A long time ago (actually, almost exactly one year ago), I bought some MoMo Wonderland charm packs to make one or more quilts from. As always, I couldn't get myself to use them up, silly me :)
When that wave of creativity and motivation struck on Saturday, I finally opened a pack. Not only did I use the charms, I also CUT into them, gaaah! :c)
I paired 13 charms with solid white charms that I cut myself:
There are my little charm treasures, sigh, soon to be cut into...
Then I sewed each pair together on two opposite sides, and sliced them down the middle to get these half 'n' half squares.
Those were cut in half again:
... which left me with lots of these, hmm, quarter-square rectangles (QSR)? My term, I think :)
Lots and lots of them, despite having used only 13 of my treasure charms! So frugal :)
I laid those out in random 9-patch patterns to get an Irish chain design. I don't like constructing Irish chains purely out of complete 9-patch blocks, because the chain always looks so cut off around the edges of the quilt, but using the QSRs, I could just stop at a natural junction in the chain by having some 4 patches in the corners and 2/3 of a 9 patch around the sides. I'm happy with that and it was easy to do.
I joined the rows, that was quick and easy:
Then played around with some border/binding combinations - though "played around" is an exaggeration - I took the first fabric I tried :)
And now it's ready for hand-quilting, because that's what I made it for... I do like having a little project to hand-quilt, and I've also had some interest from friends who'd like to buy a baby-quilt that's hand-quilted as opposed to everything done by machine...
Don't expect a finished product soon! I'm taking my time with the hand-quilted quilts :)
21 hours ago