I’ve been busy cutting and trading charm squares. The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild conducted a charm square exchange and then I’ve been exchanging with friends to add some print variety to my charm collection for an upcoming Value Quilt Workshop.
We’ve been pulling a single color and cutting 6″ squares for the trade. Red, pink, orange, yellow and purple have been covered. Grey tomorrow. I’ve been destashing some extra sets here and there on my Instagram if you are looking to bulk up on some extra of a certain color.
Some of those charms have made their way into this stash quilt. How delightful to see all the fabrics from my stash and others in a single quilt, no control on color, just value.
Now that I have a few of these value quilts, it’s nice to gaze at them and see the fabrics that have disappeared from my stash. A Value Quilt is really a great tool to archive a fabric stash.
Since it kept growing and growing, finally finishing off queen size I decided that an all over quilt design was the way to go and made a date with Sandie to use her long arm. I’m not even sure what this design is called, but it seemed so fitting.
This was my first foray with wool batting. I like it’s loft. It has little grip on the quilt top like cotton, so it will take some practice like all new things.
I considered serging the edge before applying the binding to help with the shifting, but ended up just going the regular route with little trouble. This Aneela Hoey print was stuck in my head as the binding.
This Alexander Henry Smitten Kitten print has been hiding out in the stash for ages. I picked it up for $6 yard on Ebay ages ago. I’m still stashing the blue color way for another back.
It’s actually a print that I would have happily used solo if the yardage was ample, but it needed some width, so I added the blocks.
With the nights in Seattle still being comfortably cool we’ve already gotten some use out of this quilt.
Happy Father’s Day everyone! I’m going back to bed, because I got up way too early.
Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!
Lisa Lisa says
Wow! It’s beautiful! And what a great idea with the charm square exchange Might steal this idea for our MQG 🙂
Paulette Doyle says
Gorgeous!!! Scrap happy if ever there was one!! Well done!
Jans Art Quilts says
Your quilt is so pretty. My daughter, Keala owns the Jet Fuel Espresso coffee shop near the airport in Seattle. If your are by there, tell her I sent you.
By the way, Your photographs really show off your quilt. I haven’t got the hang of that yet but I am working on it. I love the idea of the charm exchange and wish I lived closer so I could take a workshop but I live in So Calif.
Thanks Jan! I have loads of family in Southern California, so maybe someday we can coordinate.
Great quilt – I love the fact that there are so many prints in it. And it sounds like you were able to use up lots of scraps as well, front and back, which is always a good feeling.
So in love with this quilt!!!!
It’s a gorgeous quilt!
Beautiful quilt! This would be a good quilt to use up some of those scraps!
Sarah M. Ehret says
Sarah M. Ehret
This is one supercute quilt! I just love it!
Linda Fleming says
I’ve been eagerly following your posts the last few months. Your quilt is just fabulous! The over-50’s class I’ve been going to the last few years has had a charm swap on a regular basis and since I’m a squirrel by nature, I’ve been storing the 30 or so charms from each swap in a shoe box. Each swap was different – we exchanged stripes, spots, florals, black n’white, tone on tone,pastels, geometrics, patriotic – I guess that’s all I can recall for now!
So, following your directions on choosing pairs of squares based on value,
for the last few months I’ve been busy sewing 6″ squares together and making half square triangles. I decided not to use the black n’white and patriotic charms. What fun I’ve had arranging and rearranging the others on my design wall.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Would love to see your finished quilt!
On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM, SEW KATIE DID
Absolutely gorgeous!! Great job! I bought for the first time a few sets of mini charm packs and I can’t wait to make something with them. I’m thinking of either a doll quilt or a crib quilt. Fun! 🙂
Wonderful lesson on color value. Thank you!
Wowee! I love the front, the back, and the quilting! It’s a beautiful quilt! 🙂
Cheryl Arkison says
You are so right about a value quilt being a treasury of the stash. So right.
Where can we find this pattern? Love it!
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In love with this quilt, its colorful and joyful :p
Really stunning and expresses total happiness when I see it! Love the back too.
Inspiring project! It just looks beautiful!
Gwen Whipple says
I finished my table runner. I was probably the only one in the class on 9/25 that made my double trouble blocks into a table runner (now you remember me). I want to send you a picture of the completed project. Let me know how to do that.
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