I learned a very good lesson this week. Last summer Karen at Sew Many Quilts led a red and white charm swap. Initially I missed the deadline :-( but then I noticed a call on Karen's blog for a few more swappers. I left a comment and got in just under the wire. :-)
When the charms arrived I was a little dismayed - 'now what' I thought to myself. The variety of charms was overwhelming to me. I put the Ziploc bags away to think about another day. Annette at Sunshine Yellow immediately made a fabulous quilt and I asked if I could be a copy cat and make one like it. She kindly said yes but my immediate thought was that mine wouldn't be as cute as hers. Silly, I know but real in my mind. LOL
Fast forward to this past Monday - while searching in my closet for something else I came across the Ziploc bags of the red and white charms and tossed them out on my sewing table. The time had come to do something. LOL I went to Annette's blog and looked at her quilt one more time and decided to jump in with both feet.
The pattern is Charming Stars and featured on the Moda Bakeshop blog. I made four blocks and was instantly smitten. Oh my goodness my blocks were looking very cute so my quilt surely would look at cute as Annette's. Wouldn't it?
I spent all day yesterday (Tuesday) making the rest of the blocks (there are a total of 16) and assembling the quilt top all with a huge smile on my face. :-)
I thought I'd have to shop for a border fabric but before I went to bed last night I remembered something I have in my stash and it's going to be perfect.
The lesson learned - don't discount something just because it overwhelms me or may not immediately appeal to me.
I love, love, love this quilt top.
Maybe it is as cute as Annette's - teehee
Annette, thank you so much for graciously allowing me to be a big old copy cat. :-)
Monday morning before I started playing with the red and white charms I whipped up these two small quilts.
Kathie continues to inspire me to make small quilts - they are so much fun.
25 charms and a background fabric - TA DA!
(approx 21" x 21")
Top one made with Renewal and bottom one made with Lollipop by Moda.
I've been having so much fun. LOL
Probably won't get much more done because Eli (8 year old grandson) is coming to spend a couple of days with his Nana & Papa. That will be tons of fun.
BTW, there's a brand new cone on my pretty cone holder.
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