charm pack + 1

After finishing a few large quilts I wanted to make something much smaller. So what possibilities do I have? Mini quilts, place mats, table runners or pillow covers. I went for the last, bought a charm pack from Moda Fabrics Persimmon collection and a matching very light brown or dark beige solid fabric. I have not worked with charm packs yet, but I had an idea what I want to make. At the end I pieced 4 pillow covers with one charm pack and a meter of solid plus the fabric for the pillow backs. All pillow covers have slightly different sizes, starting from 16″ x 16″ and ending with 20″ x 20″. So here are the 4 different patterns for the charm pack pillow covers :

  • half square triangles
  • zig zag with half square triangles
  • hourglass
  • broken dishes

Why charm pack + 1? Easy answer – I needed 43 pieces of 5″ squares to complete the 4 pillow cases. As a charm pack has “only” 42 pieces I had to get one more square. I found a matching solid fabric on my stash. Bet that you cannot find the “extra” charm square!

I have made another 2 covers with blocks that I had for some time in my design wall. This one is Wonky Stars :

pillow cover wonky stars -

The last pillow cover is my favorite. I have made it with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and the drunkard’s path block. This baby stays at home on the sofa :

pillow cover half circles -

I have quilted the pillow cases with the walking foot in straight lines next to the seams. All pillow covers have a zipper closure on the back.

Photos of all pillow cases from the front and back before I send them together. Sorry about the colors, I took the photos on a late afternoon.

pillow covers -


pillow covers from the back -

Linking with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.

Thanks for stopping, enjoy quilting, Barbora


11 comments on “charm pack + 1

  1. Love all your pillows! You pick such great colors to put together 🙂


  2. Wanda Dotson says:

    I’m smitten with the light browns and beiges in these pillows. You have such a wonderful eye for color.


  3. You sure have been a busy stitcher! Love all your new pillow covers. Especially the one using the Drunkard’s Path blocks. The quilting is wonderful!


  4. suth2 says:

    My favourite is the Kaffe Fassett but I also love the fact that the cushions you made from the charm pack are all so different. They are beautiful.
    Looking at the back of the cushion covers they would also make pretty cushion covers in white.


  5. Teje says:

    Hi Barbora! Your NEW pillows are fantastic! I show that Brown, which is difficult for me, can be very beautiful! Great patterns and lovely photos with the wooden chair. I really should try the drunkard’s path – I love those blocks! x Teje


  6. It’s fun to play with smaller projects and try out all those quilting designs. Of course I just love the one made with Kaffe fabric.


  7. Your pillows are awesome! They are really sunny and summery!


    • skalabara says:

      I was lucky when taking the photos. We had sunshine, but soon after that the sun disappeared and it started to rain. Barbora


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