Sunday, February 11, 2007

Charm Packs



I started this lap quilt over the holidays using the 5" charm packs we love to purchase. This quilt took 2 charm packs of Moda Chocolat to make the blocks. The only fabric which wasn't in my stash was the border and setting triangle fabric, I already had the chenille for the backing as well. I didn't use a pattern but simply used a 1 1/2" sashing and set the blocks on point.




Here is a picture of the chenille and the quilting I did. Oh ya...I didn't put any batting in this quilt. It's nice and soft and cuddly for reading a book in the afternoon. Aren't charm packs fun...?

Back to my sewing room, gotta finish the 4 patches.



New Comments added about block construction.
Here is an example of how the blocks were assembled. Sorry the fabrics are not the same as the finished quilt. I didn't cut the 5" squares, I used them "as is". The sashing is cut 5"x 1 1/2" for a 1" finished sashing. the centre square is cut 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
I did not prewash any of my fabric as I really like the crinkle look when a quilt is washed.
I hope this helps.

17 comments:

Carole said...

Oh that is a beautiful quilt. I just love those colors. Do you wash your charm squares before using?

Pam said...

Ohhh - that is a great setting. I love charm packs, I just discovered them and now have 2! But they are not the same ones. So you cut each 5 inch square in quarters?

http://www.quiltpox.com/patterns/Hugs/

That is the quilt pox free pattern site.

I really like the McCalls magazine site. It has loads of patterns.

http://mccallsquilting.com/

Hopefully the links work.

Carole said...

Sorry to write a note on your comment section, but I cannot seem to send you an e-mail. I like the way you lay out your blog entry. How do you post pictures and make comments besides each one? I tried doing it but somehow the system will not let me. BTW, I'm Canadian also from Montreal. I married an American ;o). Thanks

Sweet P said...

I love your lap quilt. It looks so warm, rich and inviting. Are you going to keep it for yourself?

Pam said...

Thanks for the added instructions. It is so hard to tell how big things really are in photos. I really like that setting and it suits those fabrics. I have a fat quarter package of those Moda fabrics.

Nicole and Phil said...

This is a really lovely quilt! i love the backing, I have never thought to use it before....very effective!
cheers
Nicole

Rose said...

Love the quilt and the quilting...now thats the way id love to machine quilt....more practice i guess!!

qwltnfool said...

Great quilt! The setting sure makes me want to pick up some of the charm packs now!

Penny said...

I've seen a picture of a similar quilt, but without instructions. It's a really lovely result, now I know how to make it.

Libby said...

Let's hear it for the gals that don't pre-wash *s* I do love just about everything about quilting, but there is a special joy pulling that quilt from the dryer all crinkly and warm. Love your project.

Nancy said...

I fell in love with the Chocolat line just after it came out and just had to have some. I like the way you put together you top with the charms. Just lovely.

swooze aka Suzette said...

Love it! What are the dimensions of the finished product?

Autum said...

So pretty!!

Beth said...

I just love your setting!! I have become addicted to those charm packs and now I know one thing that I can do with them...Thanks so much for the idea!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a nice setting that is .... great idea for all sorts of 5" square collections. Thanks for showing us how each block goes together, I'd have done it another way but this looks easier.

Norma said...

I love your charm quilt! Nice to see a fellow British Columbia quilter in Blogland!

Lesley said...

Just finished my version of your Charm Pack quilt! Thanks so much for the inspiration and instructions!