and being "charming"....of course *VBS* The time I can sit and sew seems to increase abit more each day. Same with time in the computer chair. My knee still isn't happy in any position what so ever, but if I keep adjusting it, that works. The swelling is finally almost ALL gone from EVERYWHERE. And that means the bruising in now running full tilt. Believe it or not, my forehead is just showing it's bruise...and it's been since Friday night!!! The swelling opened the door for the pain to follow it in, and IN IT CAME! But, all in all, I'm on the mend *VBS* I've scanned the cover of a book I picked up from Hamilton Books a while back. Actually I don't view it as much about "Charm" quilts, as ONE patches. I'm quite fond of one patches and all the things you can do with a single shape. In a true charm quilt, the "trick" or "rule, if you will" is that you use EACH fabric only ONCE. In a one patch, you use just ONE shape...for example Grandmother's Flower Garden should use HEXAGONS, not the triangle variation if it's a true one patch.
In this book there are many, many patterns for a one patch block and what combining them can result in.
Since I've been madly sewing some bow tie blocks to finish up a top and am not ready for a picture, I'll scan one or two of the one patch ideas tomorrow.
Phebe - I love applique!
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