~Pickle Dish Mini Quilt~ The Mini’s Blog Tour



Hi everyone!! My name is Cindy and I’m the gal behind Raspberry Sunshine.  I design, sew, and sell handbags for a living but I am also slowly learning how to quilt.  When I’m not sewing, I am usually spending time with my family and friends or tinkering with my vintage sewing machines.

I am honored to be one of today’s The Minis Blog Tour participants.  If you’ve been following along, April 25th started the tour with 2 bloggers and their mini’s. Each day we’ve seen 2 more and boy they are all gorgeous! Friday we saw Kate Basti and Kate Lyons mini’s and today (besides me!) you’ll see Lucy’s mini too.


Here’s my mini!  This is the first time I’ve done a mini so it’s a tad larger than 25″x 25″.   Essentials II Fabrics and Dare Fabrics are featured and I used a beautiful tutorial I had bookmarked last year from Red Pepper Quilts.

The pattern is a variation of a Pickle Dish using a combination of a Quarter Star Block and a Drunkard’s Path Block.  Her tutorial is perfect for any skill level so it came together rather quickly.


I would love to try these blocks again in quilt size.  Imagine all the different fabrics you could use!


Now that I’m finished with this little pretty, I need to find somewhere to hang it!  I also noticed as I was finishing up that I had a ton of scraps in various sizes that could be used, so I whipped up this little carrying pouch! Better yet, I’m going to raffle this away to YOU!


The finished size is about 7″ x 6″ and features all the prints used in my mini as well as my favorite go-to natural linen. I added a removable strap so you can pack it away for a trip or use it for a day out.

If you’d like to try and win this cutie, enter by leaving a comment below!

Thank you so much to Pat Bravo  for letting me create my first mini with your beautiful fabrics! I enjoyed every minute.  If you want to see more minis head here!  Have a great Monday. xo Cindy
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  1. your mini is adorable. i love the mix of fabrics you put together
    that little pouch is so cute. Thanks for a chance
    Is the rafflecopter supposed to work?

  2. Great way to put those little scraps to practical use! Your mini really showcases those pretty Pat Bravo fabrics.

  3. Love your Mini! Great job!! & the Pouch is AWESOME!!! Would be honored to win something you have made!!! Thank you for the chance!! 🙂

  4. These fabrics are perfect for a mini like yours and you used such a great combination of blocks! It’s a beauty. Speaking of beauty, I’d use the zippered pouch for a travel make-up bag.

  5. I love your quilt! It makes me want to try my hand at mini’s. The wristlet is quite lovely to, thanks for the chance to give it a new home 🙂

  6. What a great mini. The colors and patterns play so well together. Love the zippered pouch also. I sold my stash of zippers long before I was interested in making bags and pouches. Now all I want to do is make them. Gotta stash zippers again.

  7. So darling and a great use of scraps. I love scraps — especially other people’s. It’s great to play with somebody else’s choices — pushes me out of my own comfort zone! I love what you did with the miniquilt also — the mixing of different blocks along with the mix of fabrics. A great achievement, even if it did grow up to be a mini-plus!

  8. Cindy, it’s wonderful to meet you via your Blog.
    Whipping up a few mini quilts for my sister to hang on the door of her new home. Pink is missing from my stash, and well I just love Pat Bravo’s collections too. I’d have to hang onto some for me. Thank you.

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