Monday, January 5, 2015

Falling Charms

 Despite having the flu
(yes, the real flu)
And putting holiday decorations away,
And visiting with family and friends,
I finished two quilts that
had been waiting to be machine quilted.

Both of these
"Little Charmer"

"Falling Charms"

are a Missouri Star pattern,

It's a simple, fun pattern and
finishes fast.

I wanted to use up some more of
the line of fabric I had been storing for
about 18 years.

It's the Sandy Gervais line,
Pieces From My Heart,
that I had used last year for a
ABC sample,  Ewe and Me,

 offered by the Quilt Show.
It's on my list for 2015 to finish.

This one is a baby quilt for
 36" x 44"

my new great niece, Sophia.
I wasn't working with a charm pack
these squares were cut at 4 1/2"
and the strips cut at 2".
I didn't have anything left to
use in all
 4 borders so
each one is different.  
I love the look.

I quilted straight lines in the strips
diagonal connected flowers in the squares.

 I used a little stripe
for the binding.

The mini one
" Little Charmer"
22" x 22"
is for me.

This time the squares were cut 2 1/4"
and the strips 1 1/4".
 I quilted it the same as the other one.

After holding on to "that fabric" for so long
I needed something for me to keep.

And, yes, I still do have fabric left over.
I'm on the look out for something equally as simple
so maybe,
"that fabric" will make one more small quilt.

 Until Next Time-


  1. How beautiful! I just started making my first ever quilt! and I am so excited to have it finished. It will be a git for my Sister in Love... feel better Kyle :0) mari

  2. sorry to hear about the flu! Hope you are feeling better.
    Cute baby quilts

  3. Hope you are on the mend!! Your baby quilts are darling...perfect for wee ones!!

  4. Very cute baby quilts; I'm going to keep this pattern in mind for a baby quilt I need to make. Sorry to hear about the flu and hope you are feeling better.

  5. Oh, yuk! So sorry, you had the flu!
    Your quilts are very sweet. Looks like a fun pattern. I'm glad you treated yourself to a mini with some of that precious fabric. : )

  6. Well, you sure got a lot done in spite of being sick. No flu at our house (so far), but a nasty cold that lingers on and on and on..... I love the little flowers that you quilted - both quilts are so sweet. And I love the scrappy borders - I think I'm going to do a scrappy binding on a little quilt I'm working on. Great label...

  7. Hope you get to feeling better! Love your sweet looking quilts! It's so fun to make them in different colorways occasionally.:)

  8. Two very sweet quilts, I especially like multi coloured borders. I cannot believe you finished two quilts while you are unwell. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. I love the way you made a mini of the larger quilt including the same quilting. And of course I love the quilting, It's like daisy chains stitched across your quilt.

  10. A very sweet baby quilt! I love the quilting you did on it! I sure hope you are feeling better now!

  11. So sweet and the quilting is charming--perfect for a girly quilt!

  12. Love the floral quilting and they are both so fresh and sweet! Always nice to make good use of a favourite fabric

  13. I made a Missouri star pattern too! Two very sweet quilts. Sorry to hear about the flu. Hope you are feeling better. ;)

  14. Sorry that you got the flu. Nasty stuff.
    The ABC sampler is so cute! Is it for yourself or a grandchild?