Happy New Year everyone! In celebration of the new year, Fat Quarter Shop decided to showcase their top ten YouTube videos from 2015, and the Layers of Charm pattern was one of them. It is a very easy pattern to stitch!
I chose to make my Layers of Charm quilt using the very pretty Flower Sugar 10″ Origami Square pack, and paired it with a White Bella Solids Charm Pack I had on hand.
Every time I’ve seen a Layers of Charm quilt, I’ve always noticed those middle diamonds, and I’ve always thought that they made perfect little blank canvases for some embellishment, so I went with it and added a redwork rose to my center diamond:
I simply traced a vintage roses pattern (found all over the internet) onto the fabric, and then used some DMC cotton perle #8 in color #321 to stem stitch the design. I think it goes perfectly with the Flower Sugar “look.”
I then did some double diagonal lines of quilting with 40 weight Aurifil thread in color #2250, and I love how they cross each other!
I loved making this quilt, and it turned out so beautiful!
If you’d like to watch the Layers of Charm video, here it is:
And, the pattern is FREE and you can download it here: http://static.fatquartershop.com/media/wysiwyg/pdf/LayersofCharm.pdf
One layer cake + one charm pack. Simple.
Also, if you head on over to the Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber blog, they’re offering a $100 gift certificate giveaway in connection with this #FQSTop10 event. Go find out how to enter!
Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop, for this great pattern and the opportunity to share it with others!
But, wait! Others are making the Layers of Charm quilt and showing it off today! Go check ’em out:
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset
Tricia of Notes of Sincerity
Anorina of Samelia’s Mum
Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation
Cara of That Crafty Cara
Connie of Free Motion by the River
Gerri of Planted Seed Designs
Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road