Christmas Charm Dash - a Finished Quilt

And the last one for Christmas in July! This is my Charm Dash pattern, which on a whim while writing, I thought it might look good with two colored churn dashes. Which meant I had to run to my local quilt shop and hope they had an acceptable selection of charm packs!

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

I didn’t set out to get Christmas ones, but the Vintage Holiday ones said Christmas would be a good theme. So I agreed and pulled some matching Grunge to go with them.

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

The pattern went together in a jiffy (it’s nice like that!) and before I knew it, I had two Charm Dashes! And no time to quilt it before mailing it to Lori for its cover shoot. Oops. I sent it anyway and put it on the corner of the cover. Did you notice it wasn’t a finished quilt?

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

After that, I never got around to finishing it until this mini-Christmas-in-July thing I’m doing. That’s a good enough reason, though, so it went on the frame. Finally!

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

I used backing that I bought with my friend and neighbor, Jess, at a Spokane Quilt Show several years ago. It was a good price and she convinced me that Christmas flannel was always worth keeping on hand. And eventually, she was right! I also quilted Monday’s table runner while the backing was on the frame.

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

I used a variegated pink thread to quilt it with double loops, and you totally…can’t tell that the color changes. Plus the thread kept breaking - it was one of the spools I got with my machine, and it clearly does not agree with the machine. I had to do a lot of weird stitching to keep from hitting seams, which caused the snapping. I’m planning on getting rid of the thread - and the couple other spools I got with it - because I know which brand works (Omni by Signature) and I don’t want to fiddle around trying to make this thread semi-work just because it was free.

Christmas Charm Dash by Katie Mae Quilts

And there you have it - two Christmas quilts and a table runner! A nice little collection that’s actually ready for the holiday. Although I also bought a couple of Christmas layer cakes while I was in getting binding, for a scrappy class I’m taking in September, so the cycle of unfinished Christmas projects will likely continue.

Fabric: Bonnie and Camille Vintage Holiday / Moda Grunge Pink / White / Green

Backing: Riley Blake Doodlebug / Binding: B&C Little Snippets

Pattern: Charm Dash by ME!

59x71”

See also: Whoop Whoop, TGIFF, Needle & Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, Show Off Saturday