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Thread: I think I'm in love with Charm Quilts

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    I think I'm in love with Charm Quilts

    Instead of working on my QOM (quilt of the moment) I have been souring the web for eye catching charm quilts lol...I have already interrupted my work on this quilt to make a charm cross quilt and Burgoyne surrounded block. Now I am wanting to make another something charming lol

    Please post a link to anything interesting you have seen lately or before, that caught your eye. I don't need a pattern, just a visual.

    It must be a scrap or charm.....I am just in this mood lol.

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    I found one, I found one...

    http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

    do it with me lol

    That one is cute to Nan, thanks.

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    check out Missouri star quilt company, tutorial on falling charms. Here is my pic of it
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    I am working on a Falling Charms quilt now. It is so easy and fast. Love it so far!


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    check out Missouri star quilt company, tutorial on falling charms. Here is my pic of it

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    here is one I made with small squares.
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    I love precuts because you get samples of a complete line of fabrics. Usually will buy at least 3 charm packs for a lap quilt.
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    I love how the black and white 4 patches pull it all together.
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    here is one I made with small squares.
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    I love them all, so many good ideas. Rosyf, will be anxious to see your finished masterpiece. I just have one question, how does charm squares make the Trip around the world, isn't that done with strips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    I love precuts because you get samples of a complete line of fabrics. Usually will buy at least 3 charm packs for a lap quilt.
    I do LOVE your quilt! Will have to make one like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    I love them all, so many good ideas. Rosyf, will be anxious to see your finished masterpiece. I just have one question, how does charm squares make the Trip around the world, isn't that done with strips?
    I guess you can do the strips or squares. It doesn't matter to me as long as it is a scrap. I call them charming lol.

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    Oh I love all the ideas. Here is some I found. I found this one on the web somewhere and saved the pic. Then last night I went through some Mccalls mags and found it yayyyyyyyyyyyy

    I was going to do it my way but when I read the instruction it was totally different. I will start this one first and post pics.

    I love the effect. I can't wait to see how my fabric will make it look. I just got a bag of scraps from My friend Sandy yesterday and will be using some of those.
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    Then I found this one. It looks like it's a block of T's. I couldn't get a good pic of it but I can see the T's and it depends where you put the light and darks.

    I took Barbara Brackman's , Encyclopedia to bed last night and guess what I found? I found the Cross quilt I just finished in there and also this T one...so I can feel free to share what I do with them.
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    I thought this was interesting. She only uses the selvages off of the fabric.
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    Bunches of ideas on Pinterest, especially if you just need the picture.

    http://pinterest.com/lindenmb/charm-pack-ideas/
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    Here's one I did with a charm pack - used the solids in the pack to make the border. The pattern is in the Moda Bakeshop - although I altered it a bit for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    I found one, I found one...

    http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

    do it with me lol

    That one is cute to Nan, thanks.
    I love this one, I might try it myself, will put this on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    Oh I love all the ideas. Here is some I found. I found this one on the web somewhere and saved the pic. Then last night I went through some Mccalls mags and found it yayyyyyyyyyyyy

    I was going to do it my way but when I read the instruction it was totally different. I will start this one first and post pics.
    I just made a quilt from a picture, and I thought I could "do it my way" but I was wondering why the block had such a strange measurement. Later I figured it out. I was including the sashing into the block, and the block was supposed to be a quarter of four different blocks put together with the sashing. I learn from every mistake. I'm getting really smart. LOL
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    I love the charm, scrap quilts too - with all the travling we do it's so, sew easy to just pick up where I left off - kids and gK seem to like them the best too. Some I make "raggy" kids love the feel of them.

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    I asked this question about a month ago too and someone said to look at the Moda bakeshop and Pintrest. I think they probably have the best patterns. One thing I have noticed in patterns is that they cut the charm square and you end up throwing away fabric. I was raised by a mother who survived the Depression (yeah, I know this is a mini-history lesson) so now I usually adjust the pattern so that I don't cut and throw away. I bought huge amounts of charm squares from Missouri Star Quilt company and now am ready to start on them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    I found one, I found one...

    http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

    do it with me lol

    That one is cute to Nan, thanks.
    Wish I had seen this before I turned a bunch of 2.5 strips into a version of the Jelly Roll Race quilt last week. It would have taken a lot longer to make, but more interesting. Oh well, will save more strips for this one.
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    Jenny over at Missouri Star Quilt Company just posted a new tutorial:

    Window Pane 9 Patch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZfnR8K9rCs

    It's so gorgeous! And so simple!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4 just saw this from a question about 10in squares but it sure could be designed for any size square of fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    I asked this question about a month ago too and someone said to look at the Moda bakeshop and Pintrest. I think they probably have the best patterns. One thing I have noticed in patterns is that they cut the charm square and you end up throwing away fabric. I was raised by a mother who survived the Depression (yeah, I know this is a mini-history lesson) so now I usually adjust the pattern so that I don't cut and throw away. I bought huge amounts of charm squares from Missouri Star Quilt company and now am ready to start on them too.
    My mother didn't survive the depression, but was raised by a widow in Italy where she was taught not to waste *anything*!! It's amazing to see Charm pack patterns where there is soo much waste and cutting. I thought the idea was to do LESS cutting.

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