If you haven't heard of them, charm pack is a quilting term- it means a package of multiple pieces of coordinating fabric pre cut to 5" squares. So if you fall in love with a fabric collection, but can't really justify buying a yard of each of 24 or 48 fabrics at $8 a yard, you can buy a charm pack for $10 to $15 and satisfy your fabric craving.
I bought a "mini charm pack" of French General fabrics. Mini charm packs have pieces that are 2 1/2" square. My idea was I'd make a regular patchwork quilt, all by hand. It would be a small quilt, but a good starter piece for someone like me. And I get a chance to play with all those beautiful fabrics.
You know what? It's not that easy. You'd think that anyone who spends as much time with a needle and thread as I do wouldn't have any trouble sewing 2 1/2" of fabric to another piece of fabric and keep the seam straight.
But by the time I got to row three, my seams were already way off. I might just have to go back to my wonky crazy stitching.
In between stitching straight and stitching crooked, I've added a bunch to my Etsy shops.
The carved mother of pearl pin on the left is just a classic beauty.
Thanks for looking. I'm going to dig into that charm pack and see if I can make something that doesn't need a straight stitch.