Thursday, January 10, 2013

Country Charmer Quilt Along

Hello Everyone,

A couple of us bloggers have been chatting about having a very low-key Country Charmer Quilt Along. Lesley The Cuddle Quilter and QuiltSue at Quilt Times are wondering if you would like to join us.  Lesley is from Nova Scotia, Sue is from England, and I'm from California, so this is going to be a worldwide, whirlwind of a quilt along!

There will not be a designated sewing day.  Just work on the quilt when you can and either post pictures at the end of the month, or if you don't have a blog, send pictures to me or to Lesley and we will post your progress.  (Look at Zinnie peeking around the quilt.) She always wants to appear in my pictures.

I've made this quilt twice, both in Christmas colors.

I think it's time to dive into my Civil War toolbox full of fabric and make an entirely different version.

My classes have loved the fabric layout sheet that comes with each pattern.  It's so easy to cut your pieces and just place them on the chart, then take it to your sewing area.  You can get a pattern by clicking HERE which will take you to In Between Stitches

I'll post hints and tips throughout the month about fabric selection and construction.  Toward the end of the quilt along, I'll post more pictures about machine quilting this quilt. Lesley has a nice little schedule set up that she is going use so she will have a new quilt just in time for Christmas.

Like Lesley says, the quilt police aren't going to watching.  It would be fun if some of my readers would like to join in.  Or, if you already made the pattern, please send pictures to and I'll post them to my blog.
So dig through your stash and find those plaids, checks, polka dots and stripes and let's start making a Country Charmer together.  Send me an email with your name and blogsite if you are going to join us, and we can get a little network going. 


  1. I just ordered my pattern - this should be fun.

  2. sounds like fun and I love the read and green version but I have made a vow to myself to not start anything new this year. I watch!

  3. Ok, I'm in... Just ordered my pattern. I also have a friend ( no blog) that is joining me.

    I'm fairly new to bloging. So, can I post some of your pictures on my sight. And, I'm sure going to need help posting email pictures from my friend. HELP!!!!!

    This is a LOVELY quilt. I spotted it here last month and thought about it then. With others doing it, maybe I can keep myself countable.

  4. I would like to join in also and use some of my civil war reproduction fabric, a great idea. I'm in California and I live in a log home. I'm between Placerville and Pollock Pines. I have posted on the cuddle quilter my interest. She is a sweetie. It's nice to meet another Californian.

  5. Lynn, I am so excited! Lots of quilters are joining in on this...we will definitely be a world-wide quiltalong! Love how you gave us more of a glimpse into the makings of this quilt. The hardest thing for me is to decide on the fabric...I keep changing my mind! The mailman just brought me a bundle of Barbara Brackman prints and I just might have to use them to make a scrappy version of this quilt, unless I change my mind again!

  6. Idaho is going to be on the list too! I may even have to make two...1 'cuz I luv the Christmas one and the way it sparkled in the shop window...but another just to be different!

  7. Another California Girl ready to join Country Charmer quilt along ! I am most definitely in ! As you know Lynn I purchased your quilt kit and the funny thing is that I just pulled it out a few days ago to be my next project. It just must have been fate ;-) How fun to be apart of your quilt along !

  8. Please count Nevada in too! I had already decided to make Country Charmer my next project and I've already purchased the pattern and have some great Christmas fabric that I bought a couple of years ago so I'm all ready to go! This is going to be a wonderful quiltalong and I'm so excited that you're doing this Lynn! I don't have a blog, but I will send pictures as I plug/plod along.

  9. Oh Lynn, I have always loved this quilt...count me in too please.
    I need to get my pattern, but it takes 2-3 weeks for it to arrive I'll need to catch up then.
    Julia in Australia...♥

  10. What a great idea. I have the kit so no longer have the excuse not to start.

  11. Perfect, maybe now I'll get mine done. Thanks ladies.

  12. I have been looking at this pattn and wondering if I should start a new quilt. Count me in.

  13. Here I am, and I still can't decide if I'm going for Christmas or modern! Decisions, decisions.

  14. I'd like to participate. Where do I get the pattern? Is there a kit available?


  15. I sure wish I could join in this one, Lynn, but have too much on my plate already! I'll be tuning in to see everyone's progress, though :>)

  16. Hi, I love your blocks, especially in the Civil War prints, but I noticed that the block that has the pale green gingham plaid seems to have one unit facing awry on the left side.

  17. I hope it's not too late for me to get in on this as I think this is a perfect Christmas quilt. I have some Judie Rothermel Christmas fabrics that I would love to use for this! Can I still join in? I'm late on everything so keep that in mind! haha

    Thank you for the link to the pattern sheets!