Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charm Crossing

i can't believe it - my quilt is on moda bakeshop today!  yep, it's official.  i'm a moda bake shop chef! i am so pleased to share the tutorial over there.  here she is, charm crossing!



there's so much i want to tell you about this quilt pattern.  and there's a great giveaway at the end, as a reward for listening to me blather on!!


i made the original forevah ago.  i used a bunch of floral charm squares i had collected doing swaps online, and some white tone on tone leftover from a project.  at the time, i just wanted to make a quilt, to get over my fear of making a quilt.  hourglass blocks seemed just hard enough, so that's what i made.  100 of them.

but i forgot to pay attention to the orientation of the squares when i stitched four of them to make a block.  so i ended up with some that had horizontal hourglasses in the top corner, and others that had vertical.  so i played around with them on the floor and thought, huh, if i leave a space i can make this work. so i added in the white rectangles, and then a wide border.

i quilted it on my little machine.  it's still the largest thing i've quilted myself, because honestly, it sucked.  i just did straight lines, following the stitching, which looks cool on the back.  but i didn't know what to do in the centers of the white rectangles, and in the border, so they just stayed blank. i bound & backed it in thrifted fabrics. 



i posted pics of it in my flickr, & i still get new comments and favorites on it.  i tossed around the idea of making a pattern, but don't know pdfs.  one day this summer, i took the plunge & submitted it to Moda.  i was so thrilled when they said they liked it!


OK, fast forward.  here's the back of charm crossing.  i had a swatch watch in these exact colors back in jr. high!  hahaha!  working with moda's bella solids was a nice change.  i love the variety in the bella 2012 colors, they all play well with each other.  the indigo is really pretty.  bella white is creamier than kona, and the fabrics feel a little softer than kona.  but just as nice to work with.


i couldn't get it basted without wrinkles, & then i tried three times to quilt it.  for whatever reason, my machine & i could not work together.  frustrated with ripping out stitches, i turned to the KCMQG facebook page & asked for help.


Ariane of Callie Grace Quilts donned her cape and came to my rescue!  she has a new longarm business, and she did an amazing job on this quilt!  i gave her free reign, so she chose the design.  she did a dense paisley design in all the white, outlined the hourglasses, and it looks wonderful.  so be sure to check out her website, and get some of those tops finished!



and to celebrate, i have a fabulous giveaway today!  how about a $50 gift certificate for quilting services from Callie Grace Quilts?  AND a set of charm packs to start your own charm crossing?  Fat Quarter Shop is giving one winner their choice of two charm packs!  i'm using rafflecopter to run the giveaway:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


mandatory entry:
head over to fat quarter shop, choose what charm packs you'd want to get, and leave me a comment here.  then click the correct rafflecopter button to enter.

personally?  i'd choose mama said sew.


or maybe a little christmas joy:



giveaway ends next tuesday the 4th at midnight , and winner will be drawn and notified on wednesday.   the winner will be responsible for shipping their quilt to and from Callie Grace Quilts.

thanks so much to Moda Bakeshop and Ariane for helping me with this project!   it was a lot of fun and i'm sure we'll do it again soon!  :)

100 comments:

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

Can I pick form the Coming Soon? If so, I love love love Cuzco and the Marmalade in flannel.

If not, I'm all for some Joy and Vintage Modern! :)

Matt and Blair said...

I like the Vintage Modern and the Mama Said Sew.

FabricDonkey said...

Congratulations on becoming a Moda chef!

I rather like Mama Said Sew and Birds & Berries.

grandmarockton said...

I'd LOVE MAMA SAID!

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on having your quilt picked -- wonderful! My two favorites are Color Wheel Over the Rainbow batiks, and Island Punch Mini Tonga Treats.

Gill said...

I like 'lucy's crab shack' and 'oh deer'

Jennie Bobbins said...

I would choose The Birds and the Bees Charm Pack Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics and Mama Said Sew!

Jeneta said...

Cherry Christmas!

Pamela Nees said...

I love the Blitzen by Basic Grey. Love the Vintage Modern, too!!!

Anita said...

I would choose Sew Stitchy! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

B Greene said...

I would choose two packs of Mama Said Sew.

Michele said...

Gypsy Girl is on my must buy list.

I saw yout quilt over at the bake shop and already printed the tut to use for an upcoming scrap quilt.

KD-Quilts said...

I would get Cameo, love it so much I think I would get 2 of them!

memmens said...

What a tough choice, I'm very tempted by Ellen Bakers Quilt blocks and Kaffe Fassetts Spot on pack! So many lovely ones to choose from.

♥Duff said...

I'd choose Sew mama Sew and Riley Blake's chevrons.
p.s. I couldn't find calliegracequilts on FB :O(

Sara said...

Quilt Blocks and/or Out to Sea!

Kim-the-girl said...

I have to stop looking at designer fabric!!! Oh, I love the Mischief line by Nancy Halvorsen! And am currently working on a quilt with some of Lucy's Crab Shack... so that would be a great choice, but I think I love JOY too much!

Brooke said...

oh hooray for you!!!!

jlk said...

I would choose two of Cherry Christmas. I love that line!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This is a really great quilt. I would choose both egg blue and navy blue and probably use gray as my sashing/border. Love it!
Amanda

Melissa Corry said...

Hi Tammie, Saw your quilt over at the MBS and just had to pop over and tell you how much I love it!!! So adorable :) Charm packs are always fun, I think I would change my mind daily on my favorites :)

Kelsey said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! I'd definitely choose some Dear Mr Claus :)

Allison C said...

I would either get Lotta's Bella or Chicopee.

pinsandneedles said...

Lucy's Crab Shack or Vintage Modern are some of my favorites. Thanks

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations on your Moda Bake Shop pattern! I love it!

freakadoodles said...

I would get Cuzco. I want to make myself a pillow with it. Congrats on your pattern!

Brenna said...

I'd take Blitzen and Little Black Dress.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

It's a tie between Gypsy Girl and Spa, but I also like Cuzco...oh I don't know! If I win, I would say just surprise me with two charms packs of one of these lines! Congrats on your first MBS recipe! Someday I hope to be a MBS chef too!

MGM

lynaeve said...

I have been wanting a walk in the woods and gypsy girl

TheMugglePuggle said...

I really love the Cuzco Charm Pack by Kate Spain. I would definitely get two of the same! :)

NW Patchwork said...

I would pick "Mama Said So" and make the MBS quilt for my sewing room. (I have a couch and TV in there) A Christmas line would be fun too!!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

WARNING: I have been at the FQ shop for the last hour.......bad thing thing is I have no extra money to spend on fabrics this week and no extra time to ooh and ahh over fabrics I receive from them.....good thing is, I have a nice selection in my shoping for next week when I get paid!!! LOL!!!!! I would love to choose the mama said sew for myself, but I have a lot of stuff for me, and tons of girly fabrics. I need to choose some boyish type fabrics so I can make your quilt, so I like Lucy's Crab Shack, Bungle Jungle or Apple Jack Cotton. Any would do, They are all cute! I love your Bake shop Quilt and it is going to become my next leaders and enders project. THANK YOU for Sharing!!

Sharon said...

220Notting Hill or Chicopee for sure.

stephmabry said...

I'm really crushing on Cherry Christmas, but Mama Said Sew is a close second. :)

Laura said...

I really love this quilt! I'm crushing on triangles, lately, I think (seems to be the trend, anyway). I also am really loving the charm pack patterns that are popping up everywhere. I've got a couple of packs that I'm stalled on what to do with--I think this pattern may definitely be in my future.

Tammy said...

Well done! I would choose santas workshop by Riley Blake and Marmalade in Flannel, if I cannot chose a line not in yet then I would Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey instead.

Heather A said...

I'm enchanted with the colours in the Merlot Kona Cotton Solids Charm Pack

allierae said...

I would get Moda Bungle Jungle - it's super cute!

Amorette said...

birds and berries!

CJ said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and congrats on being a BAKER!

CJ said...

Didn't realize I was to go to FQS first...I would get Tapestry charm packs! LOVE that line!

Julie said...

I'm thinking Marmalade in flannel OR Cuzco--what great colors. Not out yet, but you have to have something to look forward to!

Anna said...

Love the "Fire 2012 Kaffe Fassett Collective Charm Pack"...and the "Cameo Charm Pack
Amy Butler"...so hard to choose! I really like the Moda Bake Shop pattern you posted - and now I subscribe to your blog!

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I'll take two packs of little black dress please. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I rather like Odds & Ends and Ooh La La.

This is a fabulous quilt! Very bright, very modern.

CarrieM said...

Cape Ann designs andpretty little things

Karen said...

I like Birds and Berries and Chicopee.

capecodder33 said...

I would choose either "Chicopee" (because I used to live there) or the 1930's Bella Solids...Congrats on the pattern...Love it!!

Audra said...

Loving blitzen for Christmas.

Rosa said...

Congratulations for being a Moda Girl.It`s awesome!!

I love Vintage modern and Joy

jennyg said...

I would choose little black dress and gypsy girl.

Anonymous said...

joan e
I like the Lansdowne road charm pack.

cherylj said...

I love the new Marmalade line.

katsewnsew said...

Just found your site from the Moda Bake Shop, Congrats, your quilt is gorgeous! I would choose Bella and Mama Said So Charm Packs if I won the drawing. Thanks for the great site, I feel like I have won already finding it!!!

Leah Glasscock-Sanders said...

roI've been eying Quilt Blocks...
Congrats on your first 'recipe'! =)

katsewnsew said...

I just found your site from Moda Bake Shop, Congrats, your quilt is gorgeous! I would pick Bella and Mama Said So Charm Packs. Thanks, I feel like I already won finding this site!!!

Francine said...

Congrats on being published, yippee! I'd definitely have to go with Chicopee as my choice, but it was hard to narrow down!! Thanks!

Barbara Woods said...

i would love some joy thanks

SewLisa :o) said...

I like the Twirl Charm Pack and Color Wheel over the rainbow batiks.

Anne Baxter said...

I really like "Padstone Range" and "The Morris Apprentice".

tamara said...

I love the Cuzco Charm Pack by
Kate Spain. I love your quilt!!

KVatt said...

I would like Pieces of Hope by Riley Blake and Good Morning.

KVatt said...

Good Morning and Pieces of Hope

JoyceLM said...

I'd choose Curiosities and Good Morning. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ella said...

I'd pick Oh Deer! and Sunrise over the Rainbow batiks.

bets said...

Well. I love all the Riley Blake charm packs! Thanks...

Melanie said...

I would choose Chicopee and Vintage Modern.

hueisei said...

I will choose Joy and Chicopee :)

robin said...

I like Chicopee!

sunrise4501 said...

I would choose the white Bella solids. You can't have too many whites! I love your quilt and I am going to make it!

Susan Jonsson said...

I would choose Mamma saidsew and Oh Deer.

Susan

Rhonda D. said...

I would choose Polka Dot Stitches
and Mama Said Sew.

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allison said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

I would choose flirt - love the colors!

I'm working on a special quilt for my MIL right now and would love to win! I'm going to quilt it myself - or try to, but it'd be awesome to be able to send it off to be done by a professional!

allygvf@hotmail.com

mjnauert said...

yikes! I cant decide which of the three I want more:

Sew Stitchy,
Quilt Blocks,
or Gypsy Girl

Probably Sew Stitcy! :)

ColleenaMareena said...

Man, it's hard for me to choose! My favorites are Riley Blake small chevrons, and Simply Color by V & Co. Thanks for a chance to win!

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Karen D said...

Alpine Wonderland 5" Stacker
Sheri Berry Designs for Riley Blake Designs & Quilt Blocks Charm Pack Ellen Luckett Baker for Moda Fabrics

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Lobster Grrl said...

There's so many to choose from.....Decisions, decisions...

Since I just bought Mama Said Sew (it is totally wonderful btw)
I would pick;

Chicopee
Joy--to get me in the Christmas spirit

Congrats on you Moda bake Shop quilt! it's on my to do list.

Memories By Me said...

Oh what an amazing giveaway. I have a mountain of quilt tops that need to be quilted and I would LOVE to send you a few to finish up for me and the giveaway gives me just the push I needed :-)

and for the charm packs i would pick curiosities by Benartex and Santa's Workshop for Riley Blake.

thank you for so many chances to win!

Betsy Lynn said...

I like Good Morning by me & my sister.

cynthia said...

i would choose mamasaidsew. thank you!

mytwoandras said...

I would choose Marmalade. Thanks for the chance. ~Jen

Patti said...

Can I choose 2 of Mama Said Sew please? If not then the other one would be Moda White.

Barb in MI said...

Love your pattern! I'd choose Good Morning and Bungle Jungle charm packs.

donna said...

i would love some of the kaffe fassett fire 2012. great quilt!

Unknown said...

I would choose "Good Morning" by Me and My Sister designs -- and the New one from Fig Tree Quilts!

marci sinfisi said...

i would love some bella solids and perhaps Fire 2012 by Kaffe Fassett....
thank you!

Anonymous said...

I like Little Black Dress, Mystique, & Phoebe. I think the colors and fabric designs will turn an old quilt pattern into a modern quilt.

Julie
sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com

LoBo333 said...

I like Bella and if we can choose from the coming soon, I "HAVE" to have some Winterkist!

Beautiful quilt - I love that you took what happened and made it into something fantastic and interesting. And I love the quilting!

Debby said...

I was going to go for the 1930 moda solids - but then i as the Pieces of Hope. I would have to go for that so I could make a donation quilt for a local walk in central NY. Thanks for the giveaway and the wonderful bakeshop quilt.

Czarina Mo said...

What a joy to "have permission" to browse all of the lovely fabrics at the FQS! If luck is with me on the fourth, I would choose "Odds and Ends," and "Blitzen." Thanks for the "Charm Crossing" tutorial and the giveaway!

mara said...

Congratulations on becoming a Moda Chef, I like the Vintage Modern Charm Pack by
Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics I think they would look really great using your design.

Quilting Mom said...

congrats on Moda Bake Shop! I love the Field Study Charm Pack byHorner..Thanks for a chance to win!

Marci Girl said...

I am not lying when I say that I will be making this quilt and it is so BEAUTIFUL! Great job and congrats!

What would I pick from FQS? Oh Deer!

Jeannineb55 said...

I love your design! I am going to jump in and try it. I love the Spa collection.

Michelle Hudak said...

I'd love Serenade by Kate Spain

Lori said...

I LOVE this quilt! Can't wait to give it a try. I would pick Mama said sew for the great text prints...love them!

VickiT said...

What a tough choice. There are just so many fabrics I want right now.

I think though, that I would choose Blitzen and also Joy by Kate Spain. I have Grandchildren I need to make holiday gifts for and those both would be wonderful to use.

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