Friday, April 8, 2016

A wonky mini charm

Jayne, a fellow blogging friend who blogs at Twiggy and Opal, had this  wonky mini charm tutorial up this week on Wednesday. It was so darn cute, and I happened to have a mini patriotic charm sitting around here for like 2 years. Wow, I grabbed it that morning and got busy sewing and finished it a couple hours later.  You guys have to try it, so darn quick and easy.

Jayne had made her's a mini quilt, I made mine a table runner. The mini charms I used were Primitive Gatherings Old Glory for Moda.  I didn't have yardage of it, so I dug in my stash and found the perfect blue print to go with it for the border. Gotta love having a big stash once again!  I don't mind in the least mixing fabric lines, all that matters to me is that they look good together.


Thursday I quilted it up first thing that morning. Since the patriotic squares are like little flags waving the wind I quilted organic wavy lines.  I even had to pull out Uncle Sam from the storage bin for a pic with the runner.  I can see this as a little scrap buster in so many color ways.  Thank you Jayne for a great tutorial!  Jayne also did a tutorial using regular 5" charms here.






Here's the start of my Island Batik April project.

Linking with Fort Worth Fabric, Whoop Whoop, TGIFF, Crazy Mom and Podunk Pickin's.
Links are on my left side bar.

19 comments:

  1. Love your table runner. Looks so cute with Uncle Sam!

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  2. Your table runner is beautiful. I love the way the the blocks wobble about 😊

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  3. I love those patriotic fabrics! The table runner turned out great, I will have to give those wonky blocks a try.

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  4. There's nothing quite like a fun and quick pattern!! Love it! You could make one for every season.

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  5. Thank you for giving my tutorial a try! It turned out so good! Anytime you can use fabric that has been sitting around...that's a good thing! Uncle Sam looks right at home sitting proudly on your finish! I still get a chuckle at how quick you made this!!

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  6. This is a lovely pattern, but your quilting and fabric choices makes it a beauty!!!

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  7. This table runner is too cute! Love how you quilted it. And you are a tease by showing us a little snippet of your April batik project.

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  8. Wow, you put this together really quickly! I really think it turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with TGIFF!

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  9. Very cute and a great finish.

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  10. I love your runner. Can't stop to chat, I'm off to check out the tutorial.

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  11. Love the 'mini'.......great table topper!

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  12. adorable runner and look forward to seeing your project

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  13. What a great use for a mini charm pack. I have just added this to my bucket list.

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  14. Great table runner! Thanks for introducing us to Jayne and for sharing the links to her tutorials.

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  15. Jayne does have the neatest ideas! I missed this one, and so I thank you for sharing yours, as I will be hopping over and trying it since I happen to have scored four mini charm packs on a Fat Quarter Shop flash sale.... Love your little Uncle Sam. Think he'd be lying down sobbing if he knew the state of the country's presidential gong show, er race....

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  16. This wonky charm table runner really appeals to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Vickie, it's like those little charms were waiting for this pattern. What a perfect patriotic table runner. I love the little Uncle Sam sitting on it ;)

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