Sunday, November 27, 2011
Oh those Christmas projects- and time is winding down. I have a couple of things going right now. One is a table runner made out of a Wrapped In Paisley Moda Charm Pack, precut 5 inch squares. The pattern is one of the three Little Charmers.
I'm not the best quilter, my lines are not always perfectly straight but I've only actually quilted a few times before and mostly on smaller things. My larger quilt was farmed out to a long arm quilter but I thought I'd do this one. The center is made out of half square triangles in half dark, half light patterns. Then you use a mixture of other dark colors to go around the half square triangles. Since I used a charm pack, everything matches.
I selected a small print maroon fabric for the backing. I now need to find something to bind it with. The backing is just folded over the front so you can see it against the patterns. It is not really stitched this way. (12/2/11) I found the binding material. It is the green with a small gold curl with tiny dots. It's part of the coordinating yardage that my quilt shop still had a little bit of. The same pattern as the backing but in green.
Here is what it looks like without binding. I will go to the quilt store Wednesday to see what they have available. This will probably be for Mom assuming it comes out ok.
I also had stashed away a couple of Moda Flurry charm packs that I'm making something out of. I haven't decided if it will be a lap quilt or something else. I saw an example on line using different material but she did use charms. There are quite a few possibilities depending on how you lay out the blocks.
You make a 9 patch using the varied patterns. Then you cut the entire 9 patch in half both ways so you have four 7 inch squares less any seam allowances. When you do, you will have one 4 1/2 inch square and then (2) 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangles bordering it. Opposite it, you have a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. A link to her tutorial is below.
Little Charmers 2
I hope your projects are coming along nicely!