The Value of Charms


By Judith on November 1, 2011
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Firstly some post news!
November heralds the turn of my hilariously funny bloggy friend Hadley in our monthly Brit Bee.
My wee fabric package arrived in style yesterday with instructions on how to make a 24″ block!!!  
The fabrics are gorgeous and the design is stunning, so I don’t have anything to worry about (only a million hsts to match up!).
And speaking of hsts, I sewed 80 of them together over the weekend to get this:
Too big for my design board!
This is a value quilt/wallhanging I want to put up in my bedroom.  Although I just used some scrappy 5″ squares (including some items of clothing!) I sized the design specifically so that it can be made from 2 charm packs, a patterned one and a solid one (it might make it’s way into my programme of classes one day!).  
I’m really enjoying making this – however, I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to retain accurate points on every sewn hst, without a cutting device like the GO! Baby.  Despite accurate cutting, starching, sewing and painstaking trimming, some of my points just don’t match up!  More practise needed me thinks!
I’m not too bothered with this particular quilt, because it’s for me, but if I was making it for someonelse I wouldn’t feel able to hand it over!

So just the border to add, and then I can get quilting. 

The sun is shining this morning, after a horrendous day of torrential rain yesterday.  The kids are off so no doubt it will be down to the park later with tennis rackets in hand!
Early morning sunshine!
Have a great Tuesday, whatever you get up to!

Judith xo