Juggling Charms Quilt

Hi, We’re Connie and Mary from Country Threads Quilt Shop.  We are new to Moda Bake Shop, but we certainly are not new to Moda Precuts. We’ve written 2 books using Charm Packs: Country Threads Goes to Charm School and Back to Charm School.  Here’s a quick, easy throw we made with Charms. You can WIN a kit for this quilt by signing up on our blog, “Chicken Scratch“.

1 Charm Pack

7/8 yard solid for blocks green background blocks
5/8 yard for sashing and border
1/8 yard for black cornerstones
3/8 yard for binding
3 yards for baking

To cut the quilt, pick 36 charms to use for the blocks. 
Pick 2 charms for cornerstones. Cut 4 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares from each.  Continue cutting as follows.

  Piece        Color         Cutting
   1            Charms       36 squares, trim to 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″
   2            Solid           36 rectangles, 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″
   3            Solid           36 rectangles, 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″
   4            Solid           12 rectangles, 2-1/2″ x 12-1/2″
   5           Charm           4 squares, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
   6           Charm           4 squares, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
   7           Solid             4 rectangles, 2-1/2″ x 40-1/2″

Sewing Instructions:

1.  Sew Piece #2 to Piece #1 to create Unit 1

2.  Sew Piece #3 to Unit 1 to create block..
3.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 36 blocks. 
4.  Sew 4 blocks together, as shown making 9 sets.

5.  Sew sashing strips to the blocks.

6.  Referring to the quilt layout diagram, assemble quilt top.

6.  Piece together the backing.
7.  Layer quilt top, batting and backing.
8.  Quilt as desired.
9.  Cut 5 strips for binding, 2-1/4″ x 44″ each.

10.  Bind quilt.

Makes a 44″ x 44″ quilt.

It looks like Telly and Faye love the quilt.  We hope you do too!

Country Threads has been a full service quilt shop in a chicken coop on a farm in North Central Iowa for almost 30 years. A kit for this fun quilt is available for $38.95 at the shop or online at www.countrythreads.com.

Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene