|Velma loves this quilt!|
Velma loves it, and I hope you do too.
I used 1/2" Hexagons from Paper Pieces. Sometimes I am able to get them locally, sometimes mail order. The last time I did a mail order I added their acrylic templates - great for fussy cutting.
Since this is a charm quilt, there are no repeats in the fabrics.
Totals - 387 unique fabrics in the hexagons
3 border prints that are not in the hexagons
1 Purple stripe for the backing
1 TBD print for the binding
For a grand total of 392 prints in a 22" x 28" little quilt
|Back, ready for layering|
This is a close up of the back, all trimmed and ready for layering. I plan to hand quilt this for an upcoming auction donation.
I use thread basting to cover the papers, NOT going through the papers - I reuse my papers. No glue. This is the process that works best for me.
Use what works best for you!
I travel with these little jewels - great portable work.
This is my backing fabric.
You might recall I used this for the backing on my Calico Paradise quilt.
I almost did a bar backing. Maybe on the next one. I have a second one half way done and lots of up coming travel.
|Medallion Setting Charm Quilt - Three Borders|
One more picture.
I convinced Velma I would include her in this post if she would please move for a bit. She really wanted you to see how nice her catnip mouse looks in the center...
If you would like to see more charm quilts, the Mengei Museum has perhaps the World's Best collection of vintage and antique charm quilts from the collection of Pat L. Nickols. HERE
I'm off to press, layer and start hand quilting my reproduction fabric charm quilt. While I hand quilt I will contemplate the binding fabric.
Have a great week!