This is for a baby quilt called The Snuggs. So named because it is the maiden name of my friend I am making it for, and I have always been in love with her name LOL.
Now, if any of you are lucky enough to be members of Pink Chalk Fabrics' Charming Solids Club, then this is tailor made for you as I designed it with that in mind. For anyone who doesn't know about the club, you receive 2 charm packs and 6 fat eighths of co-ordinating solids every month (actually a 10x22 cut). Sadly, I also have to tell you that the club is at full membership at the moment.
List of ingredients for the quilt top:
1 charm pack
6 fat-eighths of co-ordinating solids
1 yard of a neutral
sewing machine (or needles if by hand)
This will result in a quilt 37"x43"
(You will use less than these amounts, but I always appreicate having more)
My ingredients (I only am using the one charm pack)
Choose 15 charms to be the focus and 15 to cut in half to frame the focus ones.
At this point I like to go to my design wall (a yard of flannel) to decide on the arrangement I like best.
Then proceed to sew each half square on its' side of the main one with a 1/4" seam
Iron your seams. I prefer to do open, but I leave you to choose what way works best for you.
Now cut your solids into three (3) strips of 3"x9" per colour. Arrange them as you see best with your charm rectangles.
Take a random, but cute picture of your cat. (Hi Opie!)
Then cut six (6) strips from your neutral fabric 3.5"x37". (You may want to measure your length to make sure it is the same as mine)
Attach four of the neutral strips one at a time to the charm strips.
Attach one neutral strip to the top and one to the bottom. Voila! You are now done your quilt top!
Now in PDF format!
I haven't shown you how to quilt or bind as I am assuming you know how to do that, and if you don't, I am probably not good enough yet to show you :) I am planning to bind mine in white with bits of the leftover solids thrown in.
Now for the giveaway!!!
As I said earlier, my charm club membership includes two charm packs... I am giving away my extra charm pack of Domestic Bliss!
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me how to improve my tutorials. I am writing for you so I need and want all the feedback I can get!
The giveaway is open until April 25th. I will pick a winner and contact them on April 26th. No-reply blogger = no winner, so please leave your e-mail in the comment if you think you are one.