Thursday, 12 June 2014

I Spy a Charm (A Finish)

This is a single bed (twin) quilt made using my "I Spy a Charm" pattern, which is based on my popular "On Nanny's Lap" pattern.  The block borders are very bold in this quilt, much bolder than in either of the "On Nanny's Lap" quilts I made which you can see here and here

It uses many of the fantastic Charley Harper prints, and I will definitely be making many more quilted items using these prints.

I quilted the negative space in an all-over meandering, and left the blocks unquilted.  I may have to do some sort of quilting in the blocks, to make sure the batting doesn't misbehave.  Does anyone have any experience with batting shifting over time due to not enough quilting? 

The back uses left over bits and bobs framed in the same dark brown as the front.

The pattern is in it's final stages of testing and will soon be available in my Craftsy store. If anyone is interested in testing this pattern, or my Wonky Pods pattern, please email me.  I'm hoping to have more pattern reviewers (a reviewer proof-reads the pattern but may not make the quilt) and pattern testers (a pattern tester would make either a block or the whole quilt) go through it before releasing it.

Quilt Stats
Finished Size: approx 57" by 80"
Pattern:  "I Spy a Charm" (available in my Craftsy store) 
Fabric: Various organic Charley Harper by Birch, a generic dark brown for the block borders with a red for the accent block.   Background fabric is Moda Bella Ivory.
Backing: Moda Bella Ivory with framed oblong blocks placed one-third in from the right.
Binding: Brown mini dots from my stash, with an accent strip in red (both from Spotlight)
Pieced and quilted by: me
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  1. Looks lovely! What a sweet fabrics and your quilting is great too.

  2. Ooh, I love the colors in this! The pops of red are divine! Lovely work!

  3. This is such a beautiful quilt. I love how the borders make the individual blocks stand out, and the pops of red in the single block border and the binding are really stunning.

  4. This is a great quilt design to highlight the fabrics used.

  5. I was really liking the front and then you flipped it and showed us the back, goodness I'm in love!

  6. Charley Harper prints are some of my favorites. They work well with your quilt. Nicely done!

    1. thank you! Did you know you are a no-reply blogger?

  7. Lovely! I tend to work with batting that can either be unquilted for 8"-10", so I would suggest finding out what your batting calls for. I like the bold black borders - beautiful framing!

  8. What a great pattern...and you made it look so wonderful. Pinned....thank you for sharing.

  9. You make me so inspired to get more modern, love your work!

  10. Charley Harper prints are among my favorites. This was a great use of the fabric.


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