Sunday, May 13, 2012

The rest of session two

Back again with the rest of the session two charm projects. When the book Country Threads goes to Charm School came out I had to have it right then. I had that big pile of charm packs and the book motivated me to start stitching with them. Then I thought if I have all these charms and nowhere to go other quilters must too. Right? So I proposed the idea to the boss and started sewing. It took a long time, but the program finally got off the ground. I have had a great time slashing and stitching up all those charms. In the shop we took all the pieces we have at the end of the bolt and made charm packs. I took them all home and sorted and stacked and tied them all up. We gave those little bundles away as door prizes.
This cute little quilt was in the book that got me started. It was the first project that I made. I loved the William Morris fabric line and this pattern was a good one for it. Easy to make. Fun to throw on the table or as a wall hanging.

This was in that book too. A little yo-yo table square. I love seeing those antique yo-yo quilts, but I will probably never make that many yo-yos so, this is a mini version. (In my mind anyway). These charms were from the collection Awesome. Might end up on my table this fall.

The next little quilt is actually a doll quilt that is in the book Return to Charm School. That book came in just as the charm program was about to start. Of course I had to make some of the little projects from there too. ;)  I rescued the doll bed from my niece. She was going to toss it  or donate it. So I took it home. The little quilt uses only a half of a charm pack, so you can get two from one charm pack.

Snug as a Bug is a pattern from the Bake Shop. I thought it was going to take a long time because there a lot of pieces, but it went really fast and is easy sewing. The pattern calls for two charm packs, and that includes the applique. If you have a charm pack that has more girl colors and boy colors you probably want to get two of them. If the colors are gender neutral one pack will do and you might need some scraps for the applique.
There is one more quilt, but it is at the shop. I will try and get a picture of it soon so I can share it.

I have more cool stuff to tell you. Be back soon.
Happy stitching


  1. I think we all end up with charm packs - they are so cute and small and easy to buy, and then they just pile up on the shelf! These are some great projects, and that's a great idea you had to create a charm club! Snug as a bug is an adorable quilt.

  2. Love your projects, and your idea is great;) That snug as a bug quilt is adorable;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  3. All of the quilts are just adorable! What fun to play with all that fabric. Have a great Mother's Day!

  4. You are always coming up with the cutest ideas! Glad you shared project from those books! Looking forward to the next batch! ---"Love"