1. Robert Kaufman No Prints Allowed Kona Challenge, 2. hey halloween!, 3. LAMQG – solids challenge quilt, 4. Katie’s Challenge quilt, 5. Momo Its A Hoot Quilt and Patchwork Cushion, 6. Snowball Quilt top, 7. Applique circles quilt, 8. Patchwork Pips Front, 9. 1st layout for clamshell quilt, 10. far far away squared quilt top, 11. Poseidon Quilt, 12. Lizzy House quilt, 13. Double disappearing nine patch, 14. Mug rug quilted awaiting binding, 15. Pink and Green Patchwork Quilt, 16. Simple Squares Baby Boy Quilt
I’m sure I’m not the only one is who is tempted to buy charm packs of my favorite lines. And then sometimes, they sit languishing in a bin, because I don’t have a specific project for them or I haven’t found any inspiration yet. Well, look no further! I went through flickr and found some really fun charm pack friendly ideas, from the simple to the intricate. Charm packs work really well for charity quilts, which I think should be tasteful, fun, and well made. I don’t think you have to spend hours upon hours on them, but you can. I don’t think you have to use your favorite fabrics, but you can. I try to work with what I have when I make charity quilts, and make sure I would be happy to give it to a neighbor or co-worker. I don’t like spending a lot of time planning the quilts, I would rather just sit down and start sewing! Therefore, square in square, coin quilts (Amanda Jean of crazymomquilts
has a great tutorial
on the Moda Bake Shop), patchwork, and other simple patterns work well for me.
The MQG Robert Kaufman Solids Challenge Quilts pool also has a lot of great quilts in it that are charm pack friendly. I might be a bit biased, but I think these two challenge projects made by my sisters Sam and Amber are particularly fabulous! (pictures are from Brooke/Pitter Putter Stitch’s flickr photostream, click on them for more info)
Note: Hurricane Irene at the Swim Bike Quilt house–we are good. Our power hasn’t even gone out. If you know my neighborhood, you know how shocking that is! I know that isn’t the same scenario for everyone–according to CBS, almost 3 million people are currently without power, among other things. Stay safe, folks!
Monday, September 12-Wednesday, September 21–Quilting Techniques
Wednesday, October 12- Machine Binding Tutorial
Wednesday, October 12-14 – 2nd 100 Quilts for Kids Link Up
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