Sweet Girlie Charm Square Quilt
1 charm pack
1 yd neutral solid
36" square piece of batting
1 yd backing fabric
1/3 yd binding fabric
From your charm pack:
Set aside 8 charms to stay whole
Cut the 24 of the remaining charms in half, yielding two 2.5" x 5" pieces from each charm
From your neutral solid, cut
8 - 5" squares
16 - 2.5" x 5"
16 - 2.5" x 8.5"
Note: There are two different blocks in this quilt: Block A and Block B.
To assemble block A:
1. Select one of your neutral charm squares, and begin to place a total of 6 halved charm squares around the neutral, like so:
5. Take your block over to your cutting mat and trim off the little tails on the long sides of the block. This block finishes at 8.5", so square up as necessary here.
To assemble block B:
1. Lay our your printed charm square with two of the 2.5" x 5" strips as well as two 2.5" x 8.5" strips.
3. Next, add the long strips to the block, using a 1/4" seam and pressing seams open. Ta da! A finished Block B! You'll make 7 more of these, for a total of 8 Block Bs.
To finish the quilt top, lay out your blocks, alternating your As with your Bs, like so:
Sandwich your finished quilt top with batting and backing fabric, then quilt and bind as desired. As always, if you make a quilt using this tutorial or any of my other tutorials or patterns, please add it to the Stitching with Don't Call Me Betsy Flickr group!
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a Kona color card, with swatches of every Kona color available
two beautiful patterns, one from Izzy and Ivy and one from Brassy Apple
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
To enter, simply leave me a comment on this post, telling me what you are hoping to finish sewing for the holidays this year. This giveaway will be open until Sunday, November 20th at midnight EST I will draw a winner on Monday, November 21st. Have a wonderful, stitchy weekend!