I won a pack of Tonga Treats 5″ charm squares a couple of years ago when I was in Texas. Having just made a small quilt from 5″ charm squares, I figured I’d make another one while I still remembered what I did!
The 40 charm squares were in gender-neutral shades of blue, green, and yellow, so I added a yellow batik as the sashing. 40 is a bad number for a quilt — you can do 8×5 or 10×4, or another combination with some left over. I opted for 6×6 with 4 charm squares left over that I used in the back. On the back I used a green/blue batik that had what I call a crocodile motif. For the border and binding I used some blue/green batik I had in my fabric stash.
I stitched large spirals for the quilting to counter the geometric shape.
The finished quilt is 36 x 36 inches (~90 x 90 cm), and is perfect for a cot/crib quilt, baby play mat, or a small lap quilt (it’s all cotton, so can be thrown in the washing machine). It’s available for sale in my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/au/listing/249693275/yellow-and-green-crib-or-lap-quilt
- Top: Superior King Tut ‘Nile Delta’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 934)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)