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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charmed ....


I'm sure! Here is part of the reason, why I have not been in to much of a rush to catch up in the 9 patch quilt along. I splurged and bought myself a few charm packs. These came in the mail yesterday. A month ago, I bought one and really liked using it, until I realized I could only get 4 squares from each 5 inch square. Rather than making it scrappy, I decided with your advice to use yellow in the centre so they look a bit like flowers. Using the charm packs has been a great way to try out lots of different fabrics in one quilt, rather than have to make lots and for little cost. I am eager to start cutting these up and seeing the 9 patches I create with them.



By the way, here is my finished place mat. The fabric is Sunshine by April Cornell for Moda and the backing is leftover fabric I had from a quilt I made for my aunt. It is all the provincial flowers of Canada.


3 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love charm packs, it gives us a taste of everything, I also love your placemat, so very pretty

Ariane said...

I love the charm packs. You did a great job on the placemat too. Can't wait to see the nine patch blocks you make with the charm packs.

jaybird said...

i love charm packs... they are just like a little bundle of joy all wrapped up... and the place mat... too cute... i've been working on a quilt out of sunshine for a while now... one day i'll finish it!