Friday, April 30, 2021

Another Finish!

Amazing ... another week, another finish.  I wish I could continue this mini trend.  This was a really easy, small quilt.   

It was a beautiful sunny day when I took this picture.  I decided it was nice to leave a little sky in the picture.  (Many thanks to hubby who was holding the quilt.) 

This is a free pattern from Elizabeth Hartman.  She offers a version using charm packs and a bigger version using layer cakes.  You can find the directions here.  You can also find other free projects by going to her website and looking under "Projects."  (Every time I show this quilt it takes me forever to find the web page as it isn't listed as a free pattern, although it is.) 

You can read the back story on the charm squares here. The squares that were cut in half were actually cut from stash.  I was able to introduce a little calm into the mix with them.  It's a very easy quilt even if you cut your own 5" squares.  Below you can see the backing.  I was really happy to use that older piece of flannel.  The only downside is it's hot in central Virginia in the summer -- who's going to want to use a part flannel quilt? It's going to a NICU in the Richmond area through Country Piecemakers in Powhatan, VA.

I'm trying to decide what fabrics should be cut next for one of these quilts.  Hum, maybe I should think about cutting 10" squares for a bigger quilt?

Here's Sharon's version that looks completely different from mine. 

And last, proof of finish of my table runner/wall hanging. 

Ok, honesty here, I haven't put the sleeve on it yet nor have I decided about eyes or bubbles.  But one of these days I will do that.  Maybe sooner than later. 

I'm ready to finish this off and get back to the studio.  I'm FaceTiming with Sharon this PM and I need to figure out what to do during that time.  New quilt? Pull out a UFO? Make blocks that I need to send off?  Decisions, decisions.  

I'm linking up to all of these fun parties: Midweek Makers, Needle and Thread Thursday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?, Finished or Not Friday, and Beauties Pageant. Wow!  That's a lot of blogs.  But jump right in and start surfing.  You know you will find all sorts of great inspiration. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie  


  1. The two versions of this pattern made adorable baby quilts! Thanks for all the links.I hope you have a fun FaceTime call with Sharon.

  2. The charm squares quilt looks great, Bonnie -- I like the quilting design, too. Hooray for a finish! One of the joys of quilting is seeing how different a design looks when made with completely different fabrics.

  3. love the charm quilts! always amazing how different a quilt looks with different fabrics! thanks for the link...

  4. Wonderful quilts! I love both versions! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth's free pattern!

  5. Awesome finish, Bonnie! LOVE the way the colors POP! off that gray background!!

  6. Wow, both charm quilts are adorable, Bonnie and Sharon!!! Super cute quilting, too!

  7. I love both quilts, Bonnie. The blue does give the quilt a calming look and just love the beautiful fabrics in it. Have a lovely weekend and happy quilting.

  8. That is cool to see two different versions - I really do like that grey against those bright colors - nice finish!!

  9. Love that fabric line with the space theme. I got it from Craftsy and made a cute quilt with it. Elizabeth Hartmann's site is always a challenge. I want to give credit to her by including a link but then the site changes and all links are dead. AAARRGGHHHHH. The runner is a darling but it is making me crave seafood.


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