Original Charming Plus Quilt

I honestly can’t believe I made this last June and have never shared it.  It’s the original concept for the charming plus quilt.

charming plus quilt

Looks a little different than my recent tutorial.

charming plus tutorial cover shot

From the original I decided it needed more contrast and colors.  Squares were shrunk from 5″ to 2.5″.  While I like the original, I adore what the pattern became much better.  These fabrics are from the Lotta Jansdotter Mormor fabric line.  These were the remaining squares when I made the Mormor disappearing nine patch.  I pulled from Kona black from my stash to round out the block.  I enjoy the secondary pattern it creates.  Wonder what it would look like in a bigger quilt?

charming plus quilt

The black is a nice contrast from these lower volume fabrics.  Can you believe a solid instead of gray?  While I didn’t use gray I did keep to some simple straight line quilting on all sides the seams.

The backing and binding were all stash as well.  Wish I had more of this black and white print that is the binding, but this was the last in my stash.

quilt back

Whoops, the grass was a little wet during this photo shoot.  I couldn’t resist taking the photos near these blooming flowers.

charming plus quilt

It’s fun to look back and see the journey a design has taken and what it has become.

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