Baby Charm Dash Quilt


Today it’s my stop on the Charm Dash Blog Hop showcasing Ms Midge’s Charm Dash quilt pattern. This quilt was a pleasure to make and gave me an opportunity to indulge in my recent love affair with low volume prints.

I decided to make the baby sized quilt from the pattern which required six blocks. For each block I cut a random assortment of low volume fabric to create a uniform but scrappy feel to the background.

The aqua elements of the quilt were also a scrappy affair and I’ve pretty much decimated that colour in my stash…oh well…I’ll just have to buy some more. Fabric shopping is such a hardship…. *winks*

I backed this quilt with the classic numbers text fabric from Ikea. (Not sure if that’s the exact name of it but I’m sure you’ve probably seen it around before.)  I love the modern simplicity of this print and it works in well with the low volumes on the front. Melissa also uses it for her Sweetwater Reunion Charm Dash. For the quilting I kept it very simple and just used straight lines with a random distance between each one. This style of quilting also keeps the project fairly quick.

I made the quilt in traditional style according to Melissa’s pattern but some of the others on the tour look so incredibly different based on their colour schemes and fabric choices. I love how one pattern can be interpreted in so many different ways.

To see the rest of the quilts in the series, you can visit them here:

Friday 13th March – Sarah Goer –  Things I Make
Monday 16th March – Linden Vine –  Vinelines Quilting
Wednesday 18th March – Crystal McGann – Raspberry Spool
Friday 20th March – Anita LaHay – Day Dreams Of Quilts
Monday 23rd March – Progress Report – Ms Midge
  Wednesday 25th March – Tsoniki Crazy Bull –  Me Being Crafty
Friday 27th March – Tisha Nagel  –  Quilty Therapy
Monday 30th March – Progress Report – Ms Midge 
Wednesday 1st April – Kathy Gordon –  Kwilty Pleasures
Friday 3rd April – Angie Wilson –  Gnome Angel
Monday 6th April –  Roslyn Russell – Sew Delicious
Wednesday 8th April – Abby Rudakov – Things For Boys
Thursday 9th April – Final Post and Linky open  –
If you make a Charm Dash, Melissa has also got an amazing prize from Aurifil – check out all the info here.
And yay – this one is my first quilt finish for 2015!

16 thoughts on “Baby Charm Dash Quilt

    1. Thanks Pam! It was a choice purely of necessity – I've been trying to use up my stash and I had no yardage of aqua so I pieced it from smaller amounts. I really love it too! 🙂

    1. Aww thank you Nat! I've actually been feeling a bit stuck creatively and have had a few misses lately. The blog is just the highlight reel 😉 So thank you for your lovely compliment!

  1. I've heard that behind many great quilts is a supportive husband .. In this case, quite literally! Legs not quite cropped out of images. 😉

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