Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Charm School

Last month, I conducted a Charm School program for my guild. 

Now, if you know me at all, you'd know that I am the one who needs to ATTEND charm school but since this was about using charm squares in quilts, it was ok for me to be the head mistress of this session.  :-)

I'm going to share pictures of the quilt tops that were completed that day, as well as a link to the post on our guild blog so you can see all the pictures of the day's events. It was a lot of fun and very productive! All o the new quilts will be donated, as soon as I get them quilted.

Here's the link...

I made a sample of each of the quilts being made for the event. Each of the pictures below will show the original (you may have seen some of my samples in previous posts here), and the newly created quilt. I love seeing how different fabrics change the look of a pattern. 

Here's Color Splash - the original is on the right and it is bright, fun and cheery. The new top was made using more Kansas Trouble and Thimbleberries type fabrics. It has a really warm and cozy feel about it.

Here's Quilter's Symphony, so named because my sample (on the left) was made using Sweet Serenade charm packs. (This is the same quilt as my Dressed to the Nines). The new top was made using a variety of scraps that just felt right together.

Here's Charming Stars. My version is red, white and blue, which I really like. (I posted a tutorial on making this star block HERE.)  I think the new version, in red, cream and green is gorgeous and I think adding a border of Christmas fabric will look great.

Here are the two versions of Split Level. Mine is the one on the right (I posted about it for one of my Tip Tuesday posts HERE and a Design Wall Monday post HERE

And finally, these two Disappearing Act quilts looks so different simply because of fabric choices. Mine (on the left), was made using a handful of solids that I had on hand, while the new only has a dark background surrounding a variety of novelty fabrics. I think the picture makes this look like an Irish Chain quilt. You can see the piecing progress of mine HERE,  HERE, and HERE

I love sewing with other people. It gets my creative juices flowing. 

I'm going to admit right now that I am most productive when I'm by myself, but I do like to socialize sew with others.  :-)

What about you? Are you a solitary quilter or do you prefer to work with others? 

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It is always fun to see the same pattern diversified with fabric and color. I prefer to sew alone - I like the quiet.