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.




Debbie said...

Very sweet. Love the palette - and the back!

Lorrie said...

It's so fresh and pretty looking. The cross lines are great used only in the print patches.

amy said...

Lovely! You did a great job!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful crib quilt and the back is wonderful!!

elle said...

That is nice!

MariQuilts said...

Such a sweet little the back as well.

Vicki said...

I think this is so sweet! What a fun back.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

So cute. I came really close to buying that new fabric line but managed to refrain.

margaret said...

a pretty quilt
have a lovely Christmas

Catherine said...

What a gorgeous quilt. The back is pretty enough to be the front too

Mary Menzer said...

Thank you, Leann for being a steady quilter, posting to your blog your tips, and sharing your ideas. Though I don't often have time to go through and read blog posts as much as I did in years past, I try to go through occasionally and catch up on my friends. Your blog has always been a bright spot. Hopefully we will meet at QuiltCon? I'll be there Thu - Sat afternoon. XOXO Mary

Sarah said...

I really like this, and I like the idea for a baby quilt. I need some ideas for them as their seems to always be a new baby arriving in our family!