September 27, 2016

Another Swell Quilt

Another quilt start is in order after finishing many of my WIPs and conquering my scrap bin!

Lately I have been good about not starting new projects but finishing up what I already have going. Each year I start off making and planning a bunch of new projects then spend the rest of year getting said projects under control.

I wasn't about to let it happen again this year!

I have decided to go crazy with my Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

Stashed away was one layer cake of Hello Darling, a jolly bar of Little Ruby, and a charm pack of Miss Kate. To start, I cut the layer cake and jolly bar into 5 inch squares.

The pile had more oranges, reds, and greens than I expected. Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty got herself a nice stack of squares that were not deemed to be the "right" color.  Then added in a couple fabrics I deemed to be the "right" color.

As of now, the plan is to make another Swell quilt, but I am tempted to try my Twisted Nines tutorial on a bigger quilt using some Kona Midnight in the corners again. 

What do you think?


  1. I vote for whichever uses the most of these lovely charms. :) I do like the idea of a pop of midnight mixed in, though (so that probably means I just voted for both, huh?).

  2. This will turn out beautifully with these fabrics, Chelsea, whichever pattern you choose. I loved my Whirligig quilt and it was heavily loaded with Bonnie and Camille fabrics too. You cannot go wrong with them. I loved my quilt so much I cannot believe I donated it!

  3. These fabrics will look wonderful in either quilt. But I agree with Yvonne that the pop of midnight would look amazing against these fabrics. But you should do what your heart tells you!

  4. Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty truly appreciates your unwanted charm squares. When it comes time to sew an epic Bonnie and Camille quilt, she'll be happy to have them on hand. : )

  5. These will turn into something awesome no matter what you pick, can't wait to see what you choose!

  6. I really love the Swell pattern so that gets my vote.