I really heart this little quilt. I won the set of 12 Castle Peeps charm squares in the fall during a quilt shop stash dash. I played around a bit with the arrangement of the squares and eventually decided to go from lighter to darker hues. And the white sashing just sets off all these bright colors.
This quilt is really easy to make and would be a great wall hanging or a quilt for a baby. (Or in my case, just something pretty to admire for awhile. :)
- 12 charm squares (5" squares)
- 1/2 yard for sashing - cut 2" wide strips (I used Bella White Bleached)
- 1 yard backing and inner border (green multi print) - for border, cut three 1.5" x WOF strips
- 1/4 yard binding (solid green) - cut and join three 2.25" wide x WOF strips
- Arrange charm squares in a pleasing 3 x 4 grid.
- Add 2" x 5" sashing strips between charms. You'll have 4 rows measuring approx 5 x 17. (Don't add any outside borders yet! Just square, sashing, square, sashing, square.)
- Add sashing between rows and join together.
- Add sashing border along top and bottom of joined rows.
- Add sashing border along left and right sides.
- Add printed border (1.5" strips) - attach top and bottom, then left and right sides.
- Add another sashing border (2" strips).
- Quilt and bind as desired. Quilting and binding tutorial here.
If you decide to whip one of these up, I'd love to see it. Please share with a link in the comments or in our Flickr group. :)