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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Marmalade Falling Charms Quilt (#48)

This is my 3rd quilt made with Marmalade by Moda.  Designed by Bonnie and Camille, Marmalade has to be my all time favorite fabric collection; it's just so happy!
The pattern is Falling Charms (video tutorial here).  It is easy enough to chain piece - but assembly on which way to lay the blocks can be a little tricky.  Luckily there is a digital pattern here.
This quilt has been donated to my daughter's high school for their Silent Auction fundraiser. As Marmalade came out in Oct. 2012,  I was very lucky to find some of the yellow/grey pinwheels for the binding to give it a modern look.
White Kona helps break up all the saturated color of the yellow back. But when minky is called"Buttercup" and Aurifil has a variegated 50wt. thread called "Lemon Ice" - who can resist using materials with names like that?  
It's been almost six months since I upgraded to a Janome Skyline S5 - and of course the decorative wavy stitch is my favorite.  Pressing seams open and stitching on a seam or in a grid pattern keeps things simple.  
For minky lap quilts it works out nicely to stay within 60" wide and maximum 76" long with batting in the middle.  These dimensions keep the quilt from being too heavy, 2 1/4 yards of minky is the back yardage - and it machine washes and dries in a timely manner. 
Marmalade / Moda / Bonnie and Camille
Kona white
Warm & White batting
Aurifil 50wt. Lemon Ice variegated (#3910)
Hawthorne Threads Minky: Buttercup
Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Size: 59" x 72"
February 2016

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