Friday, October 11, 2013

How Charming - Girl Version - Finished!

Oh, yeah, guess who's rocketing through the finishes now that she has access to a long-arm?

I made this one to test out my counting skills before making the twin boy versions of it.

{And I still counted wrong. Oh well.}

It's a really easy pattern - I put it together in under two hours, including trimming.

I used two charm packs of Meadow Friends {Deb Strain} and one pack of Grow With Me {Deb Strain & Daughters} - pulling all the girl fabrics, obviously.

The pink solid and purple dots are from JoAnn. The backing is from Golden D'Or in Dallas, and has been sitting in my stash for a few years. The binding is also something from the scrap bin - no idea on the origin.

And despite binding H is for Henry first, this was my very first long-arm quilting. {With a panto.} Just loops and hearts, but they are pretty good! I'm trying to build up muscle memory before venturing into freehand. {Totally not because I'm terrified of freehand.}


I linked the top to 100 Quilts for Kids a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was going to Project Linus, but I found Blessings Under the Bridge in my local community, and they are currently doing a blanket drive, so it's going there.



  1. Lovely quilt! Good job on your first long arm experience!

  2. Yay for the longarm and yay for the finish!

  3. Exactly! It's the muscle memory I need to work on first. Wish me luck. I make my maiden voyage next Tuesday night.

    As for this adorable quilt, well, it's adorable. Well done. And congrats on the finish!

  4. Congrats on the finish. It turned out beautifully!

  5. What a beautiful finish! Must be fun on the long-arm! I love the fabric for the backing!

  6. I like this. Looks fun with lots of pow for an easy pattern. Might be just what I need for the new baby in the family!

  7. Very nice! Great colours and pattern. Well done on the quilting too! So glad you linked up with TGIFF! and OctoberQuest2! Good luck!