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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It’s In The Bag…

This is the bag I made for the Amy Butler Sew Inpsiring Bag Contest–I wasn’t a winner, but that’s okay, there were some really “awesome” handbags on there, and it was fun to make.

(If anyone knows how to get my edited and saved photos to NOT revert back to their unedited “sideways” shot when I load them into blogger–please let me know!)