Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Gift

I received a charm pack of Juggling Summer by Moda at a DMQG meeting a couple of months ago. 

It sat on my cutting table for awhile, getting moved around but not opened.  I wasn't particularly crazy about the fabric on top, but when I finally opened the pack and saw all the rest of them, I changed my mind.  I love the colors and the patterns really speak to me.  In fact, I liked it so much, I went online to see if I could get some more and discovered that it won't be available until October.  Dang!

I need to make a quilt for a fund-raising silent auction in October, and what better way to raise money than with something that was free in the first place.  So I started looking for patterns that used single charm packs.  After browsing around for awhile, I found Jungle Path by Jessica Kelly at the Moda Bake Shop.  It's a baby quilt, and used a jelly roll too, but I figured I could work around that easily enough.

I decided to use a light gray for the thin sashing and solids for the block borders.  I used all the boldly printed charms along with enough of the subtle ones to make 25 blocks.  I didn't cut down the charm squares as the pattern says to do, leaving them at 5", and ended up with 10.5" finished blocks.  I haven't sashed them yet, but I put them up on my design wall to see what they look like together.


There will be 1" light gray sashing between each block and row.  I'm really happy with how it's turning out.  Now I'm thinking that I may just have to keep it and make something else for the silent auction!

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