Snapshots – Cotton + Steel Charm-along Quilt!

The Cotton + Steel charm-along is half way through now, and I’m pleased to say I have a finish!  May I introduce to you – Snapshots!


When it came to using these delicious prints, I truly did  not want to chop them up, because there are just so many fun characters and elements to a lot of them – I mean, who wants half a horse on their quilt?  Not me!


I ordered the divine grey Sprinkle print – by C+S – during the charm swap, as I knew it would work perfectly, and oh yes it did!  If I could have yardage of all the Sprinkle prints, I most certainly would.


The charms are all quite simply set in sashing, but did need a little math to ensure the charms were centred above the others.  I’m no mathematician but did manage a win there!  I stuck to straight line quilting, about two inches apart, and love its simplicity.  I used one of my favourite variegated Aurifil colours – #4060 – which is a green/grey.


And the backing.  Sigh.  I’ve been holding on to this wide back Melody Miller for a year, since I brought it back from Tokyo.  It is sheer perfection for this quilt, and I just adore it. I ALMOST got it centred, but hey – near enough is good enough in this case!


The backing is a little heavier than quilting cotton, and gives it quite a luxurious finish.  The binding is another C+S print in aqua, and I think frames it all beautifully.


All in all – a winner!  It’s a great simple kind of quilt, and will make someone very happy!  I have started writing up a tutorial/pattern for you all, so watch this space!  It will be a free download in the online store.

Sew Cute Tuesday

30 Responses to Snapshots – Cotton + Steel Charm-along Quilt!

  1. Katie says:

    Just gorgeous! I don’t blame you for not cutting!!!! It it’s amazing and I love the back!!!

  2. susie says:

    This is fabulous!

  3. Kath S says:

    NICE! It has a very refreshing calmness, serene feel (like spas try to create). I’ll look forward to your tutorial. Did you make the top without any repeats?

  4. Ros says:

    Simple and perfect. That sashing fabric is the bees knees. One of my all time Midge faves. xx

  5. Love Love Love that backing – fantastic Quilt xx

  6. Janine says:

    OMG! Amazing. I didn’t do the C & S swap because I was away in the caravan – wish I had now! Love that backing soooo much and the sprinkle grey is to die for. You done good MsMidge!! 😍😍

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  8. Jayne Maddern says:

    Love, Love, Love it!!! That sprinkle sashing is fab, and the backing devine! <3. Cant wait for the pattern! I think I will use that pattern for my second set of Kate Spain Charm swap fabrics 🙂

  9. Bethany says:

    This is just lovely. I love Cotton + Steel. Gorgeous colors and gorgeous quilting. I love a pretty fabric for backing and often admire my quilt backs!! Nothing wrong with that!

  10. Linda Mcleay says:

    That looks wonderful. Might use that design for mine. Like you I don’t want to cut up my charms!

  11. Di Ross says:

    Hi – Love this quilt. As you said it is a great way to showcase great fabric. Would love the pattern , thanks for doing all the hard work for us . Cheers Di

  12. Gina says:

    Gorgeous quilt! Love that you kept the charms whole! That backing is perfect!! Well done! Who gets to snuggle under it?

  13. Love it! I like how the grey sashing tones down the charms. So pretty!

  14. It’s hard to cut into gorgeous fabric, but look at the amazing result! This quilt is so great, and I love the backing panel. I think you chose the perfect fabric for the sashing. It really lets those prints shine!

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