Fading Charms, a Late Friday Finish

I was so close that I had to keep sewing. And it is only 11:30 pm.

Center and first couple bordrsI did daisies and echoed around them plus some meandering in the center.  (The daisies actually showed better in a previous post, here. )After doing the string of circles for one border, I decided I didn’t want to do it all the way on the others. I’d seen lines with occasional circles and thought that fewer circles echoed the fewer blocks.


Here you can see my two-borders-in-one design. I echo loops in the borders of four squares  and of 2 squares (someday the sun will shine and I might get a photo that shows that) and the circles echo the other three green border circles.

And I think these are the best corners I’ve ever done after learning a trick from Wendy Butler Burns on Craftsy. And I’d never pressed my binding before–that too probably helped.

It seemed to me that with all the brightness going on in the quilt, a subdued binding was called for; hence the dark brown binding. I think it works.

Linking with TGIFF and Finish it Up Friday.

ETA link to Wedding Dress Blue’s tutorial for Fading Charms.

ETA history of blogs on this quilt

Center finished (May 2012)

Top minus last two borders (June 2012)

Top finished (July 2012)

Quilting begun (Dec 2014)




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10 responses to “Fading Charms, a Late Friday Finish

  1. Joyce Mosby

    I like this quilt. The fading charms is a nice pattern.

  2. Carie

    It’s fabulous – hurrah for a late Friday finish, and oh how I recognise the feeling of being so nearly finished and wanting to stay up to see it through to the end, it’s such a lovely feeling when you finally sew the last little bit and you’re done!

  3. I love the punch of green with the scrappy chaos. A quilt to snuggle with for many years.

  4. I Love scrappy quilts and yours is wonderful. I really like the uncommon addition of the green. And I agree- your binding is fantastic!

  5. Oh, Claire! This is a delightfully scrappy quilt! Love the green sashing and the loopy quilting. Nice finish!

  6. Beautiful! I agree on the dark border. It anchors the quilt. Your work is lovely!

  7. Cher

    oh how wonderful! can’t wait to see it in person, lucky me …I agree, great choice of color for the binding

  8. dezertsuz

    Good choices, and looks well-executed to me. A real finish! I hope you’re keeping this one.

  9. I love the combination of varied scraps, bright green and the calm brown for the border.

  10. OOOOH! I love it!!! Love the bright green background fabric together with all those different charms! I’m working on one too, hope to finish the top soon.

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