Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tweet Dancette - Project Quilting Season 6 Challenge 6 - Isn't That Charming?

It's hard to believe, but this is the final challenge for 
Project Quilting Season 6.

My finish for challenge 6 
"Isn't that charming"
Tweet Dancette

Project Quilting is the brainstorm of

A challenge is presented and you have one week to link up
a project of your interpretation of the challenge.

The Challenge: Isn't That Charming?

This week we're going to use Charms.  Charms are 5 inch squares of fabric.  Many of you probably have charm packs in your stash.  Or if you don't you can cut your own 5 inch squares from any fabric you choose.
  1. The entire right front side of your project must be constructed using charm squares. The only exception is the binding. It can be cut from yardage along with backings, linings, etc, that will not show on the right front side of your project.
  2. You must use at least 20 charm squares.
  3. The charms squares can be cut and manipulated in any way you choose.
  4. Embellishments can be added, but are not required.
  5. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
    1. Include patchwork.
    2. Include appliqué.
    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  6. Your project must have a name.
  7. Projects must be FINISHED and LINKED UP by Sunday, March 22nd at Noon, CDT.

I've had these charms for quite awhile and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to use them.
I cut more charms of Kona solid in silver.

I then set to work on about a billion  120 half square triangles.

I haven't made a chevron quilt until now.
Oh, points, points, points....

Once the blocks were all put together, I felt like a little embellishment was needed.
Inspired by a blog hop with all kinds of little birds I decided to add that "tweet" inspiration.
I embroidered the little birds perched on a few of those points.

The back and binding is from Basic Grey Sweet Serenade (Moda).
I had it in my stash and have always thought it was part of the Noteworthy line.
It wasn't until I started preparing the fabric for the back that I realized those little birds weren't the same.  

Here is a closer look for the little birds. 

I quilted a meander stitch because it is fast. 
One week isn't a lot of time....

Isn’t that Charming?–Challenge 6 of Project QUILTING

Tweet Dancette

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas

Size: 40" x 48"

Fabric:  2 charm packs of Noteworthy by Moda
Kona solid in silver

Hand embroidery and piecing

Quilting - stippled by me on my domestic machine with Aurifil 50 wt. #2615

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 22, 2015
by clicking
Tweet Dancette is # 50

I hope to do a recap of the 6 Project Quilting Season 6 quilts I've made later in the week.
It's been a great season, but I know one man that may be glad it's over for the year....
Guess I owe him a few meals.


Kris said...

Oh Carla I just knew you would do it again!! So wonderful! I don't know how you come up with these but this is soo pretty! I love your meander showing on the back. I have to learn to do that.

Podunk Pretties said...

Those little chicks make this quilt...adorable!

PersimonDreams said...

once again ... you've absolutely blown me away! Those birds are the PErFeCT touch that I would have never thought of! Perfect!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

You nailed it again sweet girlfriend. I love the chevrons but the birds added that special touch. Great finish. Now go feed that man of yours!

Needled Mom said...

That looks fantastic. I love the embroidered birds on it.

Thearica said...

This is so tweet!!

krislovesfabric said...

Pretty little blackbirds sitting on the line! This is a great happy quilt.

Vickie said...

I think you are too amazing to whip up a quilt like this in a just a few days ! Love it ! Pictures of the birds perched in the trees and your quilt against the beautiful blue water makes for a very great photo !

Carol said...

I love the chevron look and those little birds just add the right touch. Love it! said...

Very pretty, love the little embroidered birds.

MegsAnn said...

How cute! I completely understand how 100+ HST's feel like a million. The points in the chevron came out well and the birds are adorable. Well done. :)

Calicojoan said...

Hi Carla, I've been trying to reach you for the Have A Latte blog hop. Just making sure your getting my emails. :-)

Glinda ♥ said...

Delightful work! How do you keep coming up with these great ideas! Those birds? Wonderful addition. Well done, you :)