Charm Squares Reduce Cutting Time for This Quilt

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Vary the Colors to Suit Your Tastes!

Charm squares in light to dark values easily stitch together into a beautiful quilt. The variety of blues chosen by Alex of TeaGinny Designs for her variation are simply beautiful.

Of course, other colors are lovely too. For best results choose a charm pack or leftovers from your stash that are one predominant color.

Chance of Showers QuiltThe “Chance of Showers” quilt from TeaGinny Designs shows what “Sophie’s Choice” could look like in another color. This 36″ x 48″ version was made using 2 1/2″ fabric squares based on a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

Mix in a few squares of compatible colors for contrast and interest but keep the overall effect that of a one-color quilt. Prints of varying sizes also add interest.

Sophie's Quilt“Sophie’s Quilt”, made using 5″ charm squares.

This is an easy quilt to sew together. Once you have your fabric squares organized you’ll be able to finish this up quickly.

The finished quilt, from designer Aubry Marshall of Southern Fabric, is 62″ x 74″.

To make a smaller quilt, similar to the blue one shown above, reduce everything by half (use 2 1/2″ squares and cut the sashing at 1 1/2″ or 2″ wide depending on what looks right).

Click here for the free “Sophie’s Quilt” tutorial.




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