January 2017 OMG & Alison Glass Charm Swap – Quilt #29

Last fall I joined Quilting Jet Girls Alison Glass Charm Swap.  It was my first swap ever and I was a bit excited.

Of course, once I received the charms, then the dilemma was what do I do with them.  I am not the creative, out side of the box thinker.  I am still the newby who is working on points and seam matching.

So I took the opportunity to match this quilt up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal

In this post from January OMG I played with layouts of HSTs.  These are my favorite.  I told you I’m not that creative.  So I go with what works and don’t venture to far.

So I decided on this HST layout.  This was the first time I did them as diamonds and they turned out pretty cute.

Of course, then I had to decide how to quilt it on my home machine.  Oh, how about straight lines ( this is the only way I have quilted) no stretch of the imagination here.  

I think it turned out rather cute.  Used my standard striped for the binding.  I am getting a bit better with sewing my binding.  I am doing it all my machine.  Still room to improve, but am getting better and don’t stress about it as much.

I used a wide Moda backing.  Labeled and washed it up the other day and am done.  Way before the end of January.

Linking up with

Quilting Jet Girl – Alison Glass Swap

Elm Street Quilts – OMG

Finished or Not Friday



  1. January 25, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    What a great little quilt! No wonder you are excited! Adorable setting and simple quilting are often the best! Love the stripe binding too!

  2. January 26, 2017 / 1:04 am

    I love the striped binding! Such a cute quilt!

  3. January 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    This looks just wonderful! Congrats on your finish and thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

  4. January 26, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I love the way you used the charm squares- cutting them into HSTs and then laying them out as diamonds- it looks so complicated! Out of curiosity, what was the final size of your quilt?

    • January 26, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      It is 45.5 x 45.5

  5. January 26, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Love your quilt. Very good choice in binding!

  6. January 27, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    This is very cute! The straight line quilting works perfectly, and I love your binding choice!!

  7. January 27, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    I am so honored that you chose to participate in the Alison Glass Charm Swap for the first time and I really love how your quilt top came together. The diamond layout is great, and your straight line quilting is a perfect compliment. Thanks so much for linking up to the Alison Glass Challenge, too!

  8. January 28, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Creative or not it looks great to me. Well done on a lovely finish.

  9. January 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Great layout for your HST! Love the scrappy look!

  10. January 28, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Love it!!! Thanks for adding it to the link up so I could see it!

  11. January 29, 2017 / 3:33 am

    This is a very nice quilt. I like the diamond shape for the 1/2 square triangles.

  12. February 1, 2017 / 5:09 am

    Such a lovely quilt, your quilting is just right. Congratulations on your finish.

  13. February 1, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Congratulations on achieving your January OMG. You made a nice quilt…I love the striped binding.

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