I chose this pattern because it is designed for charm squares. I have a few different charm packs that have been lingering in my stash. I'm happy to have a pattern that works well with a single pack. I'm also on the lookout for simple patterns that work well as charity quilts. That would be easy, goes together fairly quickly and looks great. This pattern fit the bill for both needs.
I had a sewing day with my two friends on Saturday and I brought the pattern along with this grouping of fabrics.
I picked this grouping because I thought I had enough grey and black for the background and frames. When I looked at the fabric requirements though, I didn't so we took a field trip to the local quilt shop. That was fun. I got a fair bit of progress done despite, the trip to the shop and the time spent helping Cindy wrestle batting into a tube to make a nesting bed for her grand daughter.
The two rows on the right of the fabric are sewn together the two rows on the left are just attached by the threads between chain pieced blocks. I'm liking it so far.
Here are the patterns I bought for weeks one and two.
Beacon, by Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl.
and Spinning by Beth of Cooking Up Quilts.
All three of these women are wonderful designers and great supporters of the online quilting community. I'm linking up with another great supporter of the online quilting committee, Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. I'll be buying some of her patterns later in the month.