Saturday, May 23, 2015

Charm Square Sampler

This is my Charm Square Sampler Quilt Top. I used a two Eat Your Fruits and Veggies by Pat Sloan charm packs and a red with white circles Lake House background from my LQS. I cut my sashing 2.5 inches and the blocks are 16 inches. Right now the top is 55 inches square--big enough for my kitchen table. I may add and additional outer border to allow for some shrinkage. Here is a link to Shannon's directions for this quilt http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com 
Now, I need to find a good quality backing as this will be washed all of the time.
 My dishes are Fiestaware--in a rainbow of bright colors. I always make bright scrappy tablecloths to show them off.
 I use quilts as tablecloths because these are absorbent, cheerful, and useful. I have made quilted placemats too, but they tend to shift around and have more spillages. Here is my Good Night Irene tablecloth quilt I made last spring. My Fiestaware looks great on it!
My birthday is coming and I am getting the Fiestaware canister set as an addition to my collection. I am trying to decide on what colors to get them in. My canisters go in my cabinet, but I may want to put them out on the counter. I like this color combination of the scarlet, tangerine, and sunflower. These colors look nicely with my granite and maple cabinets.
I finished up my Canning Season Block for the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along
and the Chicken Foot Block.
Here are all of my Farm Girl Vintage Blocks so far. I am making them from my scrap bins and love how they are coming together. 

The LQS is having a sale, so maybe I can find a backing for my Charm Square Sampler...

29 comments:

  1. All so pretty! I love all the bright fun colors you've used.

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  2. Your Charm square sampler quilt top is wonderful....thanks for giving your sashing measurements wasn't sure what to cut for mine. Mind you I have to make the last block yet!! Love your other blocks...great to be using your scraps up ...best time to buy backing when a sale is on!!

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  3. What a great idea to make tablecloths out of your quilts! I am definitely going to try that. I have Fiesta Ware, too, and love how it goes with the scrappy colors.

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  4. Fiestaware with colorful, scrappy quilts. It doen't get any better than that! Love it!

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  5. Gosh, lots of lovely eye candy here! I really love your Charm Square Sampler... the bright red is great! Linda

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  6. Your tablecloth/quilt is wpnderful. What a great way to use your quilts. This will be so colourful in your kitchen. Great match for your table ware.

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  7. You must have very neat diners in your household! I love the idea to use quilts as tablecloths, but I'd probably have to wash it every other day. LOL
    The bright colors are just perfect.

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  8. Your quilt looks like it will match your dishes perfectly! Very bright and cheerful.

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  9. I love the idea of using a quilt for a tablecloth. What type of batting do you use in them. Would Thermore work??

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  10. I also love your idea for using quilts for tablecloths. The red background is fantastic! I really love all your farm girl blocks so far! The colors are perfect :)

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  11. Tanya, I have my blocks all done for this same quilt, but not the sashing and backing yet. This week, my friend. This week! You're inspiring me with yours.

    Julie

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  12. Great accomplishments, as per usual. I like the colour combo on your granite too! LQS having a sale...have fun!

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  13. Doesn't your quilt look great as a table cloth. The only thing I think is that you do not want to put too much work into it just in case it gets stained but I still think I will make one for my table.

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  14. Hi Tanya - great work on the Sampler there - love your fabrics & the red does look so cheery & bright... I hope you find a backing you're happy with so you can get it finished & on your table!

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  15. Your Charm Square Sampler, with its red background and bright colors just knocks my socks off Tanya! And using a quilt as a tablecloth does look wonderful with your Fiestaware. We could never get away with doing that - we're too messy. Great progress on the Farm Girl blocks too1

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  16. That quilt will look fantastic with your dishes!! And I love your Farm Girl blocks.

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  17. I love those colors and the quilts look wonderful as table covers! Great idea!

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  18. Dang you are busy! Love the red background fabric on your quilt, so vibrant! And who doesn't love fiestaware?!

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  19. A tablecloth is such a great idea! Also, I love the little chick block

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  20. I love the colors in your charm pack quilt top.
    I also love Fiestaware and actually have a goal of getting rid of the ugly dishes I have now and replacing them with the colorful Fiestaware.

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  21. Your Charm Square Sampler is very bright and bold. It will look great with your Fiesta Ware.

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  22. Well I just love your Fiesta Ware and the fact that you use your quilts as tablecloths. I never thought this was possible because of the bulk (of mine), but it looks like you have a hang of it and I am taken by the idea of quilts being USED, what a colourful post

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  23. Oh my, oh my, oh my, your post is so inspiring to me! I need to go ahead and finish the Charm Square Sampler QAL, too. I don't like my blocks near as much as yours, though. And those tablecloths! I so must make some for our home! We have a large table, so it will take some time, but oh my, I shall do this!!! And then your Farm Girl blocks are just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  24. Hi Tanya! Your NEW colourful quilt is so beautiful! I love your dishes too! x Teje

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  25. I have fiestaware too--and our granite looks nearly identical. Your Farm Girl Vintage blocks are so cheery!

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  26. Everything looks great! Your charm square topper is inspiring me to work on mine.

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  27. Love all the scrappy goodness on this post!

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  28. Love the bright and cherry colours. Never thought to use a quilt as a tablecloth. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

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