Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Charming Baby Sew Along - Week 1!!!

**  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Charming Baby Sew Along.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule

April 8 - A Star is Born and Color in the Lines - Today!!!
April 15th - Dream Big and Hugs and Kisses
April 22nd - Just Blooming and On the Move
April 29th - Ring Around the Rosie and Shine Bright
May 6th - To the Moon and Twinkle Twinkle
May 13th - Quilt Fishing - Pieced Back - Grand Prize Linky
May 27th - Charming Baby Parade and Grand Prize Winner


It's the first week of making blocks for the Charming Baby Sew Along and I am so excited!!!  This weeks assignment will go super quick and super easy.   You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 1 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern for cutting instructions ;)  This week we will be making blocks from the A Star is Born quilt and the Color in the Lines quilt!!!

First up, A Star is Born!!   This quilt is the main cover quilt of the book and really has become quite the star of the book :)   It uses 2 Charm Packs and I used Bloomington Charm Packs by Lella Boutique for Moda and a Black on Grey Cross Weave Background.  Fat Quarter Shop has A Star is Born Kit that will be released soon.   This quilt is super fun to make with lots of happy half square triangles and a beautiful star layout.   A Star is Born finishes at 52"x 52" so it is a great size for baby to play on, and then will become a favorite to drag around as they grow into toddler years ;)

And for our Sew Along, we will be making a block that is the center of the star ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the A Star is Born piecing directions from the book and the Week 1 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your block.  This block will be the center of your Charming Baby Sampler Quilt ;)

And next up, the Color in the Lines quilt!!!  This quilt is probably the most beginner friendly in the book as it goes together with simple straight lines :)   It uses 1 Charm Pack and I used a Pemberly 5" Stacker and a Confetti Cottons Cloud Background.   This quilt really goes together fast and is perfect for a last minute baby gift.  Color in the Lines finishes at 36" x 45" so it makes a wonderful crib size quilt.  

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 4 sets of blocks that are just simple pieced strips ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the Color in the Lines piecing directions from the book and the Week 1 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.  These blocks will be in the top and bottom row of your sampler and give a fun sashing look to other blocks :)  


And just like that, you are done with Week 1 and looking forward to Week 2 of The Charming Baby Sew Along!!  Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their Week 1 blocks for lots of inspiration!!

      Amanda Castor - Material Girl Quilts
      Andy Knowlton - A Bright Corner
      Beverly McCullough - Flamingo Toes
      Melanie Call - A Bit of Scrap Stuff
      Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan's Blog
      Fat Quarter Shop Friends - The Jolly Jabber


 And keep up with the sew along as everyone that finishes their quilt top will be entered into a drawing for this amazing grand prize giveaway from Moda Fabrics !!


And Andy Knowlton from A Bright Corner is hosting the Week 1 Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!!  You can win 2 Charm Packs of Gypsy Soul and a spool of Aurifil thread!!!  This is the fabric Andy is using for her Charming Baby Sampler and it is so happy and full of spring time goodness!!!  Pop over to Andy's Instagram to enter the giveaway ;)           
Gypsy Soul fabric by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics found on A Bright Corner blog


 It's always fun when we share what we are working on!!!   If you use Facebook or Instagram post your Week 1 blocks with the Hashtag #charmingbabyquilts If you don't use social media you can email me a picture of your progress at ;)

I can't wait to see all of your Week 1 Charming Baby Blocks!!!!
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  1. This is going to be such an inspiring sew along. I love all of the variations of epic fabulous team of sew along friends, Melissa.

  2. I’m working on two different lines to make two quilts. Sadly I do not like scrappy, this being my first. It just looks so messy to me. I will continue with one but make a pretty quilt with the other, taking the blocks apart. Thanks for teaching me what scrappy is about.


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