Fading Charms by Clairealex

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Fading charms
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-05-18T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-12-26T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

An online quilt guild link to a blog started this one. See the tutorial below from Wedding Dress Blue.
I modified it to crib size. Then instead of cutting squares, I decided to use the Keepsake Fabric Samples I had collected for 3 years; they were approximately 1 1/2 inches.  Because of the "approximate," I didn't even try to match corners...though some matched by accident.

Also I wanted other than beige, white, or black for the borders...had heard that "lime is the new neutral" and tested it. I think I found its limits.

12/21/14 I finally started quilting it. Daisy with echo in the center, circles in the 1-inch borders and ribbon candy in the larger outer border.

12/27/14 With great relief, I can say it got quilted and bound last night. I need some better photos than what I got using the sewing machine light! But it was a midnight finish, and I couldn't wait.

Pictures

Best corners ever
circles in green border "fade" too
Daisy design quilted in center
Top finished

Loves

quiltengineer

Comments

True

Love this and the size of those squares amazes me!

Clairealex

True At the time, it seemed it would save time cutting...but what I saved was spent sewing...Oh well, I'd intended to use those samples somehow for a LONG time. AND when I ran out and dug into a scrap box that hadn't been open for years I found samples labeled $3.00-$3.60/yd. I had to trim them to fit as they were rectangles, but one side was 1 1/2.

Sewnsew

I like the light zig zag up the middle rectangle and the lime....It's light enough to be a contrast and gives a bit of zing being lime.

Clairealex

Sewnsew Ironically, the zig zag shows up better in photos than on the quilt proper!

Sewnsew

Clairealex Murphy's Law strikes again!

twistedandloose

That is beautiful. If I just had more hours in the day to do all these fab quilts!

Charwirfs

Oh my! This is stunningly! Love the bright colors and all those tiny squares are amazing!

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