Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday charms!

I said I wanted to play with squares so I did. First I pulled out my Heather Ross fabric, including a bunch of HR charm squares I got on eBay a while back. I couldn't make up my mind what to do so I set them aside. Instead I pulled out these fun woodsy fabrics and some solids and started cutting them into 5 inch charm squares. Ta dah!! This is 32 by 36 inches. Kinda small. I'm deciding between making it bigger using more squares or putting on a border. Ideas??
I had all of these red/white/blue charms from an online swap so I pulled them out and randomly put them together. Honestly, how pathetic that two identical squares are next to each other. I'm not positive but it also might be the only fabric that is repeated. Again, it's kinda small. I don't have any more of these charms so I definitely need to put borders on it. And that's how I spent my Sunday folks. Now it's dinner time and I still need to go to the grocery store and fill my car with gas and put some laundry away and straighten up.............. It was worth it though.
I had a nice sewing weekend. How about you?


  1. your sunday quilts are simply charming and i bet fun to make

  2. Me too! I had a 4-day weekend & you know how rare that can be in the nursing world. I am putting my charm packs (that fabulous deal I picked up at Hershey Quilt Odyssey) to work in a pinwheel pattern - they are too cool!

  3. Lisa, I have lots of patriotic charms, I'd be happy to send some to you! I have 6 1/2" and 5". Would you like some? What size? How many? I probably sent you some of those you have.


  4. A piano key border would look great on the first quilt pictured, I think. And the second one? Lady, pick that row apart and FIX it! and then make it bigger with the charms JoAnne has offered and then add a border...and then you will have spent another productive day in your sewing room!

    Thanks! You've given me the nudge I needed to put together a charity "kit" I picked up from a local quilt shop. It is a mish mash of 5 inch squares that I've been trying to put together in some orderly fashion but you've shown that random can be wonderful.