Hi Everyone! I’m so pleased to be back here with a fun and easy project that is absolutely perfect for the beginner quilter (or for those who need to whip up a quick-yet-pretty gift). The layout of this quilt is very simple and works with many pre-cuts – fat quarters, layer cakes, or charm packs. The trick is blending the fabrics from two different lines. I made this one with my daughter and it makes a great kids’ sewing project.
5 to 6 charm packs (choose lines that have lots of pink in different shades) – I used Posy by Aneela Hoey & 2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock.
3/8 yard Bella Solids for binding
3 2/3 yards Bella Solids for backing
From your charm packs, select fabrics with pink or white hues. Try mixing warms and cools too, as I did. I even used a bit of orange. The results are actually very pretty. Because you will be creating a quilt from dark to light, ensure that you have a nice even mix of both, along with a good amount of mid-range pink (or whichever colour you have chosen. Say a mixture of five or six darker pinks/reds/oranges, five or six whites (with a touch of pink), and the rest in mid-range pinks.
Lay the charm squares on the floor and work out your desired design, ensuring that you gently blend the colours from dark to light. Take a photo of this design to help ensure you get it right later on.
Begin assembling your quilt in rows of eight, with a 1/4″ seam allowance for each seam.
I gave my quilt top a good iron before sandwiching and quilting the top (very basic quilting – I am still very much a beginner quilter!). Bind and quilt as desired. I used a white binding, but soft pink would look lovely too… Didn’t I tell you it was easy?!
One small 40′ by 60′ single quilt for a pink-mad girl. This would be a fun (and even easier) project using charm squares if you have enough pinks and whites – no cutting required! Use fat quarters or layer cakes to make a larger version, and you can easily recreate this project using any colour you wish!