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
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 !!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ;)
I can't wait to see all of your Week 2 Charming Baby Blocks!!!!