Hi everyone, welcome to my stop on the Charm Box Quilt Blog Hop with the Fat Quarter Shop.  If you haven’t been here before, it’s nice to meet you, feel free to have a poke around in other pages while you’re here.

The Charm Box Quilt is a new free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop for a 36 1/2″ x 45 1/2″ quilt which is perfect for beginners, and requires only 2 charm packs and 3 yards of solids to complete the entire thing, that’s front, back and binding!

For my version I went with 1 pack of Doe from Carolyn Friedlander, and 1 pack of the co-ordinating Kona solids, then added in yardage of 3 of the co-ordinating solids (Shadow, Niagara and Prussian) to give my sashing, backing and binding respectively (sorry about the rather crinkly look on the left, it got folded a bit awkwardly in the car):

It was amazingly fast to put together, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever done a quilt in a day before, so this is perfect for those last minute baby gifts.  For beginners, there’s a video that the girls at the Fat Quarter Shop have put together to walk you through the entire process, which you can find here

The free pattern can be picked up here, and for any of you that might be struggling with working out the perfect fabric combo, there’s even a kit available which contains fabrics from Aloha Girl, which was the line used in the pattern diagrams and video, and is available here.

A couple of nights ago I handed this over to a friend of mine who just had a baby – funnily enough, I’d always thought baby quilts were small, until I actually saw this one next to the baby!  Suffice to say I think it will cover her for a while :oD