Completed 2013

Cool Charms Quilt

This quilt is one of a pair (the other is not yet quilted). They started as an effort to make use of leftover charm squares and orphan charm square packs (You know when you buy just one charm pack because you have to have some of the fabric line but you don’t have any plan? I seem to end up with lots of those.)

Cool Charms Quilt

I pulled the low value prints from each charm pack. Then I sorted them into warm and cool colors. This is the cool version, obvs.

Cool Charms Quilt

I’m all about big quilts at the moment so I did the math for a full/double quilt and added some more cool fat quarters from my stash to make enough charm squares. There are 19 squares in 20 rows – a total of 380 charm squares. {To make your own quilt this size, you’d need 9 charm packs plus 2 charm squares OR 32 fat quarters cut into 5″ squares.}

Cool Charms Quilt

I quilted it with my current favorite design – mod stems. It was tricky quilting it on such a large quilt but definitely worth the effort. I love the way it looks. I only wish I’d gone with a completely solid backing so the quilting were more visible.

Cool Charms Quilt

I had an informal poll here on my blog and on Instagram to help me choose a binding. The DS Quilts one I used and a navy polka dot were the overwhelming favorites. A light gray would have been my first choice but I wanted to use a binding I already had made.

There are so many different fabrics in this quilt that I had trouble listing them out below. Let me know if you spot any I missed.

Dimensions: 86″ x 90″

Fabrics: Bella by Lotta Jansdotter; Road 15 and Noteworthy by Sweetwater;, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Ruby by Bonnie and Camille; Simply Color by V and Co,; Punctuation by American Jane; It’s a Hoot, Freebird, and Wonderland by Momo; Flea Market Fancy and Greenfield Hill by Denyse Schmidt; Honey Honey by Kate Spain; Wild Thyme by Carolyn Gavin; Gypsy Girl and Tradewinds by Lily Ashbury; Circa 60 by Monaluna; Minny Muu by Lecien; Love and Midwest Modern by Amy Butler; Nest by Tula Pink; City Weekend by Oliver and S; Woodland Delight by Paula Prass; Cream & Sugar by Ampersand Studio; Goodnight Monkey by Erin Michael; Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey; Wheels by My Mind’s Eye; various 1930s repros

Pattern: Lisa Calle/Vintage Modern Quilts original design/It’s just squares!

Quilting Design: Mod leaves

Quilting Thread: Aurifil #2600

Started: July 2013

Completed: September 2013


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