Tag Archives: charms

A Charmed Life: A Free Quilt Pattern

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
NOTE: This WAS a free pattern for a period of time.  I’ve since decided to charge $3 for this pattern.  Thank you for supporting indie pattern writers!

Who wants a free quilt pattern??

I designed this several years ago for a class I taught & decided it was high time this became a free pattern available to my readers.

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
This is a great pattern for using your stash.  Because well, you know, most of us quilters might have more stash than we know what to do with!  Whether you decide to use many fabrics of a single color, or focus on brights, reproductions or just random scraps- this quilt will highlight the beauty in all the fabrics you’ve purchased over the years.

I’ve written this pattern in two sizes: 61″x61″ for a generous lap size & 97″x97″ for a queen size, so this is flexible for your needs.

A Charmed Life- a FREE Quilt pattern from Ormond Beach Quilts
This pattern also uses 5″ squares, or charms for the main fabrics & the corner pieces are 2.5″ squares- so if you have access to an Accuquilt machine with a 5″ die, you can cut these fabrics in no time!

Again, this pattern is available for free from Craftsy, but only for a limited time!

My Niece is Getting Married!

My niece is getting married!Time to make her something pretty for her house!

After chatting with my sister I discovered her dining room colors are cranberry & tea dyed muslin.  That made me think immediately of the French General fabric lines…

Luckily one of my LQS’s had a charm pack of Rouennieres (the link is actually to the 1st line of fabric issued back in 09.  I purchased the 2nd line recently released- mostly it’s the same- you get the idea) & some coordinating fabric for a border…..

After trolling the internet for charm pack friendly table runners, I found this at the Moda Bake Shop….

Then I spent time learning how to make hexies from my 60 degree triangle.  I hope to put a tutorial on that here shortly……

Finally, I could start piecing.

Then I did some pretty quilting…..

And finally we have this:

Here’s another:

A detailed pic of the quilting:

A pic of the back to see the quilting:

Basic Quilting Recap:
In each hexie is a flower.
In each small triangle I did continuous curves
In the inner border I did a ribbon design
In the outer border I did a swirly leaf.

When I finished I knew that *I* loved it & I really hoped my niece would too!

Turns out she does!  And some of her friends! (She lives on the East Coast & I actually mailed it in time for the bridal shower.  I’m always amazed when I’m not late with a quilty present!)

So while it was fun to choose the fabrics, the pattern, learn a new technique, and play with new quilting designs, the best part is that my niece likes it too.

Now we’re waiting for the wedding- to take place this fall on the beach!  Our family is incredibly excited!