Sunday, August 29, 2010

Charm Pack Quilt Along - Final Step

How is everyone coming along in their charm pack quilt along? Did you get all your blocks done? I hope so, or hope that you are almost there because the best part is putting it together! 

Oh, if you are just joining us, no worries. You can join in at ANY time! Just click HERE for all the steps. :)

The only thing left to do is to put your blocks together, add the two borders, sandwich, quilt, and bind and enjoy! 

The hardest part about this step is deciding on which layout to use!! I can attest to that, since I change dmy mind 5 times before setting on this one....and I love it!!


At the end of the post, I will show you some more layouts in case you missed them the first go round. I encourage you to play around with your blocks though. You may find a layout different than what I've posted! Or, you might decide on one, lay out your quilt and not like it in the fabric you are using. So just move them around a bit until you say "THAT'S IT!!". :D 

Once you decide on how to lay out your blocks, just sew them together into rows of 5. Then sew those rows together. Remember when you are pressing your rows, press them in opposite directions so that your seams nest nicely. 

Once your blocks are together, you can add on your borders. Now, you can add or subtract borders as you choose. There is no right or wrong so do what you like. My instructions are just a guide. :) 

My first border, the white, I cut eight 2.5" strips so I had enough to go around. Then for the outer border I cut eight strips at 4.5" wide. Before you cut this, measure your fabric first. I had a tad over 36" fabric so I was able to trim the edge and still get 8 strips. If you have less than 36", you will want to cut your strips at either 4" or 4.25" so you have enough. Then add them to your quilt. White first, then print. 

After that, you are ready to press your top nicely, sandwich it, quilt it, then bind it!!

So, with that being said, and to keep consistent, let's meet back here in two weeks, on September 12th,  to show off our completed quilts!! I can't wait to see them all!

As promised, here are some of the layouts you can choose....or see if you can come up with something different. :)

Charm Layout 1

Charm Layout  2

Charm Layout  3

Charm Layout 4
Charm Layout  5

Charm Layout 6

Remember...have fun with this!

Much Love!!!

19 comments :

  1. Decisions, decisions..... I finished my blocks last night. Now which lay out to do????? I love all of the options that this block gives you. Thanks so much for taking us on this journey!!!

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  2. Love your layout! Absolutely fabulous quilt, and looks like everyone had a great time quilting along with you!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I don't think that I would have ever made this quilt. You gave clear instructions and the time-line was perfect. This is the first time I've done a guilt along and I really enjoyed it.
    cindy

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  4. Just want to say thanks for doing this QA. I've had a blast, and done a quilt I would have been too intimidated to do. I'm just so excited about actually getting to this point! You've definitely inspired and taught.

    My dh picked the layout for me as I couldn't decide. Now I just need to add the borders!

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  5. I just came upon your blog today - and I love this quilt. It's not too late to do this quilt is it, since you have a place to go to get all the instructions? I'd love to make it, but don't want to buy everything and then not be able to get to the instructions! Thanks!

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  6. your quilt turned out beautifully! It's so pretty in the Nest.

    And I don't think I could have picked a lay-out.

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  7. You chose the layout I love the best, and I love it in fabric as much in EQ! <3 Makes me want to actually get moving on it.

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm still working on my block assembly. I got a bit sidetracked since I have to complete a quilt by mid Sept. that is a donation for a raffle. So much to do and so little time! I haven't decided on a layout yet either. I figure I'll play around with it when all my blocks are done. Can't wait!

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  9. I love your quilt. I am only at step 1 right now. I am moving very slowly at all the quilts I am working on. I will make my quilt in version 1 that you show at the end of this post. Hopefully I will get in gear and do step 2 soon. Thanks for doing this quilt along.

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  10. These are great! I just found you, but plan to go back and do this. I love how yours turned out!

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  11. Oh you sooo stole my layout! LOL

    Oh and beware I have your address and I have a quilt burgler outfit all picked out....so keep this in a safe place for me because I WANT IT!

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  12. What a beautiful quilt also some wonderful layouts
    Hugs Janice

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  13. I like the layout you ended up with! And your quilt is gorgeous!

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  14. Wow!!! so cool as usual! I'm trying to catch up looking at everything I've missed!!

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  15. I love this quilt- your border fabric really makes it stand out! Beautiful!

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  16. I'm a little behind but I got all my half square triangles done. Where do we go to see everyones quilt? I love to see the different fabrics that everyone uses and the different layouts. ARe you going to have a linky party for this quilt along?

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  17. Your final layout decision is awesome as I had that decided when I started this QAL. And planning to stick with it now that I have seen your outcome! That is one heck of a quilt KarrieLyne and love your border as it accentuate your blocks perfectly!

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  18. The Flickr Pool did me in. I got my charm packs this weekend!

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  19. Hello dear heart..Denise made one of these with the rectangle blocks...love this..I want to make one...but first I would love to invite you as a guest blogger at STash Manicure..you could do a Tut...consider this ...? let me know.you would know don't welcomed with open arms... connect with me at madamesamm at cogeco.dot com

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Happy Quilting!

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