Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Charming Baby Sew Along - Week 2!!!

**  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 15th - Dream Big and Hugs and Kisses - Today!!!
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 second week of making blocks for the Charming Baby Sew Along and I am so excited!!!  This weeks assignment will go super quick and is oh so much fun.   You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 2 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern for cutting instructions ;)  This week we will be making blocks from the Dream Big quilt and the Hugs and Kisses quilt!!!

First up, Dream Big!!   This quilt is so much fun to make!!!  And I have a great way of making those Lattice blocks in the book so you don't have a ton of waste ;)    It uses 1 Charm Pack and I used a Summer Sweet Charm Pack by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda and a Bella Solid Ivory Background.   And where this quilt only needs 1 Charm Pack, you can totally grab one from your stash and get this whipped up in no time!!! Dream Big finishes at 33" x 33" so it is a great size to snuggle a wee one in a car seat or decorate the wall over the crib!!!

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 4 Dream Big Blocks that will frame the edges of the second and fourth rows ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the Dream Big piecing directions from the book and the Week 2 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.

And next up, the Hugs and Kisses quilt!!!  This quilt design was inspired by my Grandmother.  She always used to send me a book for my birthday and in the front cover she would leave a little note and sign it with XOXO.  I sure loved those Hugs and Kisses from afar ;)     It uses 2 Charm Packs and I used Just Red Charm Packs by Zen Chic for Moda and a Grunge White Paper Background.   You know how I love grunge!!!   Hugs and Kisses finishes at 49" x 49" making it a wonderful size to snuggle a baby in or to lay on the floor for some tummy time.  

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 2 sets of Hugs and Kisses blocks and adding a bit of sashing to them ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the Hugs and Kisses piecing directions from the book and the Week 2 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.  These blocks will be the center of your second and fourth rows.    


And just like that, you are done with Week 2 and looking forward to Week 3 of The Charming Baby Sew Along!!  Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their Week 2 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 Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes is hosting the Week 2 Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!!  You can win 2 Charm Packs of Singing in the Rain and a spool of Aurifil thread!!!  This is the fabric Beverly designed and is using for her Charming Baby Sampler and it is just so great!!!  Pop over to Beverly's Instagram to enter the giveaway ;)           


 It's always fun when we share what we are working on!!!   If you use Facebook or Instagram post your Week 2 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 2 Charming Baby Blocks!!!!
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1 comment:

  1. I love this quilt sew along. So many wonderful sewists sharing their lovely creativity. Happy Wednesday Melissa


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