“Charmville” QAL #1

6 01 2014

Today’s post is regarding the “Charmville” Quilt-A-Long I’m hosting. I hope you will join in the fun!

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The first step is acquiring the 2014 Feb./Mar. issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. That done, begin sorting the fabrics in your scrap bin into color families. Each little house needs one yellow square for a window and 8 squares of a color (green, for example). The featured wall quilt has 12 Nine Patches: 3 green, 3 red, 1 purple, 2 blue, 1 orange, 1 black, and 1 totally scrappy. Of course, you can make any color configuration that you like!

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I actually made the “totally scrappy” Nine Patch first. I had planned on making all of the houses scrappy. But after making one scrappy house, my conservative, traditional quilt making tendency kicked in, and I decided to make the Nine Patches “controlled scrappy” by color coordinating the tiny squares.

If you need more variety of fabrics, persuade a friend to join the QAL and trade squares with her! The design calls for 1 1/2″ squares, but you could increase (or decrease?) the size.

More about the “windows” in next Monday’s QAL post.

Leave a comment below when you’ve sorted your fabrics and cut your squares for the Nine Patches.

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