It's time to take a break from my current projects and make a quicky just for the sake of needing that quilt finish satisfaction. If the quilt is given away then it's double the satisfaction. So when I saw Julie's Challenge this morning I knew it was the perfect project. Of course you've probably already seen the free pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop Blog.
Julie's@TheCraftyQuilter has a clever way to make two small quilts with this pattern.
Since this is a challenge and you might need a little push to get you motivated she's also offering a give away. Now I've got your attention, huh?...LOL!
For my version of this challenge I'll only be making one quilt to share with a friend. After digging in the stash I found a partial charm pack
of 24 squares
and added 1 coordinating fabric from my stash making
a total of 25 printed charms.
So I had to re-size the pattern. Starting with
(5) 5" charms and
(5) 5" white charms
Marking 1/4" away from center on each side as shown below.
Stitching just inside both marked lines
Cutting them between the 2 stitched lines.
Squaring up the HST's to 4 1/2"
Trimming the remaining 20 printed charms to 4 1/2"
and (6) 4 1/2" white charms.
This pattern can be re-sized to any size charm square. For my borders I cut 3" strips. The finished mini quilt will be 29 1/2".
See you tomorrow with the big Little finish!
~ Lea Anne ~ `