So for this challenge, the charm pack was given 44 different 5x5" fabrics. Our guild decided we needed to use at least 30 of those charms. I was able to pull out the pinks, reds, and purples and have exactly 30 left to make this a 'boy-ish' themed quilt. I initally was going to take my almost-2-year-old out of his crib and put him into a toddler bed, and this quilt would be perfect for a toddler or twin bed top spread. Silly me, why would I take my
So the quilt now has become a nice
And here is my progress:
Started with taking each charm square and sewing it to a random strip of Kona Coal grey..
I did this for all 30 charms. Then sewn two charms side to side, with the grey on the outside. Sewn all 15 rows together. Then trimmed off the excess on the grey strips. And added two long grey pieces, to add more grey to the sides..
This was my first time using spray adhesive for sandwiching the backing, batting, and top of the quilt together. It was really quite easy and will probably do it from now on!
I did just a simple wavy pattern for the quilting with my walking foot..
And here it is with all the stitching done on it, with detail pic too..
I had some Kona that I bought from JoAnns a few months ago, don't remember the color name, but I used that for the binding, as it was one of the colors in my palate...
I pressed it in half and sewn it on..
I really wanted to do a hidden stitch, but was short on time. I literally made this quilt within 24 hours of our meeting! And we had 2 MONTHS to do this challenge. What?! I didn't tell you that detail in the beginning?! :0
So I put in a large stitch that would be easy to go back and take out,
And here it is just after completing it in my sewing
Of course I had to take it outside after its first wash and dry..
The back was just a solid Ash Grey.. no time for a pieced back..
Thanks for reading my Kona Solids Challenge process! You can check out the other quilts done by my other guild members at Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild HERE!