Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Charming Baby Sew Along - Week 3!!!

**  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 22nd - Just Blooming and On the Move - Today!!!
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 third week of making blocks for the Charming Baby Sew Along and I am just loving seeing all of your amazing blocks!!!  This weeks assignment is oh so much fun.   You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 3 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern for cutting instructions ;)  This week we will be making blocks from the Just Blooming quilt and the On the Move quilt!!!

First up, Just Blooming!!   This quilt is just so precious!!!  And I have a great way of making those 2 patches with the Charm Packs that really speeds things up ;)    The quilt uses 2 Charm Packs and I used Winifred Rose 5" Stackers by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs and a Confetti Cotton Solid White Background.   And you can always make the flower in the center of the quilt if you desire, it is super easy to change it up.    This setting just gives it a fun feel.   Just Blooming finishes at 52" x 52" so it is a great size that your wee one can just continue to grow into and keep all through the "drag a blanket around everywhere" stage :)

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 4 Just Blooming Flower blocks and sewing them together with a bit of sashing.    These blocks will frame the edges of the center row ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the Just Blooming piecing directions from the book and the Week 3 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.

And next up, the On the Move quilt!!!  This quilt is one of the more "all boy" inspired quilts.   I don't know about you, but I couldn't keep my little boys from climbing on, under, or in everything.  They were always On the Move!!!   The quilt uses 2 Charm Packs and I used Geometry Charm Packs by Janet Clare for Moda and a Grunge Bleu Background.   You know how I love grunge and it frames this quilt just perfectly!!!   On the Move finishes at 49" x 57" so just like before, it will be perfect for dragging around the house as your wee one grows and really gets moving ;) 

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 4 of On the Move blocks and adding a bit of sashing to them so they fit just nice ;)   Use the On the Move piecing directions from the book and the Week 3 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.  These blocks will frame the center of your second and fourth rows.    


And just like that, you are done with Week 3 and looking forward to next week of The Charming Baby Sew Along!!  Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their Week 3 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 Pat Sloan is hosting the Week 3 Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!!  You can win 2 Charm Packs of Homemade by Tula Pink and a spool of Aurifil thread!!! And I know, we all love Tula Pink, and sewing machine Tula Pink, just amazing!!!  Pop over to Pat Sloan's Blog 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 3 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 3 Charming Baby Blocks!!!!
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1 comment:

  1. Melissa, I love your charming baby quilt book! I was wondering if you would mind sharing the background fabric you used?

    Thank you!


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