Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Moda Summer Charm Swap - Week #1

Week #1 - Crosswalk by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters

Need a new project for the summer? Want to try a new color palette without a big investment? How about easy, breezy charm patterns from six different Moda designers!

Last fall at market, I challenged a few of my fellow Moda designers to make a charm quilt from a fabric line outside of their usual palette. Three bright designers, Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique, Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life and Barb Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs, lined up across the aisle from Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, Lauri Simpson of Minnick & Simpson and me for a charm challenge. The rules? Send a charm pack of your latest collection plus a total of 1 1/2 total yds. of fabric to the designer on your list. Bright designers sent their charm packs to dark designers and vice versa. And so the challenge began...

I received my box in the mail from Vanessa - a charm pack of Lollipop Garden, a peach & white stripe, a white word print and a mint green word print. What a fun collection to brighten a cold, dreary, Kansas winter day! I played with the charm squares, arranging them this way and that, until a plan developed. Here's what I created with Vanessa's charming fabric.

And here's the same quilt in my Kansas Troubles' Favorites III fabric...

I LOVE how different, but how much the same, these two quilts look. Vanessa's low contrast colors and prints make the bright version the perfect backdrop to my spring and Easter collectibles.

My fabric works well in my home most of the year, adding a warm, cozy feel to collectibles on the antique dry sink. So easy to make for any season.

 Find the FREE pattern for Crosswalk HERE.

Check back each Wednesday thru July for a new charm quilt each week. Watch next Wednesday, July 3rd, for Sherri McConnell's charm swap challenge reveal. I can't wait!

Here’s the Schedule …
June 26 ~ Kansas Troubles
July 3 ~ Sherri McConnell   
July 10 ~ Laurie Simpson
July 17 ~ Me and My Sister Designs
July 24 ~ Primitive Gatherings
July 31 ~ Lella Boutique


  1. Thanks, Lynn. Fun fabrics, fun quilt. I love finding patterns and making them in totally different color families! Great job

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  2. Thank you for the pattern. What a lovely design. I don't know which version I like better, because both are so appealing to me. Looking forward to experimenting :)

  3. I love both versions! Thank you for the free pattern!

  4. Thank you for this great challenge. Both quilts turned out beautiful; I love them both too.

  5. Both are beautiful. I can use the light colors in the kitchen and the darker in the den. Great job. Thank you for the pattern.

  6. Both of these quilts are so pretty. The stripes on the bright fabric are genius and the KT fabric looks 3-D. Love them both.

  7. Really cute pattern. Looking forward th o all the other charm quilts.

  8. Thanks so much for the pattern! I love it done in the KT fabrics.

  9. Like the quilt in both colors! Thank-you!
    ps...where did you get the darling tulip mugs?