Wednesday, January 7, 2009
valentine charm quilt
So I did exactly the opposite of what I said yesterday. I started a new project before finishing the old ones. I bought the moda candy kisses charm pack and the scrap bag. I have used the charm packs before but never tried the scrap bag. Basically inside the bag is 40 coordinating fabrics that measure about 3" by 40" and are the selvages. It works out great for longer pieces. The charm packs are 5" square so I put them in the middle. I cut 2- 2.25"x 5" strips and sewed them on either side of the 5" charm then cut 2- 2.25"x 8.5" strips and sewed them to the top and bottom so you end up with 8.5" squares. In this charm pack there are 37 squares and I ended up using 35. I also used some off white fabric to use to make the quilt a little bit bigger. I will use all the extra scraps from the strips I cut to piece the binding. I just need to figure out what I am going to use for the back. I have decided that I need to have a quilt for every holiday. Now I have a huge pile of pretty selvages that I need to figure out how to use them. Crazy mom Quilts did an adorable selvage checkbook cover that I might have to duplicate.