Scrumptious Charm Quilt
Finished up my Scrumptious Charm Quilt this weekend! (I know…my names for quilts are lame!) This quilt used a Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille charm pack and a white Kona snow charm pack. I added some yardage for borders and that’s it! I wanted a really simple quilt that was easy to put together AND actually let me use up some of this fabric that is in my sewing room just staring at me:) This is a great quilt for a beginner. I will share some more details on this pattern soon. I know for beginners the specifics for those borders, backing and binding really help.
I totally got busted taking pics on my neighbors fence!!! Which is electric…yikes, only one buzz so that was a success(take note of the white rope). I gave her a quilted table topper as a peace offering so she is not pressing charges, ha ha! She was really just worried I would get electrocuted. If you grew up in the country you have most likely touched one of these bad boys…you won’t forget it, but not so bad. Does this make me seem crazy???
For the quilting I used Aurifil 100% cotton, 50wt. in white. I started by quilting the center panel with some basic straight lines and then moved to the 2nd border and quilted more straight lines. I wanted to break up the lines so I did a simple loop de loop in the inner border. This wasn’t too bad because you have a defined space. You are doing just a simple row of loops. Now what for the outer border????
The outer border was pretty wide, about 5″. I was feeling pretty brave after the inner border….okay, let’s do a feather! I had been practicing those a while back and was improving. I marked a blue chalk line along the center of the border to help( you can still see some of those)…..so where are those feathers??? Well, let’s just say it was like starting all over! It has been many months since my previous adventures and a lesson was learned. Use it or lose it! I opted for lots more loop de loops. They came out okay, but I definitely got a little lost sometimes.
Now, I am just analyzing this to explain my process, but in reality I think it is just fine and when washed up will be perfect:)
I used a machine binding technique to finish my quilt. You can find the tutorial HERE. In my tutorial I tell you to stitch in the ditch along the binding, but as of late I really am liking to stitch just on top of the binding for a top-stitched look. It also makes it less noticeable if you veer off a bit.
Here is the back…..P.S. don’t you love the Scrumptious paisley backing! I really loved working with this line of fabric.
side note….Isn’t it funny how the white thread looks teal on the binding?
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