MY FANS ARE CHARMED

MY FANS ARE CHARMED

MY FANS ARE CHARMED

My Fans Are Charmed was a really fun quilt to make and not nearly as scary as the first fan quilt that I made in 1988. I guess ten more years of quilting makes a big difference in how I approach a pattern.

 Each blade of the fans (there are 488 total) is from a different fabric. Maybe not a “true” charm quilt but I had fun sorting through the scrap bin and trading with other quilters to get the different fabrics.

 Once the top was together, I tried out a few fancy stitches on it with hand embroidery.  I got bored with that quick so decided to hand quilt it instead.

My Fans Are Charmed was hand quilted during 1997-98.  Once it was completed, I went back and put some embellishment on it in the form of pretty buttons scattered over the top. 

My Fans Are Charmed

Then it disappeared into a stack of finished quilts until Christmas of 2000 when I gave it to my sister in Minnesota.

The top and back are cotton, and the batting is wool. The finished size is 80″ square.

The only notes I have on the pattern are here.  I don’t know where the original pattern came from. Here are some ideas for your own fan quilts.

Drawing of quilt layout
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PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

2 thoughts on “MY FANS ARE CHARMED

  1. Wonderful quilt blog. Beautiful quilt and such a fun idea. Thinking I could do a charm quilt like this just from my scrap bin.

    1. I am glad you like this quilt blog. Have fun making your charm fan quilt. Happy quilting.

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