Today, I can finally show you one of the secret projects I’ve been working on! I showed a sneak peek a little while ago, and today you get to see the whole project. I am happy to be a part of the launch of a new pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. The pattern is called Starry Charms and uses charm packs with background fabric. This is Holiday Flourish by Robert Kaufman fabrics. I paired it with a golden Bella Solid from Moda.
Aren’t these prints luscious? I pulled a variety of lights, mediums and darks to make my quilt.
To make mine, I used a layer cake that I cut into charms.
There are some HSTs to be made and I used my favorite marking method to do them. I draw two sewing lines using a Quarter Inch Ruler.
Pretty soon, I had all the elements for the blocks.
Assembling the blocks, the stars appear.
With every quilt, there is something new to learn. For this one, the extra gold Bella Solid I bought was enough for the quilt backing from side to side, but not top to bottom. So I added strips to each side, cut away the selvedges, and loaded it on the longarm. I measured the top carefully, and found I needed a total of 6 inches past the seam line.
Dividing that in half meant positioning the top seam 3-inches down from the top edge of the flimsy. I measured and placed the top accordingly on both the left and right edges, making sure it was straight.
Now I am ready to quilt.
I used my only Christmas theme pantograph called Deck the Halls.
The bells and holly are festive and fun.
Quilting done, I bound it in red. The quilt is 48-1/2-inches square. I put it on the dining table to show.
See the Starry Charms complete quilt kit perfect for little ones at Fat Quarter Shop featuring Little Ducklings fabric prints by Paper and Cloth. To see the Jolly Jabber blog post on this pattern, click on ‘blog’ on the Fat Quarter Shop website. Enjoy!!
What colors would you use for a Starry Charms quilt?