Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lucky Charm Quilts

 

I was honored to be selected to be one of the Moda All-Stars to participate in this new book.    Inside you will find 17 different quilts that use either 1 Charm Pack™, 2 Charm Packs™, or 3 Charm Packs™.  Because I always look for the easy way out - my quilt uses 1 Charm Pack™ and some added bits and pieces you all have in your fabric stash.
This Tea Time quilt used 1 red and white Charm Pack™, 2/3 yards red for piecing and binding and 1/4" yard of linen.  

There is much to choose from

I was particularly enchanted with Carrie and Tammy's quilt.
It used  Grand Traverse Bay Charms with a red Moda cross weave.  On the strength of this quilt I just ordered a bolt of that cross weave.  Expect to see it in future quilts.

Make a comment about Martingale, Moda All-Stars, Charm Packs, luscious woven fabrics, or anything at all and you will win a copy of this book - and a few Charm Packs™.  Just comment before midnight Sunday March 26th.

Also go to the Martingale Blog to enter their give-away for lots of Charm Packs™.  

Laters,

Laurie

71 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful ~ Tea Time is such a sweet little stitch!
love everything, per usual ~
Lori

Maxine said...

Charm Packs are becoming my "go to" purchases next to Fat Quarters. They are so useful for applique. Great to see some piecing options.

Amy said...

Charm Packs are the way to succumb to fabric yearning, without adding bulk to your stash. And they are easy to store. Tea Time is a perfect project to use your pretties!

JudyAnne said...

I love charm packs, and look forward to seeing the new patterns!

DebrafromMD said...

I have many, many charm packs that need to be turned into quilts. This book would offer lots of inspiration.

Jill said...

I have a lot of charm packs I have bought over the years. I need to start making some quilts with them. This book sounds like a great place to start!!!

Sherrill said...

I'm like Jill..WAAYY too many charm packs looking to be used here! I guess I've seen something about the book elsewhere as I, too, loved that Cross Weave quilt.

Janet said...

I love charm packs but I am much better at buying them than using them. This looks like a good book to solve that problem. Your tea time quilt makes me think of summer picnics :0)

Glenda said...

I love that Tea Time Quilt! Oh the possibilities!

MarshaB said...

I love the Moda All Star books and Martingale is such a great publisher. I too have a stash of charm packs and would welcome some inspiration and ideas to use them.

Jeanne said...

Looks like MORE wonderful quilt inspirations!

quilter said...

I love charm packs, and books about charm packs, and moda... you get the idea!
cork@pa.rr.com

Deb G. in VA said...

I have a drawer full of charm packs, so I need to put this book on my list!

Nancy said...

I don't have any charm packs but think I need to start! And I love that Moda cross weave red. Which red is it? I need some, too.

Susie Hoover said...

I did not know that Moda had a woven fabric! I love David Textiles woven fabrics and I'd bet my boots that Moda's would be just as wonderful. I will be looking for them in my LQS! I must say that I don't usually buy charm packs per se. However, being a lover of scraps, I frequently chop up fabric pieces into 5" squares. Thank you for the opportunity to win this new book from Martingale. It looks fabulous!

Mimi said...

I love Tea Time in more ways than one.

piecrust said...

I love charm packs.....little nuggets of fabric goodness that make me happy.

Kathy J said...

I love charm packs but am better at admiring (and acquiring) them than using them. This book would help with that for sure!

Sarah said...

This book looks like it's full of great ideas. I cut my scraps into 5" and 2" squares; this looks like a very interesting book to me.

sarah@forrussia.org

Anonymous said...

I have been looking forward to the release of this book. I intend to make your quilt as well as Carrie's. This series of books has been very inspiring! My plan is to make several colors of your quilt to use as additions to baskets of goodies I bake for my friends. Always love to give a two-fer! Colleen Coffman

Jacqueline said...

I could use some patterns to incorporate the use of charm packs. Thanks for a chance. Love your red and blue.

Allison CB said...

Looking forward to seeing this book - always need more inspiration!! Great use of charm packs!!! Lovely quilts! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Jean said...

I love charm packs but sometimes don't know what to do with them. Can't wait to get this book!

Karen said...

The red cross weave is a lovely red. Not too bright almost salmon in appearance and looks lovely. The book sounds like a fun concept. Charm pack doll quilts? Hmmm...

Happy stitching from NC

Hildy said...

I love your little Tea Time quilt! And I love the Moda All-Stars books it's so great to have a book with so many amazing designers.

cheryl warstler said...

I love MODA fabrics - I always know I can trust the product. and it is very fun to get new ways to combine the precuts. My fingers are crossed because I love all things Minick/Simpson, so more is always welcome!!!! I also, may need to order some red cross-weave..that is fun.

Yvonne said...

At my last visit to the United States I bought a FQ bundle of Grand Traverse Bay. I am still looking for the right pattern to use it.....hopefully soon!

Kathryn said...

I have a stash of charm packs ready to be put to use with this book. Thanks.

Gloria said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this book and ways to use some charm packs.

Judy Zoll said...

Like a lot of others I seem to be a collector of charm packs. This book will be perfect for working down my charm pack drawer--you know--so I can buy more!

Donita M said...

I love Moda fabrics. I pick up charm packs and fat quarters more than I buy yardage. I pull out a charm pack and get to creating. I would share the book with my 4-H quilters! Thank you for sharing the wonderful creations!

the girlfriend gap said...

When I began quilting my first love was charm squares and I still love them. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

Andrea York said...

I have a stash of charm packs just waiting for this book!

Carol said...

I seem to have accumulated a lot of charm packs over the years. I think this book will help me use them.

Helen said...

I love your Tea Time quilt. And thanks for pointing out Carrie and Tammi's quilt with the red crossweave. I've been too distracted by the black crossweave to look at the other colors and I love the red with the Traverse Bay fabric. I think this Martingale book would be fantastic for scraps too!

helen said...

Your fabric is just yum. I think charm packs are a great way to get a piece of every fabric in a range.

Sorcha girl said...

What a winning combination--Moda fabrics, fabulous Moda designers, Charm packs and clever quilt patterns!! And all for the support of a charity. Thanks to all who contributed to the Martingale book. clara-chandler@att.net

Nancy watkins said...

Yummy quilts!!! Cannot wait to get my hands on this book!!!

kristie said...

Love the Moda All stars books...they all have something for everyone. A bolt of crossweave?? I have not worked with that yet...sounds cool.

Diane said...

Moda, Martingale, charm packs= some of my favorite things! Tea time is too cute!

Jennie in GA said...

Always looking for new ways to use charm packs and new excuses to buy them! Thx for the giveaway.

Nyla said...

I love your tea time quilt, my favorite colors and so cute! Sounds like a fun book!

rebecca said...

Another great book to add to my list..

kathy moore said...

Really interested in this book! And that crosswise fabric.

Janet said...

I have quite a collection of Charm Packs ... sounds like this book is just what I need! Thanks, Laurie, for the opportunity to win a copy!

Leanne said...

I love charm packs, they are so versatile and can be used for so many things, I love using them to make tote bags. I even join the charm squares together to make scrappy handles. xx

Nancy Z said...

This will be a great book to have. Can't wait! And I like Carrie' and Tammy's quilt too.

jrquilts said...

love charm packs they add so much to your stash

AnnieO said...

Your little charm pack quilt is, well, charming! I haven't used charm packs that often but do like simple and clever patterns! How fun to join other great designers in this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

ThreadCatcher said...

I have several charm packs in my stash just waiting for inspiration. This book looks like it would do just that. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Nancy said...

Before your post, I had already seen your little quilt on Pinterest and posted it to my "to do" list, but in a larger size.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The linen plaid you used in the mini quilt is so perfect to set off the pieced blocks!

Jo Ann said...

I love charm packs. Thank you for your giveaway. I have a large stash of charm packs.

Mel said...
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Mel said...

Just ordered some Grand Traverse Bay (a charm pack, jelly roll and yardage,) now I am thinking I am going to have to get some of that red fabric as well. Rosie is a bad, bad influence on me and my wallet. :o)

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allcounty said...

I have used charm pack only once. Love your work. Karin :)

Pamela Tasker said...

Congratulations Laurie on becoming a chosen Moda All Star but then we don't need Moda to tell us that ! I am going to keep on swimming in hopes of becoming a winner in one of your special giveaways! All the best to you ! Love your fabrics!

Linda K. Smith said...

I have a couple of charm packs that I've had for a while and couldn't decide how to use them. This book has some great ideas!

LK Smith

Susan W said...

Your use of one charm pack is just perfect for starting a sweet project and finishing it, quickly. It looks very satisfying to see a beautiful quilt in a basket. Makes me want to hand quilt again.

GO STARS! said...

Charm the packs are a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy an entire fabric line. I love to pick them up and would love to have this book.

Kleine Vingers said...

Never used a charm pack but would love to try once. The little tea time quilt is lovely.
aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Love charm packs. Your tea time quilt is adorable.
Would love to win the give away.

Darlis Johns
darlisj@centurylink.net

saltandpepper said...

Very cute quilt, Laurie. Have not used the charm packs, but it looks like an interesting project/quilt to try. Thanks for the chance. ~Christine

Marsea said...

I love Charm packs -Get a little bit of the whole collection - and they do not take up much room

Kurt Schindler said...


Would love some ideas on how to use charm packs. Love your little quilt - looks perfect for summer.

Charlotte

45th Parallel Quilter said...

I have LONG been a fan of pre-cuts and it seems "nickel" charms are the most versatile in the quilts I make. This looks like a GREAT book. Glad to hear I am not the only person who will order an entire bolt of fabric for a "basic" when they fall in love with one! Linda

K Gutowski said...

Looks like another have-to-have book considering the charm packs I've got in stash! Love your Tea Time. Would be great in Blue and White too!

Lisa Riehle said...

I love finding new ways to use the charm packs. Would love this book!

Cory said...

I would love to win this book. It would make a great addition to the 5" die I just bought to help in using my scraps. Thank you for the chance to win

Connie Martin said...

Your red and white check quilt looks like Summer. I love using charm packs.

Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Barb in Mi said...

Love your quilt: perfect red-blue and white combination!

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