Monday, August 10, 2015

Big Charming- A Modern Quilt

Big Charming is a modern quilt designed by Denyse Schmidt and made by Joni from Quilter's Haven.  

She really liked the concentric circle design I did on a previous quilt, and we decided it would look stunning on this this quilt as well.

I love the simplicity of this quilt both in piecing and quilting.

Because this quilt was so large, I had to think 'out of the box' to find a quick and easy way to mark it.

It's funny how inspirational things around the house can be. I went from room to room looking for something to help me mark this quilt, and the garage door-of all places-is where I found my answer. 

My garage door is attached to these metal strips (pictured below) that just happen to have equally-spaced holes. I took a trip to The Home Depot, and a few bucks later I was on my way to having this big guy marked.

It was a bit of a workout on my legs, but otherwise it was super quick and easy. (And you get to see my little helper cheering me on in the video below.)

I came to the end corner and decided to mix the design up a little with a couple of rows of squares to mimic the solid color pieced squares of the quilt.

Of course, I had to spray the quilt with quite a bit of water to get all the markings out, but doesn't 'Big Charming' look so handsome and ready to cuddle up with?!


  1. Big Charming was designed by Denyse Schmidt.

    1. Thank you for the correction. I have made the change and credit has been given where credit is due.