InstructionsThis is a basic 'charm quilt' (a quilt where every square is a different fabric print--i.e. no two alike). It consists of 100 different fabric squares with a large center square with a appliqued layered heart motif. The quilt was machine quilted on a Gammil longarm quilting machine. The border is done in 'prairie points', all from more 2-1/2" squares.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Romantic, Traditional, Classic, Casual
assortment of 2-1/2" cotton print squares, cotton backing fabric, cotton solids for borders, Warm & Natural batting
What was your inspiration?
The quilt is a 32" square table topper. I love using up scraps of fabric. When I end up with a small amount of any fabric print, I cut it into 2-1/2" squares and store them for use later. This was a way to use up many squares. It is a 'charm quilt' (i.e. a quilt where no to squares are the same). The layered double heart applique in the center of the quilt adds eye interest and a 'color theme' to the quilt. It is bound using Prairie Points, all made from the stash of 2-1/2" squares.
What are you most proud of?
I enjoy all of the various fabric squares used in the quilt. Many have special meaning to me and my family. Others help me remember quilts I made for others that are long gone from my inventory.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Start amassing 2-1/2" squares, or whatever size square you feel will work best for your own personal design.