Monday, 9 February 2015

layers of charm - a {free} quilt pattern

i am so happy to participating in the fat quarter shops new layers of charm quilt-y blog hop. remember ages ago i was doing some secret sewing? well today i get to share what i was making! 


this is such a cute and easy quilt to make, all it takes is one layer cake and one charm pack, and the best part! there is no cutting required *yay* the hardest part of making the quilt is choosing the fabrics!


i chose the boat house by sweetwater and a blue bella solids charm pack and i think they go so well together! i really like the whole nautical theme of the fabrics (and i had way too much fun taking quilt-y pictures with the boats!) i quilted with a big stipple because i thought it looked like waves (see the nautical theme again)



it is the perfect pattern to make over a weekend while watching movies! i watched how to train your dragon 2 while piecing, frozen while quilting and the lego movie while binding, that's how quick it goes together and that is with regular instagram breaks as well :) perfect! 


if you fancy having a go at this great pattern hop on over and have a look at the youtube video to see how it's made! and then grab a layer cake and get sewing :) it is a really good beginner quilt!


thanks for stopping by!

rachael x

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And your pictures are stunning.

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  2. Really like that boathouse fabrics. It looks really good with the blue you've chosen.

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  3. Oh, your photo shoot! Just gorgeous, Rachael! What a fun quilt : )

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  4. Great quilt! What a fabulous background for this quilt

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  5. Boat House would have been my choice, too. Love it!

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  6. Your fabric selection was a perfect choice for your photography backdrop scene!!!

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  7. What a great fabric selection and themed photo shoot with your quilt! It is lovely, congratulations on the finish! :)

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  8. This fits perfectly next to the water, in any form and the fabric placement is amazing. Love all of these and how everyones has turned out!

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  9. Loving that fabric line! The simple design shows it off perfectly! Beautiful pics too! Jxo

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  10. Pretty! Great colors and backdrop.

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  11. Perfect location for your boathouse quilt photos.

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  12. Love your choice of colors and background.

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  13. I LOVE your photos! They are so perfect for your version of the quilt! I also love how you related each step to the length of a movie! The imagery there is fabulous, and definitely gives a good idea of how long this short-cut quilt takes to make (as long as you don't draw everything out like I do!). Lovely finish!

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  14. I love this fabric line and what a great spot for a photo shoot! I think the blue you chose looks great. I like how it's different tot he other blues in the line but still blends!

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  15. Uh oh, my nautically-themed Layers of Charm Quilt is getting pretty jealous of your quilt's little vacation. What I mean to say is, "Rockin' awesome photo shoot you got there!"

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  16. Looking outside at snow, your photos make me long for warmer days! Lovely quilt, wonderfully photographed.

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  17. Love your boat quilt by the water!

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  18. Awesome quilt...and scenery with it is Gorgeous too! Am sooooo ready for Spring! & Summer would be better! giggle....

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  19. Awesome color choice! Love that old barn, too!

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  20. What beautiful pictures...... stunning. You have a lovely eye for colour and beauty x

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