Sunday, September 28, 2008
A charming quilt
I guess September was the unofficial Charm Pack month here at DQ. Sound the trumpets! I am so happy you joined me for the journey. To wrap up September, I am going to leave you with one last charm project, a quilt. This quilt is perfect for anyone, but I particulary liked it because it was a FAST project for me. We have recently had a big schedule change in my husband's work schedule. It has impacted us in many ways, and I just have little time to sew or I am too tired to care to sew. I bought this little laminated pattern and then realized I already had the 2 charm packs it called for and 1.5 yards of fabric. I was so excited that I actually started it relatively quickly. I started this project this week and away I went.
This quilt started with sewing charms together to make a 9 patch block in the center and surrounding it with a border. And then I surrounded it with a charms pieced border, followed with more border, and repeated. I am explaining this to you for the simple fact that because I used the brown colored charms, I think it really detracted from the pattern itself. Next time (and believe me, there will be a next time as I loved this pattern! It makes for a really quick gift.), I will be careful not to use the charms that are too similar in color to the border color.
I probably sewed for about a half hour for two nights, then I spent a couple of hours on it yesterday and the top was FINISHED. I felt so accomplished, that I think I am ready to start my next project, which is for the Polka Dots and Ric Rac Swap. I am very excited about my project that I picked. Here's just a hint, I am using some Michael Miller fabric.
If you are keeping track, I am nearing my 100th post and that will mean a giveaway not to be missed. Thanks for hanging in there with me while I am not getting as much blogging or sewing done as I did this summer.