Saturday, March 30, 2024

Charming Breezes - Au Naturel

Charming Breezes, a fast, fun charm pack table runner quilt pattern, needed a springy sample made up so who am I to argue : )

This 5 inch precut squares quilt pattern is one of my favorites to make up so it was no chore at all to whip up a new runner using Au Naturel from Wilmington Prints. 

Actually, I made two at one time using only 20 squares, a little bit of background, and some border fabric.


The only difference between these "almost twins" tablerunners is the border fabric. While I really like them both, I believe I'm partial to the lighter border. 

Au Naturel has been such a joy to make with. Something about the colors and prints that I really enjoy.

The quilting is organic wavy lines done with my regular sewing machine using a walking foot.

For the most part the quilting lines echo each other across the table runner but vary a little bit here and there where I felt maybe the lines were straightening out a little too much. 

When doing quilting like this I lengthen the stitch length to 3.0 to 3.5, loosen tension a tad, and lighten pressure foot pressure 2-5 clicks.

The movement that this gentle flowing quilting adds suits this pattern so perfectly.
Love it!

The Charming Breezes quilt pattern offers three lengths - 40", 60", and 80".

Quilted table runner quilts make the sweetest little quilt roll.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Just a Charm Pack Quilt - Au Naturel

The Au Naturel fabric line by Lisa Audit for Wilmington Prints is so so pretty!
The greens and purples are perfect for this Lenten season and the botanical prints are just extra perfect.

And here I am making with it within a couple weeks of purchasing. I think this is the "freshest" fabric I've made into a quilt : )

Have you ever had a project that you just loved everything about - the fabric, the quilt pattern, the quilting? Yeah, this is one of those for me.

The border combo is surprising me with how much I love it. I don't like to do borders on my quilts and usually I opt for a darker print to frame everything. The narrow purple and the wider white main botanical print and then the same purple binding are, well, perfect!

The quilt pattern I made up here is my Just a Charm Pack quilt pattern. This is Layout F; the pattern includes seven different layouts using just a charm pack (precut 5" squares) to make the main body of the quilt top. For my Au Naturel version here I added the optional borders to make it a little bigger finishing at 32" x 32". I think Layout F works best with a charm pack/5 Karat Crystals/Stacker of limited colors.

This little quilted wall hanging has my heart. I have really been drawn to botanical prints lately and this makes me smile.

The crosshatch quilting hit the inner border spot on. Another little bit to love : )

This little corner is one of my favorites - love these purple prints, the light green faded plaid, the borders. So good!

It fits perfectly on our dining room wall.

Simple Bella Solid Feather for the backing. Usually I do simple solid backing on my wall hangings and table runners. The backs are never seen. No use wasting "fancy" fabric there.

Straight line quilting on the diagonal in crosshatch fashion felt like the right choice. Spacing ending up being about 1 3/8".

Happy quilting, everyone : )