Friday, December 9, 2016

Charming Plus Finish

In October, I decided to join Tisha at QuiltyTherapy for her Charming Plus QAL.  I thought it would be a great way to use up more of my black and white scraps.




Some lime green, turquoise and yellow scraps would be a fun colorful addition.



I sewed all the blocks as a leader/ender project.   In no time at all I had a finished quilt.

All of my squares were cut at 3.5" so the quilt measures about 54" by 63".



I was able to pull some older stash for the backing.  I didn't have quite enough of the blue and yellow plaid but adding a bit of yellow along the edge worked perfectly.



I used the piecing as a guide for some puzzle piece quilting.  It adds such a fun detail.



Here s a view from the front so you can see how it works with the blocks.  Lines with bumps are just quilted horizontally, then you just do the same thing vertically.



How happy, scrappy is this quilt!?!


Want to see some more finished Charming Plus quilts?  Head over to Tisha's blog.

Happy Friday Everyone!!




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38 comments:

Jan A. said...

This turned out so cute. I love the puzzle quilting.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great finish. I love the puzzle quilting.

Shannon said...

I love the colors your choose for your quilt. It turned out very nice. And a clever idea to do the puzzle quilting too.

Vicki in MN said...

Yes those colors are so yummy, nice finish!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The puzzle quilting is such a fun way to finish this one off!

Katy S said...

I love this! Your quilting is genius!

Libby in TN said...

A very pleasing color combo.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the colors you chose for this one, and the puzzle quilting is such a fun idea. I have a few more blocks to make and then I can start sewing my plus blocks into rows. Ready to get back to it, after we get home tonight from visiting my mom! Happy Friday!

Ariane said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully!!

Colleen Potter said...

Nice finish, love your scrappy look and puzzle quilting ! I recognized some fabric in your first picture - what a coincidence that we are both posting finishes today with the same fabric in them !

Marly said...

A lovely quilt with super fun quilting.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great quilt! I love the colours and your quilting looks like it was lots of fun!

Jo said...

Great idea with the quilting

Anonymous said...

That's the perfect size for charity quilts for a group that I donate to. Thanks for showing this quilt. I hope to make up a couple.

Pamela Arbour said...

Love your fabrics and quilting. I used 5" squares but I would like to make another one in 2-1/2" squares. You did a great job.

Jasmine said...

This is such a darling finish. The puzzle quilting is super cute.

Charlotta said...

I've always loved 9-patch quilts, and the plus pattern is just a nice new twist which really speaks to me as well! Love yours!

Dar said...

Great colors in your quilt. I also like the way you quilted it. So simple but looks great on both sides.

Paige said...

Love the color combo with white and black and your qilting! Beautiful finish!

Lara B. said...

Very happy scrappy! Those colors look so fabulous together against the B&W background! I love you puzzle quilting Cyndy!

Barb Neiwert said...

What a fun quilt! It turned out great.

Vic in NH said...

Thank you for teaching tips on how to do the puzzle quilting, it adds lots of fun to this quilt!

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Charming indeed and I love how you quilted this! You are my hero

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Charming indeed and I love how you quilted this! You are my hero

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Charming indeed and I love how you quilted this! You are my hero

audrey said...

Great looking quilt! I'm going to have to make one of these some day.:)

Emily said...

I love these colors! Lots of fun here!

Jayne said...

The colors...especially with the black and white! Do you keep track of how many quilts you make a year?! Just curious!

Jennifer said...

looking at all the comments, this is a popular quilt! I like it too! just wondering: did you quilt the puzzle pieces free hand? or do you have a long-arm? I'm working on my CharmingQAL, too, but I'm not nearly as far. busy time of year for me, more so than usual....

Janice Holton said...

Colors are great and clever quilting! A really fun finish. :)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a nice finish. I love your jigsaw puzzle quilting :)

Louise said...

I'll add my voice to the chorus of how cute and clever this quilt it! I've pinned one of your photos to Pinterest to remember that super fun puzzle motif. I really like how simple yet eye catching it is! Fun, fun, fun little quilt :)

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

A beautiful finish!

gayle said...

Love that quilting motif! Such fun!

quiltytherapy said...

Your version looks great! The puzzle motif for quilting is a perfect compliment.

How did it feel to bust through some scraps? Thanks for playing along.

Kate said...

Love the colors you used and the quilting pattern is very fun. A beautiful and fun finish.

Muv said...

Hello Cynthia,
I absolutely love the jigsaw quilting - it's one of the many things I keep meaning to try.
Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
Love, Muv

Sandy said...

I love this quilt!