Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday: DS charms

A few months ago, I received this beautiful pile of Denyse Schmidt Charms.  Finally this weekend, I started sewing them together :)

Sorry the pic is a little blurry, I cropped it out of another picture because I forgot to take on of the charms themselves...  I really need to remember to snap pictures BEFORE I start sewing :)  Anyway, you get the idea.

 I sewed all the charms up into 9-patch blocks, trying to alternate higher volume and lower volume prints.  This was also good practice getting the hang of my 1/4" seam!

See where I'm going here?

I sewed my whole stack of charms (minus the duplicates) and now I'm just waiting for Round 2 charms to get here.  Both rounds should give me a completed lap quilt at the very least.

 Since I had all of the blocks arranged on the floor between the couch and TV I kept looking at them during commercials.  Ryan asked me why I kept staring at my fabric, lol.  I told him I had to make sure there weren't too many "like" pieces of fabric together :)

In other news, the Penny Sampler class has officially begun!  Right now Rachel has only introduced the practice projects, but I am so excited to get started!  I think I may try my hand at the dogwood blossoms quilt practice project that way I can keep busy between making my Penny Sampler blocks :)

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  1. Chicopee is one of my favourite additions to my stash, I sneak some in every quilt these days. Your squares look lovely!

  2. This is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see it done :) So jealous you signed-up for both rounds.

  3. This is so fun. I have a stash of DS fabrics that I have not used yet. You have inspired me to pull them out and use them.

  4. This a great scrappy quilt idea!

  5. I love your quilt! I love nine patch blocks! They look VERY hard but are so fun to make!

  6. This is a great pattern choice for those lovely DS charm squares. With all the DS fabric I've bought you'd think I'd have a just-her quilt but I don't! Are you planning to keep it?! It looks like it will be a great winter snuggle quilt.


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