Project Quilting 6 Challenge 6: Isn’t That Charming?

21 03 2015

It’s time for another Project Quilting challenge! Here’s the finished product (front and back).

18The challenge required that we use charms (5″ squares), so while at the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show in Sun Prairie WI last weekend, I had an excuse to browse the vendors. (Ok, well, I didn’t actually need an excuse. Checking out new prints is just FUN!)  A pack of Moda New Muslin Mates ended upcoming home.charmThings went smooth with assembly, but the quilting? Not so much.  After having it almost done, I got honest and admitted that … just yuck.  So all of the stitches needed to come out.
The seam ripper is your friend!10
After simplifying things a bit, I’m happy with the result. All of the charms in the pack were used (plus 3 white squares) for the font, back, and binding.

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The hexes were made from a circle using a technique demonstrated here.

The hexes using this method don’t come out with sides quite as equal as when a template is used, so “Wonky-ish Hex” might be an appropriate title for this quilt.

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Thanks to Kim for another season of Project Quilting!

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3 responses

22 03 2015
Kim 'Van Grunsven' Lapacek

oooh! This is fabulous! I’ve had the urge to play around with some black and white in my piecing lately … Love what you came up with!

PS … I know exactly where you’re moving too! Can’t wait for your housewarming party!

24 03 2015
QUILTArtbyMegan

What a cool wonky-hexies technique. The color palate and fabrics are super-modern. I like ’em. Sucks that you had to rip the quilting out but sometimes it’s just the right thing to do… rather than ending up with a piece you don’t like.

25 03 2015
Kylie

I really like this! I’ve been stashing away blacks, greys, and whites too… this has me thinking.

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