Charm Dash Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop! I had admired Ms. Midge's Charm Dash pattern and when she asked for Blog Hoppers I was excited to jump (er, hop?) on in! I had quite a few purple charms in my stash from my 2005 fabric swap (which I used to make The Purple Quilt) and decided I'd use those. Check out the Anna Maria Horner Charm-Along & Charm Dash Blog Hop! She's got some amazing prizes for her linkup on April 9th. Check out all the details on her blog.

I dove in working on the project in January, choosing fabric, starting to cut my charms, and deciding on the background color (American Made Brand Dark Indigo).

Then procrastination set in... I've been a procrastinator my whole life. Even when I know I'm in it, I can't kick it into gear until I'm really feeling that I'm in crunch time. So, this week, powered by Gilmore Girls and ice cream, while the kids were in school and late into the evenings, I sewed and sewed and sewed until I finished my Charm Dash quilt in the wee hours of the morning late last night. I hope you enjoy the result. (While you're enjoying, I'll be napping.)This is the throw size. With my single 4" border it measures 45" by 58". I'm calling the quilt Prince Charming, made from Charm squares in the royal color of purple. (No, I'm not getting better at naming my quilts. I had help. Thanks, Amber.) I was able to use purple fabrics from my stash for the backing and binding. Woo! #sewmystash2015

Prince Charming
handmade by Sarah Goer
Charm Dash Blog Hop
March 2015

I loved how quickly the blocks went together. It lends itself to chain piecing, which I always appreciate. The negative spaces are great for featuring some creative quilting. (I kinda wish I'd used a more contrasting thread color. I really like how the closed loop of stippling in the octagons looks like coral.

 

If you're excited about making your own Charm Dash quilt, Ms. Midge has her pattern on sale right now at Etsy and Craftsy.

Be sure check out the rest of the Blog Hop; you are in for some great projects by some fabulous quilters! (I'll update my links below to the specific posts once they are live.)

Friday, March 13th - Sarah Goer - Things I Make - you are here ;-)

Monday, March 16th - Linden Vine - Vinelines Quilting

Wednesday, March 18th - Crystal McGann - Raspberry Spool

Friday, March 20th - Anita LaHay - Day Dreams Of Quilts

Monday, March 23rd - Progress Report - Ms Midge

Wednesday, March 25th - Tsoniki Crazy Bull - Me Being Crafty

Friday, March 27th - Tisha Nagel - Quilt Therapy

Monday, March 30th - Progress Report - Ms Midge

Wednesday, April 1st - Kathy Gordon - Kwilty Pleasures

Friday, April 3rd - Angie Wilson - Gnome Angel

Monday, April 6th - Roslyn Russell - Sew Delicious

Wednesday, April 8th - Abby Rudakov - Things For Boys

Thursday, April 9th - Final Post and Linky open - Ms Midge

Thanks for visiting!

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This is one of my finishes from my Q1 Finish Along Goal List. Linking up to the Q1 Finishes party at On the Windy Side.

16 thoughts on “Charm Dash Blog Hop

    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Myra. I think I'm all purpled out at the moment. I look forward to working with some other colors after finishing two projects that were 100% purple over the last six weeks. ;-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Bo. My son came downstairs this morning, excited to see that I'd finished it and told me how beautiful it was. What a lovely start to the morning. :-)

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks, Jasmine. The 2-year-old didn't really agree with me that it was nap time. Caught a few minutes of sleep... I'll be running off caffeine for the rest of the evening.

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    1. sarah

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      Thanks! I look forward to see what others are making. It's been fun to see some previews on IG. :-)

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  1. Roberta Pabst

    Speaking of "the son" - his quilt (and yours, too!!) looks amazing with the new pipe and drape. The show is all hung and ready for admirers. Can't wait for him to see his quilt with all the others. Only 4 children's quilts this year, but I'll bet there will be more next time - they look so good.

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    1. sarah

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      "The daughter" is a little upset that she doesn't have a quilt in the show. She's looking forward to having one in the next show when she is 4 1/2. :-) We should be arriving tomorrow between 12 and 1... hope to see you then.

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    1. sarah

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      I just gave this one it's first wash, and I have to say I love it even more all crinkly. ;-)

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