Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Blog Hop: Just One Charm Pack Quilts ~ Cat's Eye

This is probably a very common story, but I started my quilting journey with a single charm pack. Just one charm pack to try this quilting thing out. It led to a baby quilt, which then led to a new obsession, and now I have far too many charm packs in my stash. What to do with them?

This is why I was so happy with the news that Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Design has a new book coming out called Just One Charm Pack Quilts, and I was honored that she invited me to participate in the blog hop. The quilt I chose to make is called Cat's Eye, consisting solely of half-square triangles.

The fabric I chose is some of my very special fabric that I've been holding onto for a long time: First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita. The huge funky prints are so interesting and unique, and they breathe a kind of urban pace which I adore.

I modified this pattern just slightly from the book version, as I wanted a slightly larger lap-sized quilt.

I designed the quilting to complement the feel of the print: angular and linear. In fact, this entire quilt is made up of just straight lines! The center of the quilt is my favorite with a square spiral design.

I love the look on the back too, as the quilting shows up great on the solid backing.

I really enjoyed making this quilt, both the piecing and the quilting, and I've had a great time participating in this blog hop and finally using up some of that precious First of Infinity fabrics. Be sure to check out the other stops on this blog hop to see other gorgeous quilts made from charm packs!
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