Apr 12, 2007

Be charmed

charmquilt  (not finished)

I started this charm quilt about 10 years ago. I still working on it so now and then. But mostly it lay’s in the closet for months, or even a whole year. It’s not that I don’t like it anymore, but I have so much other projects going on. And I try to use every kind of fabric once. That means I need lots and lots of different scraps of fabric and sometimes I just don’t have enough. If I see a nice fabric I take the scissors and cut a little corner out. So everybody is warned!!
I use fabrics of the same colourrange to make the stars. And use the light fabrics to connect the stars together.

I sew the quilt by hand using backing papers, see photo above. It's real time consuming.

back quilt
This is the back of the quilt. If everything is sew together I take the papers out.

Another little problem is that I haven't decided yet how exactly the borders should end. Do I use half stars to make it square? Our use a solid colour?


If somebody has any idea how to make an end to this quilt please let my know!


The Calico Cat said...

You can end it many different ways... You can add the triangles (losing the "charm" effect - In my opinion) or you can applique the edges as they are to the backing.

Heidi said...

I made a quilt similar to this but with MUCH larger pieces. I filled in the spaces with triangles, and other shapes to make the edges straight. I cut my own paper pieces in order to do that, all the while staying true to the color pattern, so you wouldn't lose that effect - time consuming, but worth the effort!

corry said...

Thank you, I don't now yet what to do but wil keep your suggestions in mind.In the meantime I still making stars...

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Great quilt! I agree with Calico Cat, drop the charm and frame your quilt with a dark tight print or tone on tone. I'll be interested to see how you finish this.