January 30th, 2013

Charm Pack Superstar Quilt

by Julie Hirt

 

First, I apologize for the picture. It’s the only one I have with me and it was taken with my phone. As soon as I have time I’ll upload some more pics.

If this has been done with charm packs before I haven’t seen it, but I’m sure it’s out there!  I have a pretty large stash of charm packs and pulled one out and starting playing with layouts. Before I knew it I realized I could make a giant star quilt block using 40 charms.

charmpack

This Superstar Quilt is easy and sews up fast.  Would be great for a quick baby shower gift. Or put 4 or more together for a bigger quilt.

Materials:
Charm Pack (40 5″ squares)
24 white 5″ squares
4 white 9.5″ squares

Optional 3″ Border:
1/4″ yard border fabric cut into four 3″ strips

 

Place 16 white squares and 16 charms right sides together.

Sew corner to corner. Cut 1/4″ away from the seam on one side.  These will become your “points”.

 

Layout your pattern so you are happy with the color placement.

layout

Sew into blocks:

blocks

Sew the blocks into rows:

rows

Sew the rows together and… voila!  SUPERSTAR

And I can’t help it, but in my head I say “superstar” like Molly Shannon’s SNL character Mary Catherine Gallagher. Forgive me.

Oh, and don’t you just LOVE those fabrics?  It’s the only little bit of Dream On fabric by Urban Chicks for Moda that I had.  I was saving it for something special.

 

 

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15 Responses to “Charm Pack Superstar Quilt”

  1. This is going to be so pretty when it is all quilted and wrinkly.

    I, too, have been saving this same charm pack……Dream On, I think………as it reminded me of vintages floral sheets. Sometimes it’s so hard to use these little bits of lovely, knowing we won’t come across them again. Something small enough to be out and in our sightline all the time is a wonderful idea.

  2. A very sweet pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  3. Wow, love this too. I have so many single charm packs and this is a great pattern for using them..Thanks!

  4. Your star is gorgeous. Love the color combination. How many charm packs are needed to make -lets say – a full/queen quilt? Also, is the fabric used to put together a charm pack washed first? If not, does this cause problems later? Just questions that have been on my mind. Look forward to using your pattern. Thanks so much!

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