Saturday, December 3, 2016

Charm Pack Extravaganza!

I'm not really sure if extravaganza (def: an elaborate and spectacular production) is the exact description for this post, but it has a "ring" to it!!

Recently I went shopping on eBay for some 5" charm packs for a leader/ender project, and found not only a couple for the project but one that was perfect to tuck into a friend's birthday gift. I was a bit disappointed when the seller contacted me and said that that particular charm pack was no longer available, and wanted to know if I wanted a refund or to choose another charm pack its place. Well...of course I DIDN'T want a refund, what sane quilter doesn't purchase more than she/he needs!! So I chose "Winter's Song" by Holly Taylor for Moda.

The photo actually does not depict how lovely these fabrics really are!! (BTW - this charm pack didn't get tucked into my friend's gift - I kept it for myself!!😜😜) I've been eyeing a table topper pattern that Marie shared on her blog (her link is at the end of the post) and of course it had stars!! But I didn't stop there! I stitched up six little quilt / table toppers / mug rugs with one charm pack! I did dig in my stash for some border treatments and setting squares, but I was delighted with the results! In my view - a real "extravaganza"!!!

These measure: 12" x 18", 13" x 13", 15" x15", and 10" x 10".

This little cutie is about 6" x 9" and those hst are about the size of a dime.

This mug rug is about 10" square.

A couple of years ago, I bought several yards of Christmas themed fabric from a shop going out of business. One piece was holly on a black background and I have wondered why I got it as I don't really like black, but it was perfect for the backing for the first five quilts. And get this: it is was called "Winter Song" by Deb Strain for Moda! My favorite Christmas quilting motif is holly clusters and I went all out!

Wishing each of you a blessed, joyful Christmas season! And remember:

Be filled with wonder
Be touched by peace
Believe the Miracle!

Blessings and hugs!


  1. Hi, sweet friend! Oh, what a delight to see your beautiful handmade creations. Each one is stunning!

    Wishing you a blessed Sunday! Love and hugs!

  2. Extravanganza indeed! So many pretties stitched by your clever hands! Beautiful Christmas fabrics, Donniene. Love those Winter Song fabrics. May you have the most blessed Christmas as you celebrate with your family and loved ones.

  3. That is a beautiful line of Christmas fabrics, and you certainly made the most of it!
    Great job putting together some little holiday pieces. I absolutely love mine. In fact I have been quite taken with HST quilts lately and I had some bonus triangles in Christmas colors laid out waiting to be made into something very similar to the little one you sent me. So I decided to set mine aside and when I do come back to it, I will use the triangles to make something different. Thank you for making it for me!
    That black fabric came in very handy (and I like black). : )

  4. Pretty,they will be fun to work with. Have a good week Diane

  5. What good mileage out of your charm pack!! Your wee pieces are lovely - and Oh So Christmassy!!! Nice to see the odd star, and I do like the holly motif in your quilting.

  6. Love your charm pack...yummy! Merry Christmas to you!!! Hug's, Carolyn