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Thursday, April 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?

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

4 comments:

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.