Friday, October 14, 2022

Free Spirit Quilts

Free Spirit Quilt #1

This brightly colored quilt is made from 4 charm packs.
The fabric line is Free Spirit by Kaffe Fassett.

I added a solid of “Apple” Cotton Shot by Amanda Murphy for Benartex.

The charms are 5”.  I cut 3.25” squares from the Apple fabric.  I sewed from corner to corner chain piecing all the charm squares.  

I then stitched again 1/2” away so that I’d have 2.5” half square triangles already made from the cut off corners.



I arranged the blocks for the design and stitched them all together.
Poor color in this photo but it shows the layout design.  I don’t know a name for the pattern.  I don’t buy patterns.  I just figure out how to create the design from looking at it.  No, I can’t do that with every quilt design I see.  

It’s been awhile since I made a quilt bright and colorful.
It’s not a large quilt.  Measures 49.5” X 64”.  A nice size throw quilt.

It has a fun backing fabric for a fun whimsical look.

So with the left overs, came
Free Spirit Quilt #2

Baby sized at 34” X 48”
I stitched all those cut off half square triangles into pairs and set them in all directions.

With a 5th charm pack I added a border.
And finished it with a really fun backing fabric.

Still there are left overs!!!
A pair of placemats were sewn.  They will be donated for charity to brighten someone’s meal time.


There were still some fun scrap pieces that looked perfect for a set of fun Halloween postcards.

I stitched the bird first after seeing greeting cards on Pinterest made by Beret Nelson, On The Trail Creations Blog.  I decided the other designs didn’t need the buttons.

Those five charm packs were finally exhausted!  But what fun they were to play with!


sirkkis said...

A really awesome colorful quilt, Annie. A big job πŸ™Œ
The Halloween themed greeting cards is a great idea. They look wonderful 😍

Julierose said...

Fantastic job using up all the fabrics!! I love the charm sqs one--so pretty... Nice works hugs, Julierose

Lin said...

What a lovely variety of projects you made with those fabrics. The quilts are gorgeous and someone is going to really enjoy those placemats. Great work with your postcards too. xx

quiltingbydawn said...

Wow, Annie, both of those quilts are wonderfully bright and beautiful! I love how you used all your scraps! So many projects from a few charms!
I have been prepping to make my first fabric postcard following your tutorial. It will be Halloween themed for my grandson. If all goes well, I’ll make another for my granddaughter! 🀞🏻

Createology said...

Annie Dear there must be some award that you should get for utilizing every possible bit of fabric and making wonderful gifts for others. Love the postcards!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am a huge fan of recycling and it looks like you used every bit of that fabric to your advantage. LOVE quilt 2 and the postcards. They are wonderful. And so is your donating the placemats to charity. You are remarkable, dear.