Monday, January 4, 2016

Charm Box Quilt - FQS Top 10!!!

Throughout last year, my good friends at the Fat Quarter Shop created a whole bunch of super fun You Tube videos that all go along with some amazing free patterns!!   I had the pleasure of sewing along with several of those videos and patterns from 2015 and loved making each of them!!!  Now it is time to celebrate :) Each day for the next 2 weeks, Fat Quarter Shop will share 1 of the top 10 Video's from 2015!!   And once again, I am so super excited to be a part of this, especially because it meant I got to make a couple more quilts that I really wanted to make when I saw them last year!!!    

The first quilt I absolutely wanted to try was the Charm Box Quilt  and it is Day 1 of this fun event!!!  It is oh so much fun and as it is from the Shortcut Quilt Series, you can probably guess that it is super fast as well!!!  Kimberly has a great little trick for making this quilt so much fun to piece!!

I absolutely love charm packs and it was so hard to decide what charm pack to make this quilt from.  Since I couldn't decide, I picked my sashing fabric first and grabbed this super fun Salmon Grunge fabric by Basic Grey for Moda.   From there, it was easy to see that my Sidewalks charm squares by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs would be the perfect complement.   I just love the fun vintage soft feel mixed with that great punch of happy bright sashing!!! And I love the way it changes the focal point of the quilt, so fun!!!

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on some ribbon candy quilting on the sashing and some double arches in the charms.   I like how it really highlights all of those cute charm squares ;)

And that is my Charm Box Quilt!!!  I can't wait for a good friend to have her little girl :)  This quilt is going to be just perfect for her sweet little angel ;)  

And you can't have a celebration without a giveaway!!!   One lucky person is going to win a $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Card!  To enter, simply share any of your Top Ten Quilts you have made on social media, tagging @fatquartershop and using the #FQSTop10 hashtag as well as the quilt name (#charmboxquilt) hashtag.  The contest will be open until February 1st, which totally gives you time to whip up a new Charm Box Quilt ;)   And be sure to check out my bloggy friends sharing their Charm Box Quilt creations and inspiration ;)  So fun!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!

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  1. Very cute! Thanks for letting us know about the YouTube videos!


  3. Cool that you have a quilt ready for a friend. Baby girls are sew much fun! Thanks for the info! I need $100 to spend at FQS.

  4. this is a real beauty, I have several charm packs can`t seem to resist them but never done anything with them!

  5. Picking the sashing fabric first - what a cool way to start Melissa! Love the grunge fabric line and your quilt turned out great!


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