Saturday, November 26, 2011

More ideas for 1300+ charm squares

I realized last night as I was working on the pattern for Collection of Scraps that this might the perfect quilt for the stack of charm squares. There are only a couple of strips (that can be pieced) that are too long to cut from a 5" square. You can just about get one block from a pack of charm squares.

Here's a closer look at several blocks so you can see that we made each one just a bit
differently depending on the fabric available. Very fun!


I better get cookin'! The kids/grankids/parents will be here this afternoon expecting to eat our version of Thanksgiving leftovers. I make a massive turkey hash with all the fixin's; Mom makes the pies (with her perfect flaky homemade crust) and my oldest son, Neil, always comes up with some fun new dessert to try. This year, pumpkin/gingersnap/cheesecake parfaits. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Have a good weekend enjoying leftover turkey.

Please comment for the giveaway on Thursdays post. Thanks.

82 comments:

  1. Great pattern...I love charm squares!

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  2. I probably would keep all the charms waiting for the perfect project. This might be the one.

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  3. Oh! That's a lovely quilt! You're right - that would be the perfect pattern for those yummy squares!

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  4. Thank you for posting this pattern! I have some charm packs that I wanted to make a unique quilt with and was looking for a pattern that would use up the majority of the fabric (HATE to waste any of it-- it's so pretty!)-- but didn't want to just sew them together-- was thinking something like a Log Cabin type pattern would look wonderful with those colors--- and this pattern is PERFECT~~~~~!!!! Thank you so much! Enjoy your late Thanksgiving -- we're doing the same today! Except, we're having lasagna instead of leftovers! :-)

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  5. I have been using up a lot of my Kansas Troubles on my current project. Soooo, I would love to have some more!
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  6. I'm hoping to need lots of ideas for charm square!

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  7. I love the blocks you have made with the charms. I am always looking for inspiration, so Thankyou. :)

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  8. REALLY LIKE THE BLOCKS!
    HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY!

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  9. Amazing blocks....even more amazing border!

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  10. I just absolutely love that look!! Is the pattern available?

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  11. I love the blocks and the border: they complement each other

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  12. love it! The parfait sounds scrumptious, too!

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  13. Quilt is breathtaking...so glad you showed the close-up!

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  14. That is a massive quilt! It's very pretty and creative, too! Have fun eating your meal with your family today. :) Blessing!

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  15. The hash sounds good. I am beginning to like the scrappy look. It was difficult in the beginning for me not to have an exact look.

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  16. We finished leftovers last night. Love your quilt. Pumpkin cheese cake is delicious so my guess is the parfait will be great!

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  17. I have a scrappy quilt that was an online project....I used all KT fabrics, so would love to use some of those charms in a piano key border for it. Hope I win!!

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  18. Beautiful quilt and great for smaller pieces.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful dinner.

    Debbie

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  19. Love it!

    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio
    Hawk612@aol.com

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  20. Wonderful pattern for smaller pieces/scraps! I love leftovers after all that cooking. It gives me more time for sewing. :~

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  21. The blocks are really good. I like the idea a lot. Thanks for the opportunity to win the charms.
    Mary

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  22. Really cute blocks! And the parfaits sound yummy! ;-)

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  23. Great way to use my stash of KT!

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  24. Love anything scrappy with KT fabrics. My son made a sweet potato pie for the first time this Thanksgiving, yummy.

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  25. Love this quilt. May be entered on my bucket list. Happy Leftover Day. Renee S.

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  26. Beautiful quilt!! love the look.
    Sandy B

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  27. great idea on using the charm squares. The blocks look great! What a fun pattern.

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  28. Today is a perfect day to sip some soup while relaxing under a quilt mde from some of the fabulous charms in the complete collection. Of course I'll have to wait till I win it!

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  29. I think it would be so much fun to play with all those squares.
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  30. I would start a Kansas Troubles museum with all those charm squares

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  31. I have been thinking about that awesome give of Kansas Troubles and what it would be to win them and what I could make with all of them! Thank you for your generous gift! Patty D. from CC, MO

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  32. Lynne,

    Yes, I do understand about last minute stitching. I made a Thank You for your Service quilt for my oldest brother (and secretly one for my husband). I had to have my brothers done yesterday and finished at 10:30. whew!

    Thanks for your offer. It is Amazing.

    Leslie Nickels

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  33. Here in south AL the farmers are picking the last of the cotton in the fields. Its a beautiful sight - the beginning of new fabrics for new quilts.

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  34. THE SCRAP QUILT IS SO NEAT!
    HERE IN MONTANA,WE QUILTERS ARE BUSY FINISHING UP OUR KANSAS TROUBLES-FABRIC CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNERS FOR OURSELVES AND FOR GIFTS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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  35. Another chance to win all of those wonderful charm squares. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Pat F.

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  36. Except for turkey that went in my sister's freezer and half of a pie (also with homemade flaky crust), all the leftovers are gone, gone, gone. At first glance I didn't realize all the blocks were the same, just fabrics switched around.

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  37. Love the stack of charms from 11 years of fabric design! I also love Thanksgiving leftovers! How blessed we are to live in this country. God Bless you and yours.

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  38. It would be a great pattern for the charms.

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  39. GOOD DAY! (TURKEY LEFT-OVERS ARE YUMMY!)
    LOVE VISITING YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  40. wbocrafter@comcast.netNovember 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Hmmmm. What could I possibly do with all that fabric??? Not quite sure yet but it would be guaranteed to get a good home.

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  41. Quilting and recipes, we love the combination.Both combine thngs and turn out a wonderful creation.

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  42. Amazing pattern! I would love to win the stack of charms so I could give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  43. I would love to win these beautiful fabrics. The pattern you've shown is wonderful. Add me to the list of many who would put these squares to good use.

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  44. I can just picture all those wonderful colors up on my design wall!
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  45. I think it's great that you generously give your fabric away. I don't think I could do that.

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  46. Another day of dreams of charm squares in such beautiful colors. Pat F.

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  47. BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

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  48. Love your new quilt in the Primitives magazine. These charms would be great!

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  49. Oh, I love that quilt! It would be so much fun to make with those charm squares. Please enter me!
    Susan
    fourseasonsfarm@windstream.net

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  50. Lynne,

    I am very excited for the Sandplum fabrics. My mother used to make sandplum jelly. Great memories.

    Leslie nickels
    Remember that you have my email :) due to the fact I can't figure out how to post.

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  51. Last minute family cancellations sent us out to eat on T-day & while in restaurant, car broken into!! Bummer, huh? Also, no leftovers to drown our sorrows. :-( So...can't do much about the thieves but just popped a turkey breast in the oven. At least we'll have those turkey sandwiches!!

    Love the quilt. Would love to win the charm squares! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. Oh so lovely. The fabric AND the pattern. It's always a joy to open up your blog and see what you have to share with us!
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  53. Love, love, love the fabric and pattern! Would be thrilled to be a winner!

    Lori in Florida

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  54. I'm counting the ways to use those charms!

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  55. It is early morning and snowing like crazy outside. A great day for quilting. I sure could use those charm squares.
    Conny from Red Deer, Alberta

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  56. December is almost here I love this time of year, play with fabrics,! drink hot chocolate and make a quilt

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  57. Wow! DECEMBER is nearly here!
    Tim for making Christmas cookies+candies!
    Have I told you how much I like your Blog>well,I really do! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. we have a beautiful covering of snow here in mid-Michigan. It's a great time of year to be inside working on all of our quilting projects. Pat F.

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  59. Love the blog & fabric, would love to have my hands on these to have something to do while I'm snowed in Ohio. Keep up the great designs

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  60. Love this idea! Love you blog too!

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  61. Great pattern ! You have the best planned/scrappy quilt designs.
    We didn't have ENOUGH turkey at our house this year. Our girls had their BFs over and there were no leftovers ! We didn't even get a turkey sandwich later. Note to self: Bigger turkey next year !

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  62. This would be such a gift if I won. I have always been a fan of your fabrics and patterns, and have a lot of both in my collection, some made into quilts and some waiting to be used in just the right project. I could add those to the 1300 and create something outstanding.

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  63. I love this pattern, Lynne. What a beautiful quilt!

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  64. Lynne,

    I think I would take some of the charms and make a Disappearing 9-Patch. KT fabrics would be beautiful.

    Leslie Nickels

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  65. Wow, great quilt. What an incredible present, all the charms. I would think I had died and gone to heaven to win those! That's alot of charms to cut!

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  66. Thanks again for the chance to win all those gorgeous charm squares.

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  67. this is so great, love the scrappyness

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  68. Wonderful giveaway...wow! Thanks

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  69. Wow, that is a great giveaway. I would probably share my winnings with my Quilting Sisters...we could come up with many ideas for each other. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  70. I love your fabrics and patterns. Perfect for my family. My daughter also lives in a log home up in Pollock Pines, California, close to Tahoe. These fabrics would make a wonderful quilt for her home and I would have a wonderful time making it for her. Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful, awesome, fabric.

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  71. I betcha some wonderful applique blocks could be made with this gorgeous fabric!

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  72. I have several books with patterns that utilize charm squares -- I would be able to try them all!

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  73. Love this quilt. It looks great!

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  74. Redoing my house post flood. It would be so easy to do if there were KT paint colors, wall papers, shower curtains as well as other KT accessories!

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  75. If I should be so lucky to win, I think I would do an Ohio star quilt. Keeping those fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

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