Sorry for the wordy post today. I really love this quilt top so I have a lot to say about it. I do have a giveaway going on so make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom. When I was younger one of my favorite series was Redwall by Brian Jacques. In all reality it's still one of my favorite books. They're books all about small creatures finding strength they didn't know they had to defeat evil foes much bigger than they are. In Redwall the moles have a very heavy accent and call the hedgehogs "hedgepigs." It is impossible for me to see a hedgehog and not think of the hedgepigs of Redwall.
A few months ago I was in a quilt shop and saw Kate and Birdie Paper Co's "Bluebird Park." This square was at the top of the charm pack and I knew I had to have this fabric. Flipping through the charm pack I found that rabbits were also in abundance in this fabric. Since the Redwall series have several characters who are hares I had a name for my quilt. However I still had the dilemma of what kind of quilt do I make when I don't want to cut my fabric?
I wanted something a little more than just putting sashing around each square, but I still wanted to keep the charms as whole as possible. After scouring the internet I stumbled on Don't Call Me Betsy's pattern for a Sweet Girly Charm Square Quilt. Since this is a quilt for me to use I decided to use two charm packs to make 30 blocks and I added two borders.
I struggled a bit with choosing a few blocks to show close-ups of. Since I'm sure you don't want close-ups of all 30 blocks I'm going to share these four today.
I love all those happy little hedgehogs and bright cheerful bunnies.
Whew. You made it to the bottom. I used some of the leftover charms and some fat quarters from my stash to make a strippy charm pouch. Since Tuesday is my birthday I've decided to give this little pouch to one of you! To make things fun tell me your favorite animal (although penguins are mine hedgehogs, bunnies, and squirrels all make the top 5 list.) For a second chance to win follow my blog and leave another comment letting me know you're doing so. I'll use a random number generator to draw a winner early next Monday, June 2. (Due to the cost of international shipping I'm going to limit this to US residents only. Did you know that according to the post office's estimates shipping this little pouch to Australia would cost $42.75? Yikes!)
*This giveaway is now closed.