Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt COMPLETE!

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It’s all done! 


I LOVE IT! The shady pic does not do it justice, but you can see the super easy pattern beautifully. 


The back is quite striking as well! This is a great pattern for mini charm squares or scrap 2.5” squares. I liked the pattern so much I even made a mini scrappy one to hang in my sewing room!


Thank you Fat Quarter Shop, for the chance to participate in your “Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt” quilt along.

Until next time…

Ronney

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Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt—Ready to be Quilted!

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It really pays to prep the fabric. I ironed all the Mini Charm squares and they came together beautifully. The pattern (Fat Quarter Shop’s Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt) is SUPER easy, yet delivers quite a striking image.

First I had to play with placement—not too many darks or lights, not too many blacks or creams, in each block. This is always a struggle for me. RANDOM is a struggle for me. I NEED ORDER AND BALANCE. 


But…nothing ventured, nothing gained! I have to say that I really enjoyed putting this quilt together! Below is a glimpse of one block. And I think I did a fairly good job of mixing the colors and prints.


I definitely want to make another quilt with this pattern. Next time I want to make it totally scrappy with a colored background OR with solid squares and a coordinating background fabric with a small print.

Until next time…

Ronney

My Choice for the Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt

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I was so excited to get a chance to participate in another Fat Quarter Shop Quilt-Along! This time the pattern is called Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt. How cute is that name?!?


The first step was to choose a fabric line. I love bold colors and clean (not too fussy) fabric. I selected Moda’s Authentic etc.. This fabric line is both bold AND clean–perfect for me! Every time I look at it, the more I love it 💖!
Let the fun begin!

Ronney

Lady of the Lake Quilt Block

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The day has finally arrived that we get to show off our completed Lady of the Lake quilt block. What do you think?


I love it! It was so easy to put together, and I think it would work well with large or small print fabric. The complete pattern was released today as well at the Fat Quarter Shop. I have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on this pattern!

Nearing the Finish Line

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All of my HST have been cut and sewn together, even the big one for the center. Using the Creative Grids slotted ruler to trim to size and square up made the process so much easier! Here are my pieces ready to be assembled!


So far, so good! I love how these two fabrics compliment each other and make each half of the HSTs stand out. Shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete the block (sure!), but it will be done soon. 

I think you already know that I want to use the fabric I bought while on vacation to make a whole Lady of the Lake quilt. Well, what you might not know is that the pattern is still being proofed and won’t be available for purchase for a couple more weeks. I will be first in line, uh, I mean first on the Internet to get this pattern!

A Work in Progress

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As I was reading directions for the “Lady of the Lake” quilt block from the Fat Quarter Shop, I ran across the part where I should use half square triangle paper to make the block.

PROBLEM!

I have only ever seen half square triangle paper at a quilt show, and we don’t really have a quilt store nearby, so I had to come up with a plan b. My solution–cut the squares a little bigger and then trim the triangle square to the correct size. It worked!


This allowed me to make concise pieces for the quilt block. They came out beautiful! My Creative Grids ruler helped as well.

Oh, and as far as making a whole quilt out of this pattern–I think I am going to do it! I found the perfect tan-ish color to go with the fabrics I bought in Ireland. Now I just need to ahold of the pattern, iron all the fabric, cut it all out, etc., etc., etc.!


Wish me luck! 😁 & 💖

My First Quilt-Along!

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The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a quiltalong and I signed up! I jumped right in without even knowing what all a quiltalong entails. But…in for a dime, in for a dollar my grandmother always said so here goes! Our first block is from the Fat Quarter Shop “Lady of the Lake” quilt pattern.


I have gathered all of the needed supplies. I got this material last January at the Road to California Quilt Show in Southern California with no particular idea of what to use it for. It came is a package of five fat quarters, and I really like these two fabrics. When I went back the next day to buy a couple more bundles, they were all sold out. So I thought this quiltalong was the perfect opportunity to use some of this fabric and become a master (cough, cough) of the half-square triangle! If all goes well, I have a bigger plan in mind 😁.


This is the fabric I found in Ireland while on vacation last month! I did get two fat quarter bundles (fortunately) and enough of the orange print for the setting triangles. I am now on the hunt for a light tan to use for the background fabric.

Wish me luck! 😁 & 💖