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Freebie Friday #4 – Charm Squares

This week’s prize is a set of 100 charm squares (2 1/2″)

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I recently participated in a swap and I have some extra sets!  The winner will receive two identical sets of 49 squares, plus a couple odd balls to reach the magic number of 100.  You can see the sets I cut for the swap pictured above.

I will ship internationally.  THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED.

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Freebie Friday – Fabric Giveaway

I dug into my stash this week and found some Fossil Ferns Charms (5″ squares).  I have a set of 22 charms to give away!

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To enter, please leave a comment on this post with ideas for using charm squares.  Do you leave them whole or slice them up into smaller bits?  I am making scrappy blocks from 2.5″ squares, mini charms I think they are called, so I would take these straight to the cutting table!

Comments have been closed.  I will use a random number generator to draw a winner, who will be announced on Monday Oct 13.  Good Luck!

Color Burst

I enjoy finding new blogs with quilty inspiration on Bloglovin.  A few weeks ago I found Fabric Mutt, and she is hosting the Graph Paper QAL.  Simple concept – create a design with squares.  I grabbed my graph paper and colored pencils and went to work.  imageIt’s a variation on a Trip Around the World.  I wanted something vaguely floral, like a big chrysanthemum.imageNext was a dig through my bin of 2.5″ strips, then on to the design wall.imageI decided to swap out one of the pink squares for orange before I started sewing.  For this type of quilt, I use the twosy-foursy piecing method that  I learned from Jackie Robinson.  First, sew your squares in pairs, then in four patches, continuing until you only have a few long seams.imageI also press my seams open with this method so I don’t have to keep track of which side is going to nest.  At this point, everything is finger-pressed.  I’ll set everything with an iron when it is all together.  I thought I was done, but I got one section rotated the wrong way so I have an appointment with Mr. Seam Ripper after dinner!

 

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