Ever get inspired by a quilt and it sticks with you?
This quilt by Amy of Badskirt did just that. So simple in design, but I love (and had) most of the fabrics. Just needed enough substituted and added to call it my own.
And while you are bothering to cut fabrics, why not just make two quilts, eh?
I will not lie, it took me a load of fabric elimination to come up with the boy one. The girl combo came much easier. My pile of toss out squares grew and are now destine for a scrappy charm quilt all their own at a later date.
I think sometimes I am so anxious to move onto the next new idea in my head that I cast aside the simple love of a square. My Modern Charm Class gave me the perfect excuse.
I needed these both as class samples soon and made a visit to my friend Sandie’s for a date with her and her long-arm. We originally planned on placing them side-by-side so I could quilt both at once, but decided they each needed their own quilted personality.
The girl one got what I call “happy clouds.”
The boy got a spiraling circle.
You can see the quilting a little better from the back. I pieced in some leftover squares to bring the backs to the square size.
The bindings are divine. I love to cut into something waiting patiently in my stash.
The only fabric I was in need of was a few squares of the pink vans, so I called in to one of my peeps. Thanks Amber for the vans, but mostly it was really fun to finally meet you! xo
::Whole Cloth Quilt Finishing Class:: $85 Thursdays, October 18th and the 25th from 6-9 at the West Seattle Fabric Company.
Quilt top, batting, and a backing…baste, quilt, and bind! Learn the essential basics of finishing a quilt without piecing a thing! Create a simple crisp modern baby quilt while learning the process. Quilting designs with a walking foot will be a covered. Walking foot required.
Those are very cool. Love that they have a sort of “sugar and spice” and “snakes and snails” quilting difference…
And yay for meeting blog friends in person!
So fun right!
Lovely twin-ish quilts! btw, Amber & I, along with my Rachel & Megan of Lucy & Norman traveled back from Sewing Summit together….heard about your fun outing to Kathy’s shop! 😉
can’t wait to here about your trip! xo
Judy Blinkenberg says
First let me say these are Great! Fantastic! And just Wonerful!! These are the kind my husband likes. Can you give me the block size? Are they 5″ or 6″ squares or larger? I would love to make something like this if you wouldn’t mind.
You said charm squares so I’m not sure. I don’t want to make them so busy. Yours are just perfect, maybe it’s the fabrics, but I sure like them!
I started with 5″ squares. I find a larger print, some almost solids and then the small prints help it along. Of course you could make one, this type of design belongs to everyone. I have a collection of charm quilts here:
They’re amazing and perfect for snuggling under in the colder months! How long did they take to make?
These are quick. Once squares are cut, it takes maybe two hours to piece into a top. The quilting was quick because I used my friends long-arm.
Refreshing to see such a “Wow!” impact from a simple pattern! Great use/positioning of colors, especially on the girl quilt – those are not easy to blend, even when they are part of a fabric collection! Inspiring 🙂
Little Wooden Shoe says
Love scrappy quilts, they are easy to make and they get rid of all those scraps which keep taking space that would be better for new fabric ; )
Very charming! Love the quilting on both of them. This is a modern classic. I bet it’s hard to stop at only two…
Susan Lock says
I soooo wish I could take one of your classes!! Sadly for those of us who don’t live in Seattle it can be difficult/ impossible. I just recently took a class from Elizabeth Hartman on Craftsy, is this something you could do… I think you have an incredible gift that should be shared…
Would love to have the time to put something together, but I have a day job as well as teaching and caring for family. In the future…
Charms do the trick every time…
They are so adorable! Love, love, love the quilting!! And I had the BEST time – thanks again!!
An Amber comment!? Missed them and you!
Those are just beautiful! I’ve been a bit intimidated by quilting *blush* but seeing peices like this really inspire me to move past that fear! Thanks for sharing!
Reblogged this on The Baker and candlestick maker and commented:
So comforting just looking through this blog.