Sunday, February 20, 2022

Just a Charm Pack Quilt

 Recently I have been in a bit of a sewing/quilting doldrum but still wanting to feel productive and make. Just didn't know what to make or what pattern to use, couldn't seem to settle on anything. One of my kids suggested I make something just for fun. With a little bit of reminiscing, I remember having a lot of fun making with just a charm pack of 5" squares. It's been ages since I made with just a charm pack.

It's so easy and fun! All you need to do is grab a charm pack, in this case Flirt by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics, pair up the lights and dark and make a bunch of HSTs (half-square triangles). HSTs are such a versatile block/quilting unit. You can literally spend all day testing out different layouts. My love for HSTs is still going strong : )

With no background or pieces to cut and no borders (I'm not a big fan of borders), this cute little quilted wallhanging went together so quickly.
Note to self: it would go even quicker if you remember to press seems open AFTER trimming up with the Block-Loc.

I even took a little extra time and quilted crosshatch straight-line quilting a little smaller than I usually do. Love it!

Don't you just love a good star center on your quilts, especially wall hangings or table toppers?
This simple quilt design (about 24" square) is perfect for the cute text prints and small prints of Sweetwater Flirt

Moda Fabrics black Marble for the binding. 
This little quilt is going in our master bedroom. Currently a black, red, white and gray check quilt resides on our bed and this is going to look just right on the wall.

If you find yourself in a bit of a sewing/quilting funk, grab yourself a charm pack that you like, make a bunch of HSTs, and before you know it you will have finished and quilted a cute little quilt that you can use as a table topper or a wall hanging.

Happy quilting, everyone : )