Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hunky Dory charm quilt

Recently I discovered The Village Quilter in Mount Holly, a fun alternative to my local quilt shop that's not too far from home.  I went over there to poke around and couldn't resist picking up a charm pack of Moda's "Hunky Dory" fabrics, thinking I'd do a quick prayer quilt and get to work with some pretty prints at the same time.  They soaked me for another couple of yards of fabric by handing me a "free" charm quilt pattern, but I tried not to be too bothered by that.  Here's the result:

I enjoyed working with the fabric so much that I decided to quilt it instead of tie it, so I made another quilt to give as a prayer quilt and did some outline quilting and bound it instead of turning it.  I like the backing too; it was fun to use a big piece of a large-scale print.  These pictures were taken with my phone and do not do the quilt justice -- I will try to get better ones up soon.


  1. I really love that print you chose for the backing. It's beautiful - and so full of life! A great spring project.

    Also, I've been sewing curtains this week, and have really come to appreciate and respect your sewing (and mostly CUTTING) skills in a whole new way. I got myself a cutting mat and rotary cutter, but still the fabric is all big and hard to cut straight and then somehow I line the two fabrics up and they're all woobly and not square and straight. It's hard!

    So, hat's off to you for having corners line up right where they're meant to!