UFQ #7: Girlish Charm Quilt

I had the pleasure of attending my first International Quilt Market in Kansas City in Spring 2005. During “Sample Spree” on the first night of the market, I bought a box of 60 Amy Butler “Charm” fat quarters. This was the first time I had ever seen or heard of Amy Butler and her designs and let me tell you, my friend Toni and I were instantly “hooked”. For two years I simply admired the box of fat quarters, afraid to cut into them for an “inferior” project not worthy of their beauty, their sophisticated designs, and their cheerful colors. Until I saw the cover quilt on this issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting–it’s made entirely of fabric from Amy’s “Charm” line! How perfect!

I thought the title “Girlish Charm” was pretty clever, too. I’m altering the borders of my quilt a little, to add some extra interest, make it a little larger, and use more of the scraps! I LOVE this fabric and I love this quilt.

DATE STARTED: 2007

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: For my bed–to use up the wonderous*fabulous*splendiforous Amy Butler “Charm” fat quarters in my stash!

CURRENT STATE: 1/3 of the blocks are finished, another 1/4 are partially pieced, and all the rest are cut. I recently purchased a piece of Amy Butler’s “Midwest Modern” line to use in the border and binding since I can no longer finding a big enough piece of “Charm” fabric.

REASON FOR NOT FINISHING IT: I put it aside to work on some gifts and work related projects and samples, and just haven’t gotten back to it.

PLAN FOR FINISHING IT: I’m going on a three-day quilt retreat next weekend to celebrate my birthday, and this project will be going along. The top could possibly get finished that weekend! Yeah!

I apologize for the crappy photos on the last few posts…I think I may be getting a camera for my birthday next week. :-> Did I mention my birthday is coming up?! ;->

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