Hi there!

Today I am sharing one of my favorite quilts. I am also submitting it to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side.  No voting on the quilt entries, just enjoying the quilts.  Be sure to stop by and see all the submissions.

 

This quilt was made with the Falling Charms quilt pattern with a charm pack called Perfectly Seasoned and was a Christmas present for my sister. I named the quilt Perfectly Seasoned because I just thought It was the perfect name! 🙂  I had closed my Runner Mania blog with the promise that I would share this next so here we are. The charm pack was from the Perfectly Seasoned Collection from Moda Fabrics and designed by Sandy Gervais. The Charm Pack included 42 5-inch squares.  This quilt top was so easy and fun to make thanks to the video tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

To make this quilt you will need:

  • Four Charm Packs (42 squares) or a layer cake cut into fourths
  • A jelly roll (a complimentary solid). I used white because I loved the crisp look.
  • 7.5 yards for the back – If your fabric is 42-inch wide you will need to cut 3 strips the width of the fabric and length at least 89.5.  Sew the strips together with horizontal seams. 
  • Binding will need approx 7/8 of a yard for 2.5-inch strips (10)
  • Batting
Size approx. 83″ x 96″
 Instructions:
1) Chain piece the charm squares to the jelly roll with a 1/4 inch seam – right sides together.
          Tip: Stack the charms next to the sewing machine and lay the strip out on the machine.  Sew the charms on the strip without cutting or removing the strip from the machine.
Once the strip is full and get another strip and keep adding charms until all the charms are attached. (There will be strips left over. These will be used later.)
2) Cut them apart, using a ruler, in order to get nice clean squares.
3) Press them open to the light side.
                     Tip:  I usually press to the dark side but in this case, it was easier to lift up the shorter   side and press to the light side.
4) Take your squares back to the sewing machine and put a strip from the jelly roll on the machine and lay the block on the jelly roll with the sewed edge to the left and a raw edge at the top.
5) Continue until all are attached.
6) Cut, trim and press open.
7)  Lay out the quilt alternating squares and sew them together.
      Tip: I take a picture of my layout in case something happens to mess it up.
I added a 2 inch border from 2.5 inch strips.
The binding was machine sewed on the front and hand sewed on the back.
To finish it I had it quilted by Cindy Sharp of Tops to Treasures Quilting with Festive Hearts by Anne Bright.

 My quilt on the longarm.

Festive Hearts by Anne Bright

Have a great week,

Eileen

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