Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New Pattern: Mini Charm Fun - Daisy Quilt Runner


In April of this year I made up a quick runner using a mini charm pack (a pack of precut 2 1/2" squares) and a little bit of yardage. Initially I didn't intend to write up a pattern for this quilt runner, but after a few requests, I've decided that it's a must. You can see my first version of this quilted runner using Love Note Mini Charm Fun - Daisy here

As I wrote up the pattern for Mini Charm Fun -  Daisy, I made up this very cheerful version using Stitched by Fig Tree & Co for Moda Fabrics. Love the cheerfulness warmth of this fabric line.  

You can use scrap 2 1/2" squares, bits of jelly roll strips, leftover binding bits, etc. to make up Daisy, a mini charm pack quilted table runner.

While both of my versions of Daisy have a white inner border, I think it would look very sharp with the inner a solid or small print. Anyone want to make up a Daisy table runner featuring two prints or colors for the borders? 

Daisy is such a simple finish. It's so fun to have such little seam matching to do and the borders are a breeze. Such a joy to make, so relaxing.

The crosshatch quilting in the center with straight-line quilting in the borders turned out so nice.

It took a little more time than straight quilting across would have required, but I think the results were worth it.

It makes up a quilt runner 16" x 42". 

I would be thrilled to see what you make. Please feel free to share on Instagram using the tags #fddquiltpatterns or #daisyquiltrunner

Happy quilting, everyone : )


Sunday, September 4, 2022

New Pattern: Charming Barn Star

My quiltings goals for summer 2022 were perhaps lofty. Some still sit here in a little stack waiting for their moment (not to worries, lovelies; your moment will come) and some, through sheer grit and determination, shine on a bit in finished glory. 

Making with Stitched by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics was an absolutely must for this summer.
With just a charm pack (5" squares), a bit of border, and some background a new barn quilt for the wall is made.

I'm pleased to introduce Charming Barn Star, a new Charming Barn Quilt Pattern.
I was so set on it being a summer fabric line that I didn't see its full potential until it was hung on the wall.
In this quilted wallhanging I now see the blue-blue skies that are late summer/early fall and I think of sunflowers that are currently in there glory everywhere. Late summer/early fall is truly a very nice season.

Love the center of this quilt! It's such a pretty star.

Didn't quite know how to quilt this one so I didn't push it and kept the quilting very, very simple with 1"-spaced straight-line quilting.

For Charming Barn Star I decided to try a bit wider border. I'm never quite sure how to determine a good quilt border width. Here I settled on making the border block width. It gives a favorite print room to shine without taking over, I think.

It makes three sizes using either a charm pack, mini charm pack (2.5" squares) or a layer cake (10" squares).

Happy quilting, everyone : )