We are now well and truly past the half way mark for the AMH Charm-Along & Charm Dash Blog Hop! I hope you have been visiting all the fabulous bloggers who are participating, and have marked the dates for the ones still yet to come! I have been LOVING seeing all the different versions of the Charm Dash pattern, and it just goes to show that a fairly simple block in theory, can be made in to a variety of styles and designs!
For my latest Charm Dash, I chose a charm pack which has been sitting on my shelf for what seems like an eternity! “Reunion” by Sweetwater is a stunning collection of colours and patterns, and I knew that eventually I would find the perfect setting to use them in. I was right…….
I decided to pair the prints with the most gorgeous of royal blues, and it makes them all pop! I chose to make nine blocks with a 2.5″ border in the same solid. It brought the size to 42″ x 42″, which is the perfect size for a baby’s quilt.
What I love about the Charm Dash is how you can see so many different shapes within the repeat patterns. There are crosses, snowballs, star-jumps right there!
I chose my ever faithful Ikea Numbers for the backing, and it’s perfection.
Given my dodgy shoulder predicament, I went with simple straight line quilting, using a co-ordinating royal blue Aurifil thread #2745. Can you see the divine little bunting there on the binding?
I had grandiose plans of making and finishing THREE Charm Dash quilts for this blog hop – but the shoulder said no…… This darling little quilt is up for sale in my Etsy Store, with free shipping in Australia. So hopefully someone loves it as much as I do and it can be loved and cherished.
Now – A progress report….. Here are some of the stunning quilts we’ve seen so far…..
Purple “Prince Charming” by Sarah
Horizon by Vine Lines Quilting
“Homage to the Amish” by Tisha @ Quilty Therapy – How great do those solids look!?!
And this gorgeous little cushion by Crystal @ Raspberry Spool
So – as you can see – there is a lot of room for variation of the Charm Dash Pattern! There are still FOUR amazing bloggers coming up, with quilts I know you are going to love! Here’s the schedule:
Friday 13th March – Sarah Goer – Things I Make
Monday 16th March – Linden Vine – Vinelines Quilting
Wednesday 18th March – Crystal McGann – Raspberry Spool
Friday 20th March – Anita LaHay – Day Dreams Of Quilts
Monday 23rd March – Progress Report – Ms Midge
Wednesday 25th March – Tsoniki Crazy Bull – Me Being Crafty
Friday 27th March – Tisha Nagel – Quilty Therapy
Monday 30th March – Progress Report – Ms Midge
Wednesday 1st April – Kathy Gordon – Kwilty Pleasures
Friday 3rd April – Angie Wilson – Gnome Angel
Monday 6th April – Roslyn Russell – Sew Delicious
Wednesday 8th April – Abby Rudakov – Things For Boys
Thursday 9th April – Final Post and Linky open – msmidge.com.au
And just because I really REALLY want you to all be involved – I’ve organised an amazing prize from the wonderful Alex @ Aurifil! This prize is ONLY for those making a Charm Dash quilt – and I KNOW there are lots of you out there with the pattern, cos I’ve taken note when you’ve bought it! So if you’d like to win a big case of Aurifil threads, then grab your pattern out and get cracking! And if you haven’t bought the pattern yet – you can buy it HERE and HERE.