Vary the Colors to Suit Your Tastes!
Charm squares in light to dark values easily stitch together into a beautiful quilt. For best results choose a charm pack or leftovers from your stash that are one predominant color.
Of course, other colors are lovely too. 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”, made using 5″ charm squares.
The variety of blues chosen by Alex of TeaGinny Designs for her variation are simply wonderful. Her 36″ x 48″ quilt was made using 2 1/2″ fabric squares based on a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. Learn more the “Chance of Showers” quilt here.
“Sophie’s Quilt” is an easy one 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).
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