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Kate Spain Charm Swap Finish!

Quite a while ago, I participated in a Kate Spain Charm Swap over at Quilts from my Crayon Box.  I just loved the assortment I got back!  So colorful and bright, and so cheery to just have in a stack and pet.  But I decided to actually use them all.  I wanted a pattern that would really show off the variety of fabrics, and this one from Moda Bake Shop seemed to be a great fit.  I enlarged it to use up all the charms.  It's almost a complete charm quilt - I had to add in just a few duplicates to make enough squares.  I absolutely love the final result!

The fabrics have such great variety I didn't really have to consciously do any fabric placement - they all looked good together!

I used one of my favorites from terrain for the cornerstones and binding. 

The quilter did a great job - outlined the stars and added a small flower to the center of each, with a moderately tight stipple throughout the rest. 

I'm completely torn on what to do with this one.  My aunt hinted she'd like it, but I absolutely love it myself, but I also need to try and sell a few quilts.  For now, it's gone into the stack.  Regardless, I'm quite pleased with the results!  


  1. Wow, you are so right -- this is a great way to show off these prints. I love those bright oranges especially!

  2. Happy colors = happy quilt! And really outstanding with that backdrop. What a great place for a quilt photo. Well done!

  3. I love it. You FM flowers look lovely! It is hard figuring out what to do with quilts. So difficult to giveaway the ones you love. I have a difficult time selling them too, then you don't get to see them again! GASP!

  4. What a lovely quilt. I think I'd have a hard time parting with this one if it were mine.

  5. I can sure see why you're having a difficult time deciding what to do with the quilt. It's beautiful.

  6. Very nice indeed - just love that star pattern. It shows off all those prints perfectly.

  7. Really nice quilt. Many different prints but still they go together in a nice way. Good job!

  8. Another pattern on the to do list. It is awesome (and for me it would be definitely a keeper), thank you for sharing.

  9. Of course you need to keep it for yourself. I'm actually considering hosting a 3rd round of the Kate Spain Charm Swap this fall and if I do and if you join in, you could get enough charms to make your aunt a quilt of her own.

  10. I love it! It's so funny that we made the same one just over a week apart. I agree though, perfect pattern for the charms.


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