Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

Welcome to the Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop.

The Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt is part of the Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt Series, for which you can find accompanying YouTube videos.

Here's the video for the Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt:

You can also check out the hop on the Fat Quarter Shop blog, The Jolly Jabber.

The Mini Charm Chocolates pattern includes four size options: Tablerunner, Mini, Lap, and Queen. I chose the Lap size, which is 54 1/2" x 70 1/2". It came together very quickly, especially given the size, number of pieces, and variety of prints used. The not-so-secret secret to this was the use of Mini Charms. It saved a huge amount of time and waste not having to buy a fat quarter of 24 different prints in a collection and cut them into 432 squares.

The supplies I used were 11 Big Sky Mini Charm Packs, 2 3/8 yards of Cypress Kona Cotton for the background, 5/8 yard of Thicket Black on Natural Dashes for the binding, 3 5/8 yards of a vintage Carolyn Friedlander print for the backing, and batting from The Warm Company.

For the quilting, I used my walking foot to echo 1/2" away from the Mini Charm rectangles before filling these paths in with organic pebbles. By organic, I mean they don't qualify as circles because not a one of them is perfect; I went free-style and didn't mark them in. I don't mind the irregularities as they mimic the ovals in some of the prints.

If you make a version of your own, share on social media with the hashtags #fqsquiltalong and #minicharmchocolatesquilt.

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop, for inviting me to join in the fun!

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  1. Using mini charm packs to keep from cutting all that fabric is such a great idea. It looks great (and the name sounds delicious). Great quilting!

  2. I love the colored sashing in this! I'm trying to be brave with using different colored backgrounds. This is totally inspiring me!

  3. Hi Afton,
    I love the quilting in the sashing on this quilt! It really stands out - in your close ups, of course - but it doesn't overpower the overall pattern of the fabrics. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Great quilting on this, with pretty fabrics too! Thanks for sharing!

  5. That's a beautiful quilt. I find the colors very appealing, and the circular quilt is perfect for the sashings.. I saw you on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  6. The sashing in this quilt is awesome! Really sets off this mini charms. Love the circle quilting. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  7. I love the sashing color. I am usually white for my sashing, so it is great to see other options and how good they look. I've been eyeing this pattern and have it saved for future.

  8. This is just fabulous! I love those little bear faces looking at me from behind the emerald sashing. :)

  9. Beautiful quilt and the color of your sashing is stunning!

  10. I was wondering how you got such perfect circles, they sure look perfect to me. Great quilt!