Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Charm Squares Baby Quilt II -- In Progress!

Last night I started the quilting on my latest project -- another version of Elizabeth Hartman's Charm Squares Baby Quilt for yet another pregnant friend.

Here's the top, with lots of excess batting poking out around the edges:

I'm going for the same straight line quilting that I did last time, as you can see here...

And speaking of last time, I think I probably never posted pictures of the last quilt since I was afraid Karen & Luke would see it before I had a chance to give it to them.

Hopefully the one I'm working on now will turn out as well. I'm planning on binding it in yellow, which I think will be super cute! I would love to try some free motion quilting but I just don't quite have enough faith in my crappy Shark sewing machine. For now, though, the straight lines are working for me.

I also did one quilt between these two that I forgot to take any pictures of before giving it away! That one was from Elizabeth Hartman's Nine Patch Lattice Quilt pattern. Can you tell I like her stuff? She writes a fantastic blog called Oh, Fransson and just came out with this delicious looking quilting book (it's on my xmas list!): The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker (Stash Books)


  1. Can you share what fabrics are used in the pictures of your first quilt here? I love the choices and love the straight line quilting!

  2. Sure! It's all from the "A Is For Alligator" line by Hoffman Fabrics. The background is a gray kona solid -- smoke, maybe? -- and I bound it in a bright yellow kona solid... but I can't remember the name.

    Anyway, thanks so much. I owe this quilt, as well as the straight line quilting idea, entirely to Elizabeth Hartman!