I can now say that I’ve made two quilts! Yep, two whole quilts. This one was made using the pattern Charm Dash from Ms Midge. This quilt is not one to snuggle under with a hangover…it’s very bright! I even had trouble taking photos of it. I had the pink and green (Peapod from KONA) as well as a FQ each of the Alison Glass prints already in my stash. I needed to buy another FQ of each, but I was still happy with how much stash fabric I was able to use. While it is crazy bright, I think they all work well together. If you want to make your own Charm Dash quilt, Ms. Midge has her pattern on sale right now at Etsy and Craftsy.
My finished quilt is about 60″ (150cm) wide, using 4 x 4 pattern blocks and a 3.5″ border. I think this pattern looks great with a border because it brings focus to the blocks.
I had lots of fun quilting this. The pattern has nice big areas of negative space so you can really go crazy with the quilting. I decided to mimic the Penny print FQ and made a big ‘X’ in the middle of each section. I filled it in with pebble quilting. Pebbles look so pretty and are much trickier than I was expecting, but as long as I went slow they turned out pretty good. I meandered around the rest of the quilt, but made flowing loops around the border and more pebbles in the corners. The corners were an unintentional feature. I didn’t quite measure up correctly when cutting my border strips and I ended up one short. I had no pink fabric left, so used the scraps from the Petal print FQ to add contrasting corners on each of the borders. Considering they are an accident, I’m really happy with them.
The binding is a HST print from Spotlight. I used it as backing on my rainbow mini and as always, wish I had bought more of it because it looks great with everything! I’ve got a little square of it left. For the backing I used a blue bed sheet that I bought at the op shop. It was originally sky blue so I dyed it more of a teal colour. I was aiming for the same colour as the Penny print background, but it came out a bit lighter. I quilted this with Aurifil 2905, which is called ‘Army Green’. It definitely looks that colour on the spool, though in this quilt it looks more gold.
I am the last stop on the tour, so make sure you click through to see all the other versions of this pattern. It’s amazing to see the versatility! Melissa is also hosting a sew-along with wonderful Aurifil goodies for the winner so if you make a Charm Dash quilt, make sure you enter.
Friday 13th March – Things I Make
Monday 16th March – Vinelines Quilting
Wednesday 18th March – Raspberry Spool
Friday 20th March – Day Dreams Of Quilts
Wednesday 25th March – Me Being Crafty
Friday 27th March – Quilty Therapy
Wednesday 1st April – Kwilty Pleasures
Friday 3rd April – Gnome Angel
Monday 6th April – Sew Delicious
Wednesday 8th April – Things For Boys
Thursday 9th April – Final Post and Linky open – msmidge.com.au