I was so inspired by Kathie's (Inspired by Antique Quilts
) recent posts of her fabulous charm quilt that I wanted to share a few of mine with you. I made the first two last Fall while recovering from surgery. Hence, I called this first one "My Charming Recovery". It has 3,072 different reproduction prints (1 1/2" finished squares) in it. The blocks are 12", quilted and bound and then whipped together.
The back is fun too with hand appliqued circles in the centers.
Her's a close up of the back
And this one has 2,940 different fabrics and is made up of 1" finished squares in 10" blocks.
the back has different conversational reproductions
People ask me where I get my fabrics. I buy 99.99 percent of my fabrics from the Busy Thimble
in Litchfield, Maine. I am so fortunate to have such a fabulous shop only 35 minutes from my house, but I am even more fortunate to have Cyndi for a friend. She is such an inspiration!!! If you ever come close to Litchfield, I highly recommend a visit. In 1999 I started cutting a 5" strip from each fabric I brought home. I now have over 3,700 different fabrics in boxes waiting for more charm quilts. (We won't discuss how many I have which date earlier than that). I also have over 1500 different vintage feedsack prints from which this quilt was made.
It is fun to get into the charm quilt spirit. I hope Kathie has inspired you to start cutting up your collection too!