Monday, December 22, 2014

Mini Charm Mix Quilt - Ta Da!

Mini Charm Mix - crib quilt

Today I get to show off this beautiful little crib quilt I made using the Fat Quarter Shop's free Mini Charm Mix Pattern.

The Fat Quarter Shop has not only put together a lovely free pattern - you can also watch this video where Kimberly gives you the quick and easy instructions.

Mini Charm Mix - crib quilt

I decided to make the crib size - the pattern also gives you instructions for a table runner and a lap size quilt. Lately there seem to be more and more babies arriving around me and a crib size quilt will be a perfect gift for one of them. I chose to make the top with Horizon by Kate Spain and Kona White. My version of the crib quilt, after a good wash and dry, is about 30" by 35".

Mini Charm Mix - crib quilt

I quilted this quilt with unevenly spaced straight lines. First I stitched all over lines in one direction. Then I took the quilt off my long arm and turned it so that I could quilt lines perpendicular to the first set. Of course, perpendicular straight line quilting is even easier to do on a domestic machine with a walking foot. Those additional lines were quilted only in the area where the feature mini-charm squares run. After a wash and dry, this quilting gives the quilt beautiful texture.

Mini Charm Mix - back detail

You can see the quilting effect well on the back. I used some beautiful prints from Violet Craft's Brambleberry Ridge for the back.

Mini Charm Mix - back

There is the whole back. It was my hope to make this quilt suitable for a baby of either gender. After a lot of auditioning, I decided on another Brambleberry Ridge print for the binding, which I machine stitched in place.

Mini Charm Mix - crib quilt

This crib quilt was fun and easy to make and the pattern is a great way to use mini charm packs. You could easily use mini-charms from more than one line of fabrics too, for even more variety in the prints. Or there are kits available at the Fat Quarter Shop too.

Thank you to the Fat Quarter Shop for including me in the blog hop for this new free short cut quilt pattern.