the sew sampler box on this mini quilt but i love the citrus mini and I know i have some saved up oranges from all hallows eve! Would love to win this book ♥️

  56. I think I would use Nantucket Summer for this mini-quilt. I also like the blue and yellow mini-quilt with 4 squares. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  57. I love a scrappy quilt but am enjoying Awesome Autumn right now by Sandy Gervias.

  58. They are both beautiful. I have some 1930’s reproduction fabric that I have been hoarding for some time waiting for the right pattern. I think I have finally found it.

  59. I really like the citrus mini and the tulip & squares. I’ve been drawn to minis lately and would live this book.

  60. This would be lovely using Sanctuary by Moda. This floral pattern will really shine in these blocks. It would also be so sweet in 30’s prints for a baby quilt.

  61. I would make a couple of different mini quilts for the seasons. I would use Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelly for Moda, and Christmas Village by Katherine Lenius for Riley Blake. It looks like a really fun book.

  62. Received my book and LOVE it!! So many wonderful ideas. Love the way she uses embroidery. Can’t wait to try some.

  63. I love making mini quilts. They fit nicely in the small wall spaces all through the house. Not sure which fabrics I would use, I would need to see the book first, then the patterns would call to me.

  64. I love the white cross stitch background. I’m going to have to get some of that for the quilt I’m doing right now, along with the other dozen or so, lol

  65. I’d like to use Nantucket Summer fabrics. I’m excited to see what some of the mini quilts would look like.

  66. Okay anything little is awesome. Little quilts are just adorable and fun to make and look at. Stitched is my favorite fabric right now.

  67. The mini quilt with oranges (one of my favorite fruits) is adorable; I’d love to make it!

  68. I would use the Lori Holt Stitch fabric line since I’m currently enjoying making the My Happy place project (and I’m loving it).

  69. Love mini’s. Would love this book. I would use Nantucket summer fabric. Love the colors.

  70. I think either a Lori Holt collection, or maybe a nice fallish collection that was debuted in the last video, Clover Blossom Farms!

  71. Where to start? LOL! A Fresh Start or Spring Flowers with Liberty ofLondon? ..or Maybe with Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam? Hexie Flowers with Lori Holt’s Vintage Happy2? Walking on Sunshine with Vanessa Goertszen’s Love Note? Sew much fun!

  72. I have a collection of 1930’s fabrics and any of Bev’s mini quilts would be beautiful with them. I would love to receive the book as a gift.

  73. The cover quilt is the first quilt I will make–I have a huge crush on that quilt!!

  74. Anything Lori Holt’s fabric. The book is beautiful. I would want to make him all.

  75. I love the orange mini shown on the cover I have several kinds of citrus trees in my backyard and a lime tree my my front door. I can imagine not only a topper, but a runner, placements, and maybe a serger cover. Of course everything would have a scrappy vibe for the most interest. What a fun book.

  76. I love the sweet little quilt on the cover & the fabric used is just perfect! I do have some Apricot & Ash that might look pretty also!

  77. Being a farmgirl, born and raised, I love the barn quilt. I would use Nantucket Summer to make the patchwork quilt. Look.

  78. I would make the citrus mini quilt from the cover. My good friend is downsizing and a mini quilt that she coukd use as a table topper or wall hanging will make a great housewarming gift for her.
    This looks like a great book for me to use to create small gifts.

  79. I think there are a lot of beautiful fabric collections that would be awesome to use for these quilts. Any of Beverly’s Collections, Nantucket Summer, Stitched, Any of Corey Yoder’s fabric, & of course anything of Lori Holt!!

  80. Would love to make these mini quilts! Such a nice touch that she has added embroidery to them too. I would use the fabrics that I have received from my fat Quarter subscriptions.

  81. Love cherries , would use So Sweet pattern and make it red and white to look like cherries!

  82. Love Love to Quilt mini. I think any Minki Kim collection would be charming featured in this pattern.

  83. Love the mini quilts displayed in this book, and adding embroidery make them extra special!

  84. I would use Lori Holt Stitch or go through my stash, or something from one of my Sew Sampler boxes!

  85. I would love this book. I haven’t made too many small quilts yet but love the colors in your quilt.

  86. I think any of these would be perfect to use my scraps. Such cute little quilts, and I love to do embroidery.

  87. I would love to make any of the table toppers but I really like the one that looks like oranges and think it would look nice in Fig Tree and Co fabric.

  88. I need a Patriotic quilt so I would make it in red , white and blues and fill the squares with hand embroidered patterns.

  89. I will use the Kaffe Fassett Island Collection. His prints lend themselves perfectly to a larger block so you can really appreciate the beautiful patterns!

  90. I would use a collection of Halloween fabrics. It would be fun to use red, white, and blu, too.

  91. I would make the barn quilt with Lori Holt fabric (using up some of my stash). I love these mini quilts. What fun for all the different holidays.

  92. I would make the fruit mini quilt and hang it on my wall. All the mini quilts look cute

  93. I love all the patterns! I want to use Stitch Cottage Daisy Chain fabric to make a few of these! Thanks for the fun post and all the great ideas! ❤️

  94. What a cute book! Hard decision on what I would make. The barn probably but the house is very tempting also! Lori Holt fabric would be perfect. Thanks for a chance to win!

  95. What cute quilts. Love every one of the Mini’s. Never thought oof using a touch of embroidery . Makes them delightful.

  96. The sweet orchard really calls to me, the shapes and designs are just beautiful! And they’re are so many of @flamingotoes fabric designs that I would use I can’t decide!

  97. I love the quilt on the cover the So Sweet oranges…makes a happy cheery quilt. I think Lori Holt’s Prairie fat quarter bundle would be perfect for this mini.

  98. You Love to Quilt quilt is so adorable. I think it would make a perfect ne baby quilt!

  99. Oh my gosh!! Every time I try and order this book, it’s sold out! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!

    Pick me!!

  100. That book it so beautiful. Fast and easy projects for a beginner or advanced wanting to complete projects quickly. Thank you for sharing your talents

  101. Love both of the mini quilts you two made. Would love to try my hand at making a mini-quilt, and I would use Buttercup and Slate by Corey Yoder.

  102. I love mini quilts, especially when my daughter takes them for her stuffed animals

  103. I would use my leftovers scraps from The Spelling Bee quilt from Bonnie and Camille. Fat Quarter Shop is so generous with their kits that I have tons!!

  104. I fell in love with the citrus quilt first sight. Would use yellows, blues and greens!

  105. I would probably start with the citrus quilt but it was a very hard pick. I’ve never made a mini but have the perfect wall so I want to try them.