Monday, October 4, 2010

Charming

... and that is the name that I've given my latest finish. It is finally done!

Why 'Charming'? This whole wall hanging was made out of charm squares. I changed the pattern a bit (what else is new, eh?) as all those squares were to be appliqued onto a piece of background fabric so that the fabric showed up as sashing. Too fussy for me. This is a side view so that you can see the hand quilting.
This close-up shows more of my hand quilting and it also picks up the beads in the flowers.

Pattern Source: McCall's Quilting, April 2007

Have a great day!

27 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's very pretty!

Dolores said...

It turned out really nice. That's what's great about sewing and quilting, you don't have to stick with the pattern, you can make it your own and change things.

loulee said...

Both Charming and beautiful.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Wowwww. Your hand quilting really stands out in this piece. You've got such a handle on how to do this and show off the piece. Exquisite and quite attractive with the beads as well. Very cute.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Rose Marie, this is gorgeous! I love the echo quilting around the flowers! So sweet! And the simple "X"/grid in the squares is just right! Very lovely!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Joanne said...

Really beautiful! Your hand quilting is stunning! And the beads are a great touch.♥

Tatkis said...

It looks so beautiful! Really Charming!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Darlene said...

I love this little one - it's adorable.

paulette said...

STUNNING!!
Paulette

Sharon said...

Very nice, I like the echo quilting around the flowers, really shows off your lovely applique. Nice touch with the beads.

Susan said...

Yes, it is charming. Lovely job of handquilting...........

hetty said...

Good name! It really is Charming! Your quilting looks great! I love the simplicity and yet the elegance. Nice work!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Another stunner Rose Marie....

Teresa said...

Your quilting is superb and don't you just love the way beads sparkle up a quilt.

Jennifer said...

'Charming" is very pretty and soft! Will you hang it now, or wait for spring? It says 'spring' to me.

Sandra said...

Love the your quilting on this one. Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Great name for this quilt because it is certainly charming! Your hand quilting looks great.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Cathi said...

It's fabulous! That setting is great for the 3 applique blocks and has given me an idea! Your quilting really shows up beautifully!

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful, and your quilting is amazing.

Anne Ida said...

Beautiful!

FeatherDuster said...

I made one like that for one of my friends, and put the squares together the same way. I like the colors you used.

Darlene B said...

I've seen this pattern with the sashing as you described, and I like your version just as well! The hand quilting looks fabulous as well...

Phyllis said...

Oh my gosh - it's beautiful. The quilting just makes it! I'm starting to want to do some hand quilting myself, but it will have to be on something small!

What is and where did you get the pattern?

Janet said...

That is very charming and I love your hand quilting on it, fabulous.

Carrie P. said...

How sweet! Love the quilting.

Karen said...

What a good use of charm squares. I have some that would do well for a quilt like this.

MaggieMae's said...

I also made this small wall hanging and I also changed it by piecing, but I put the small it together with long strips separating the rows. It is on my blog if you would like to see. This was a fun little quilt to make. Yours turned out lovely.I follow you because I also love to hand applique and quilt. We are becoming dinosaurs.