Thursday, August 26, 2010

Project Pure

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild is participating in Project Pure!  The challenge is to use a charm pack of PURE fabric, the new line from Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics, along with 1/2 yard of any other fabric, plus backing and binding to make a small quilt.

Moda PURE charm pack (Photo credit: PMQG)
This is my first charm pack (charm pack= at least one 5" square of each fabric in a fabric line).  After getting my charm pack, I stared at it for a while and had no idea what to do.  After looking through books and surfing online, I thought I wanted to do something with triangles.  At first I didn't like it, but now I kind-of like it... oops, too late!
First layout with triangles and squares
 I ended up going with two different sized rectangles.  I cut the charm squares into 1.75" x 5" and 3.25" x 5".  For my 1/2 yard of extra fabric, I chose an orange with small white polka dots which I also cut into the two sizes of rectangles.  I randomly matched the large and small rectangles and sewed them together alternating large and small into strips.
I liked piecing this quilt top because I didn't have to pay much attention to the order.  The pre-cut squares also made it come together very fast.  The hardest part was figuring out what to do!  Now I just need to choose a backing material and figure out a quilting pattern.
Finished mini-quilt top- 33"x31.5"

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I want to make a quilt! I guess I have a yoga bag to make first though....

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