Sunday, November 27, 2022

Charming Barn Star - Cinnamon and Cream

This is the latest version of Charming Barn Star, a simple charm pack quilt pattern featuring Cinnamon and Cream by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda Fabrics.

It doubles equally well as a table topper. 

Quilted table toppers and wall hangings add so much warmth and charm to a home.

So many options using a precut charm pack of 5" squares with just a bit of background fabric. Add a border fabric to frame out the quilt and you have a custom-made creation for your wall or table. 

Catching some late afternoon sunshine. At this time of year this corner of the dining room gets some amazing sunshine, when it does show itself. No matter which quilt I hang here, it looks so cozy and homey.

Straight-line quilting using my walking foot on my regular sewing machine makes for a quick finish.

The straight-line quilting here is about 1/2" spaced. I always loosen up tension a bit and lengthen the stitch.

Such a pretty finish using the lovely Cinnamon & Cream fabric line. If you love fall, you definitely need some in your fabric stash.

Friday, November 18, 2022

New Pattern: Sweetly Done Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern

Sweetly Done is a super fun quilt to make up - beginner friendly or a super quick finish for those times when "quick" is essential.

All you need to make your own version of Sweetly Done is a jelly roll (or cut your own 2 1/2" strips) and just a bit of background fabric. My sample quilt is made with this"cinnamon" roll of Cinnamon and Cream by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics.

The Cinnamon and Cream fabric line captures the light of autumn perfectly - warm, cozy, bright with sunshine. It was so lovely to work with this fabric line from Fig Tree and Company/Moda Fabrics during one of my favorite times of year, autumn.

After choosing from the five sizes available in this pattern, let the fun begin. I love mixing fabrics around until I'm pleased with the combinations. 


Stitch the strips together and slice 'em up.


Add in the background fabric (isn't this eyelet print from Cinnamon & Cream darling?) and voila! you have a fresh new quilt top with very little seam matching so the rows go together easy peasy.


For the quilting I used a wavy quilting stitch that's on my sewing machine. The family loves it. I guess it makes it extra cuddly : )

Usually I just use a solid white for background (solids are a little cheaper than prints ; ), but for my sample quilt of Sweetly Done I got some of the neutral eyelet print that is part of the Cinnamon and Cream fabric line. I love it! 

Backing is a flannel fabric by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. I believe it is part of the Autumn Gatherings fabric line. So, so soft! I like the depth of richness that it adds to the quilt.

This throw quilt (55" x 72" size) is already washed and in use and a new favorite.
I like this size - long enough to cover the toes but not overly wide to crowd the sofa/chair.

So glad I pushed to finish this quilt. The colors bring so much warmth and coziness to our home. 
We shall definitely enjoy it for a couple of weeks before switching to winter/Christmas.

It's written up for five sizes and can be made with precut jelly roll strips or 2 1/2" strips cut from yardage.

Happy quilting, everyone : )