My quilt, “Charmville” was published in the February/March 1014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Shortly after its release, I proposed a Quilt-A-Long. You can access all the QAL blog posts by typing “Charmville” in the SEARCH box. Four participants finished their quilt tops by the March 10 deadline. Click here to view the blog post. But some of my European friends did not receive their copies of the magazine in time to meet the deadline, so I proposed a Second Wave deadline of May 1. I am happy to say that several additional quilting friends completed quilt tops! First up is Stephanie’s “Charmville at the Beach.” Stephanie received the Viewers’ Choice award for her first “Charmville” quilt. She enjoyed making the little houses so much, that she made a second quilt!
Angela made a quilt to hang at her kitchen window! And her houses have doors rather than windows.
Judith nicely coordinated the roof colors with the houses in her quilt.
Marie selected green lawns instead of black roadways to separate the 3 rows.
Karlene included pine trees, stars, a “Nine Patch” border. . . . and made oodles of houses.
I love the cute print Judy found for the outer border!
Conny used a dark background and named her quilt “Stuttgarter Naechte” (“Stuttgart Nights”). She plans to add an outer border when time avails.
Suzie said she auditioned several fabrics from her stash for the border, and the yellow daffodils suited best.
Gala participated in her guild’s “ugly fabric” challenge. She used ugly fabrics in the houses and purchased fabric for the background and borders.
Trinity used 2″ squares for the houses and modified the roofs to make a table runner. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see machine embroidered flowers in the “sidewalks.” Aren’t the yo-yo shrubs darling?
Helga modernized her quilt, “Reihenhaeusle” (Little Row Houses), by quilting the shapes of houses in the negative space of the center row.
Thanks, ladies for sending me pictures of your quilts. I’ll be sending you each a prize . . . a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 9.
Please leave a complimentary comment below about one of the “Charmville” quilts pictured above.