Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Being Charming is a Plus Quilt

This week I am working on a lap quilt from a pattern by Anita LaHay over at Day Dreams of Quilts

What a great beginner quilt!! I am doing something similar to this version... This pattern is very flexible, and is meant for charm packs. So if you've got a bunch, here's your chance to use them up!! I am using up left over charm squares, and matching jelly roll strips from a Kona Elizabeth Hartman roll. The colors!!! (I bought my roll over at Craftsy on sale for $26!!! Holy Bonanza!!!)
What do you think?? I am so excited about this easy quilt!! The pattern keeps the center charm squares whole, so no cutting, and to make that even easier, I am using the jelly rolls instead of cutting the other pieces of the pattern. Lazy?? Maybe! But in the end I will spend more time doing what I love, and less time cutting, which I, well, abhor!! 
And it will be my first rainbow project, so you know it will be packed with rainbowy goodness :) 
I am using Aurifil 50 weight in the piecing, and Aurifil 40 weight for the quilting. I'm not sure what colors I will quilt it with yet... Maybe allllllll of them! How do you think I should quilt it? Hmmm... always fun to ponder and always such a difficult decision! 

Ohhhhh Man!!!!! I cannot wait to show you this when it's done!! 
If you can't wait to make one of your own, hop on over to Anita's shop and purchase the pattern. Then make about a hundred for your friends and their kids. You know they're gonna want their own super fun plus quilt!!!


Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :)


  1. Oh good idea using the strips! This is going to be so beautiful! I cannot wait to see it! xx

  2. This looks like a great pattern and a brilliant selection of supplies to help you on your way - have fun in the making!

  3. Mmm looking good! I can't wait to see more.

  4. I have some of those and those and those...I think I'll wait and see what your quilt looks like! Lazy, not at all!! Charm packs seem to sit on my shelf a long time. Finding a good pattern to use them is hard to do! I cannot believe its your first rainbow quilt!!! I'm so excited ~ get to work, I'm waiting....

  5. That's going to be stunning! Rainbow colouring is beautiful...I would love that pattern.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  6. Such yummy colors! It is going to be stunning.