Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scrappy Sunday

Today I have another finish to share and a peek at a "new" UFO on my design wall.  Both are scrappy projects so I thought I'd combine them into one post for ScrapBasket Sunday.

Charm Quilt #5 is my 40th Finish in 2013 (UFO Finish #37). There is something about the mix of colors in this quilt that I really like... on the softer side with a few pops of color.
I think the walking foot waves in white Aurifil thread add to the soft feel and I found a mottled pink flannel to use with a pieced strip for backing.
There are so many fun charms in this quilt.  I love the vintage Holly Hobbie (does anyone else remember her besides me?) and the clothing prints in the above photo.  The bright ladybugs and the vintage chairs are fun set next to each other too.
Who can resist this section... adorable soccer girls, rabbits, girly accessories, dragons, happy computers and farm animals on chicken wire... anyone?
This quilt will be donated to Project Linus along with Charm Quilts #1-#4 the next time I'm in the town where I drop them off. I'll try to remember and take some pictures after they are washed and ready to go.

After I finished assembling Mod Art into a flimsy last week I needed a new UFO on my leader/ender section of my design wall. After a look through my UFO Drawers I pulled this one out. The block is called "Prints Charming" and is yet another way to use HSTs. Each block uses 1 dark, 1 light and 2 light/medium 5" charms.
During the course of the week I sewed together the remaining charms which were already put in pairs. I have to say that I am LOVING this color palette so much! I put them on my design wall in a different layout than in my UFO Collection picture. Now I'm tempted to flip them around so I can see them all laid out with the light diamonds and decide which layout I like better.
I'm also contemplating whether to make it bigger for a keeper quilt or donate it to Project Linus. Decisions, decisions!

With football season underway I need to start keeping some TV watching projects around... like sewing the binding down on this Schnibble "Gentle Art which is a WIP from last spring.
I'm linking up to Scrap Basket Sunday@Kim's Big Quilting Adventure and Slow Stitching Sunday@Kathy's Quilts.
September Finishes


  1. Prints Charming is so pretty. I love the purple, green, teal fabrics.

  2. All of your quilts are lovely!!! I really should get off the computer and work on my current quilt! lol!!

  3. Love the color combination in the HST! I have a bunch I am making to practice accuracy. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love your binding photo...looks so pretty and inviting.
    I would sure enjoy stitching that striped binding down!
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. I remember those Holly Hobbie fabrics--I think I have some around here somewhere! Your charm quilt is great, and I love the HSTs too.

  6. The purple and green color scheme made me think of lilacs and iris. It says spring. So pretty. I have my binding project ready and waiting for the Vikings game to start. Binding clips are on and my needle is threaded.

  7. You have so many wonderful fabrics. I love how you use the colours in your quilts.

  8. You have been a busy lady! Love the charm quilts. Now I know what to do with all those scraps.

  9. I like to use the wavy quilting lines for the preemie quilts I make. Fast and easy.

  10. Love your little quilt, especially the stripped binding. At first it looked as if you had done the blanket stitch! Too cute!

  11. Yes, I remember Holly Hobbie...I made my daughter (who is now 37) a Holly Hobbie quilt and curtains for her bedroom when she was a little girl.

    The second quilt looks like a Broken Dishes pattern. I've made a couple of Broken Dishes quilts and I love them.

  12. I remember Holly Hobby. My SIL went to a fancy dress party dressed as her in the late seventies. Love both the finished quilt and the quilt on the design wall. I think I'd go for the light diamonds but either way works well.

  13. I remember Holly Hobby - and think of her every time I read Toot and Puddle (author has the same name!) to the kids. Great quilts and love the binding on your quilt. The colors in the charm pack is wonderful. I'd be tempted to keep it.

  14. Yes, the purple and green project is a beauty!

  15. Wow! Another super cute charm quilt! I love the soft colors too. I totally remember Holly Hobby. Love those cute little ladybugs and suns. Congrats on another great Linus quilt finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E


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