Welcome to 2018…the year I actually get my act together and post more of the quilts I have finished and share more of the work I am doing. I am determined to get back into good habits…
To that end I am going to play catch up and share some of my finishes from last year starting with one of my favorite quilts that was made during the PMQG Charity Sew Days last year….
This quilt was made using hundreds of mini charm squares of Elizabeth Hartman fabric. Elizabeth is a member of our Guild and very kindly donated the fabric to the charity program.
The quilt is made of two alternating blocks – one starts with a patterned square in the middle and the other starts with a white square in the middle. I love the overall pattern these blocks make.
The colors from her fabric lines works so well together – we have bits of Rhoda Ruth, Paint Box basics and Pacific lines all together. I must admit I am waiting for Robert Kaufman to make a wide-back fabric from her butterfly fabric.
My quilt helper on this overcast day was my cousin who was visiting from Australia. Claire was battling with the size of the quilt and the wind this morning…
As always thanks to the army of people who help make these quilts… the volunteers that show up to sew, the wonderful long arm quilters who quilt these big quilts and to Elizabeth for her generous donation – last year we backed 18 quilts with her fabric, thanks to her donation.
26 thoughts on “A New Year and a new start…”
How lovely to see you back, and to hear that we’ll be seeing a bit more of you going forward. Love your squares quilt and the gorgeous fabrics it uses. As I type this, I’m leaning back against a certain fabulous Liberty butterfly quilt – I love it SO much, thank you, thank you! 🙂
I am so glad you are enjoying it. I need to dust off the dodgy photos I took of the finished quilt and share them.
Love this quilt! I always struggle with projects using mini charm packs, so might just have to make one of these as well.
Oh my, I love this quilt and all those Elizabeth Hartman fabrics! How lucky are you to be in a guild with her…gotta admit I’m a bit envious 😉
She is incredibly generous with her knowledge and her fabric!
Welcome back! Love this quilt. Any chance of a link to the actual pattern?
Sam I made the pattern up, using a log cabin as the basis for the block. I will do a post next week with the quilt math for each block for you.
Beautiful! Would love a link to the pattern.
Dory I made the pattern up – I was working from a log cabin block I had seen but when I had all the charm squares I decided to play and this was the pattern I came up with. It uses 2 1/2 inch squares of printed fabric and then white fabric cut into 2 1/2 strips (and then subcut). I will work on doing a breakdown of the block math and do a post for next week.
LOVE this quilt – it would be great in any size and, what a wonderful way to use up those tiny scraps. Kudos to your talented quilt holder for hanging in there to get great shots of it.
What a pretty quilt! The colors just pop, and I love the alternating blocks. How neat that she would donate the fabric. Looking forward to more posts of your work!
I love this quilt and how well it would work with scraps. Can’t wait to start one!
Beautiful!! I love your work. Thank you for sharing !
Lovely. Awesome use of mini charms!
stunningly beautiful! Nice to see your work again.
Such a cheerful quilt. I always save your posts for last when I see you’re in my feed. You know, best for last. What a treat to think I might get to see them more often, although I do understand blogging takes up a fair bit of time.
Robby I am blushing over here… thanks for the nice words.
Joining the “I love this quilt” chorus! Great pattern.
Love the scrappy quilt! So, so pretty! 🙂
Looking forward to more of your posts. This is lovely quilt – so nice of you-all to contribute to charity quilts that are so, so lovely. Happy New Year!
I am still cutting and saving squares from my scraps. One day, I will have enough to make something like this.
Mini charm packs help with this.