"Forgotten Charms" is the name of my latest finished quilt and my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2010.
Several years back, I purchased a charm pack that I fell in love with at the LQS. At the time, I was thinking of making the fabrics into a patchwork bag or a cushion cover. I didn't have many quilting cottons in my stash at that point, and I didn't have the budget to buy coordinating yardage to make my charms into something bigger. Waiting and dreaming about what I would make with the charms, they were put aside.
Years passed and I would feel guilty that I still hadn't used those charms. This past spring I joined Jacquie's Spring to Finish Challenge and these charms made their way onto my "to-sew" list. I stumbled upon a scrap bag at the LQS that had fabrics that would co-ordinate with my forgotten charm pack and I started to dream up how I would stitch them all into a quilt. Rather than cutting up the charms, I decided to frame them with the scrap bag strips. However, this left me with a small quilt. I turned to my friends in blogland to ask for their suggestions in how to proceed and received more than advice, I received an offer of more charms! Amazingly, it just so happened that my lovely friend, Nicolette, had purchased the same charm pack years ago and she had some leftover she would share! My finished quilt includes charms from her - making this quilt extra special to me. Thanks, Nicolette!
Leftover pieces from the front were stitched together to add the piece-y strip I love so much, to the quilt back.