Moda Love Charm Quilt

Moda Love Charm Quilt

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I love one block quilts! Especially one where the size will be determined by your choice of a layer cake, a charm pack or a mini-charm pack paired with any background.  The Moda Love Quilt Pattern fits the bill and is so easy.  It can be pieced in a very few hours … any size!

Garden Variety Charm Pack

I chose the Garden Variety Charm Pack that is the same fabric that I made my Farm to Garden Wallhanging. I loved the fabric that much. It gives a clan vintage look and the fabric designs are small enough to use on any project.

Moda Love Charm Quilt

Moda Love Charm Quilt

I was especially pleased with how my points matched up this time.  I guess practice really does make perfect.

Moda Love Charm Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt from Perfect 10

Cookie Dough Quilt

So, last month, I participated in the Perfect 10 Sampler Sew Along from Sew Emma’s “Perfect 10” book. The sampler consisted of one block from each of the 16 quilts. It gives the opportunity to see which block most appeals to you, I think.

After finishing the sampler, I knew that I wanted to do several of these quilts.  They are quick and easy and each quilt can be made from one fabric layer cake and 3 1/2 – 6 yards of background fabric.

The Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt from Perfect 10

Cookie Dough Quilt

This quilt is one of the largest.  It finishes at 88 1/2″ square which would work on a queen sized bed.

Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt Fabric

I like bright colors and “Farmhouse II” is so pretty with bright green, orange, aqua and navy.  I want to “use” this quilt and it will get dirty, so I chose Black on Black Cross Weave yardage for the background. I saw a quilt on Pinterest using this background and it really made the bright colors pop.  And … it won’t show dirt. It is a little thin, but will end up being really soft in the finished quilt.

I didn’t starch before I cut it out because I needed the entire 10″ on each piece of the layer cake for the pattern.  I used my Accuquilt GO! cutter to cut the 4.5″ and 5.5″ background squares and the background rectangles.  It wastes a little bit of fabric, but it shortened my cutting time considerably as well as being more accurate.

 

Farmhouse II Layer Cake

Farmhouse II Layer Cake

 

Cross Weave Black on Black by Moda

Cross Weave Black on Black by Moda

Goody Goody Binding Bag

Goody Goody Binding Bag

I have needed a hand sewing kit forever.  I ran across a video on YouTube (below) and really liked how this bag was constructed.  The compartment that holds wonder clips was the best selling point for me. The instructions for the bag can be found here.

This is a great project for scraps.  Each little section only takes a small piece of fabric, so leftovers work wonderfully for this. I have a huge pile of “Smitten” scraps. I had starched them heavily thinking that I needed them for my “Hexie Snowflake” quilt. I don’t like how stiff the pockets are now so I’m going to wash my bags to get out all of the starch.

What I will do differently next time I make this…

Aurifil Thread Spools

Aurifil Thread Spools

The tab that holds the thread has a velcro scrap on the end.  It is the end that you thread through the hole in the spool.  Small Aurifil thread that is on the wooden spool has a very small opening.  It won’t thread through.  Next time, I will either make the velcro a lot smaller (but it won’t hold as well) or use a small tie.  The plastic spools of small Aurifil have a larger opening and work fine.

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Materials

I cut everything out and added some mesh for the internal pocket.  While constructing the bag, I decided against using it and made the pocket with the suggested fabric.  I may revisit this on a later bag some day….we’ll see.

It was quite simple to sew together.  I made both bags at the same time.  Almost as if I were chain piecing.  Maybe I’ll call this chain making. 🙂  So, I have one bag to use and one to put in my gift box for later.

Goody Goody Binding Bag

Goody Goody Binding Bag

I really like how the colors turned out.  The only thing I would change would be the binding on the tan bag. I think it is too light for the outside of the bag.

Goody Goody Binding Bag

Goody Goody Binding Bag

 

Goody Goody Binding Bag

Goody Goody Binding Bag

This is the video I found on YouTube.  I think the bright colors are what appealed to me most.