November 2, 2009

Charmed, I'm Sure

The very nice people at Martingale & Company sent me a copy of this book to share with you. Charmed, I'm Sure, by Lesley Chaisson. This book is full of ideas for using all those 5" charm squares we can't seem to get enough of. Some of the projects use full 5" squares, so there's no trimming! The projects range in size from table runners and wall hangings to bed-size quilts, the largest measuring 81 1/2" x 105 1/2". The quilts are made from a wide range of fabrics, so you'll find lots of inspiration for choosing charm packs.
There are several applique' projects, including this lovely table runner. Lesley has provided full-size templates, and was even thoughtful enough to reverse the templates for fusible web applique'. I love this quilt!
Even the sun rays in this sweet little bag are made from charms!

Lesley has used many different styles of charms for her quilts, including seasonal and holiday prints, but encourages the reader to try different fabric combinations. It wouldn't be difficult to think of ten different fabric styles and colors to use for this quilt.
Some of Lesley's instructions provide special cutting techniques for odd-shaped pieces. I'm fascinated by the pieced blocks in her Muddy Waters Table Runner (not shown).

Another beauty.
There are lots more projects in the book including one of my favorites, "Acorn Dance," which features an acorn motif and a twisted ribbon-like border.

If you'd like to win a copy of Lesley's book, just leave a comment about it here by Friday. I'll announce the winner on Saturday, around 6:00 p.m. CDT.

Thank you, Martingale & Company, for sharing the book!

34 comments:

Fabric Mom said...

Wow who wouldn't love that book. Count me in please. I have been collecting charms for a while now.

Michelle said...

The quilts are spectacular! I have been collecting charm squares for a while and this book would definitely provide some great ideas and patterns!

*karendianne. said...

Not only are these unique patterns but they LOOK FUN TO MAKE! That's one of my criteria for a good book! :) Count me "all in!" my friend.

Darlene said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! I've looked at that book more times than I can count and talked myself right of buying it. So.... pick me, pick me, pick me! LOL

Karen said...

I just did a 5" charm swap! This book would be perfect for me to find something to do with them! I already see a possibility! :0)

Brenda said...

Hi: Looks like a lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win. I've been shaking my head over all those red and white HST -- good for you. it's going to be a great looking quilt.

Terry said...

Look at all those lovely patterns! I'd love to win that book! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Crafty Mama said...

Wow, that looks like a fun book, and a great way to use up all those charms I have laying around!

Sherrill said...

Looks like a GREAT book..thanks for the giveaway!

Sherri said...

Looks like a wonderful book...love the last quilt especially!

QuiltSue said...

Thank you very much Kim, and thank you very much Martingale. Now was that polite enough to win me this book? I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Ruthie said...

I would love to win a copy. My guild is participating in a Nickel swap this year, so I have lots of nickels.

That Girl said...

That looks like a wonderful book! I'm glad to see on devoted to charm squares. :)

Jennifer

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow I love these quilts. I have so enjoyed making quilts with charms. Thanks for such a great giveaway :-)

Screen Door said...

How wonderful-- for you to pass on the book. throw my name in the bucket. I do love the charm squares.....

Kim said...

I have so many charm squared and this book has some beautiful projects.

Vivian said...

Thank you for your generosity. This would be a lovely book to have, filled with unique projects to help me use my plethora of 5" squares.

kjquilts said...

Looks like a very interesting book. I have tons of charm squares I could use if I won the book!

Kari said...

I too am addicted to charm squares and love the quilts you showed in this book! Very unique!
Love it!

Quilts on Bastings said...

There are some gorgeous quilts in this book!

Anne D said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love charm packs and the patterns in the book look great!

Loris said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures of the quilts. Lovely quilts, great book!

shauna said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I'm currently working on a charm square quilt and I love it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Gretchen said...

I love charm pack patterns! Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

Christina D said...

Hi Kim! I have charm squares waiting to be made into a quilt. The possibilities are endless when it comes to ideas. Count me in.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh put my name in the hat for sure, what a great book!

Sinta Renee said...

I am lovin' this book! Pleeeease enter me in to your wonderful giveaway!

Quilt Hollow said...

Please.....pretty please with sugar on top!

SueR said...

Who doesn't love a good book on scrap quilts? I'm fascinated with the Sun Ray bag. I love the handle on it.

Anonymous said...

I love the 5" charm squares - wonderful quilts. Dori

Mary said...

I love your blog and your quilts are just beautiful!

pklaw said...

That book looks sooo full of inspiration! Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

Ray said...

This looks like a wonderful book. I'd love to win - Thanks!

proctork said...

Love the patterns and would love to add the book to my collection