A Random Saturday in January 2021

Categories: BlogBy Published On: January 9, 202118.8 min read406 words22 Comments on A Random Saturday in January 2021

Hi Y’all!

How’s it going. I am AVOIDING. Like seriously avoiding. I am in sewing mode and trying to finish some samples like nobody’s business.

I wanted to share a few victories that I have had lately because …well you know, we all need to hear some good things, right?

I am over on IG doing a takeover on @allpeoplequilt

I shared with you all that I had a design picked up inn American Patchwork and Quilting for the Jan 2021 issue and they asked if I would be interested in doing a takeover. It’s my first time doing something like this and it’s pretty fun!

If you don’t follow my on IG my handle is @charismahorton

I am giving away a few magazines tomorrow and I wanted to give a few away here as well. I think there needs to be some perks to be a loyal follower on my blog, Right?

The quilt in this issue is called Pieced Prisms:

A little flashback for ya. I made this with AMB solids for Clothworks. You know how I love to support an American brand & Company.


If you’d like to win a copy of this issue of AP&Q just leave a comment here on which of these fabulous new patterns that you like:

Just to give a little background info on these littles. As a pattern designer it is a HUGE honor if you get to be asked to be on call lists for fabric companies. They will let you submit patterns with their new lines coming out. If they choose them they will put them in their catalogs or look books. Then they send these to the quilt shops. It’s a great partnership and it helps the designers get sales. It’s a WIN-WIN for all of us.

To have one design chosen is like gold….to have multiples is like going to the moon and back.

Free Spirit launched a new line of solids and guess who got 6 *NEW* designs picked up?

**** THIS GIRL********

So I am working on the samples now. I have enlisted the help of a few friends as well.

And we will finish with Whispers:

All of my patterns are listed in my etsy shop, HERE. 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of AP&Q. Follow me over on IG to see what I am up to.

Have a great Saturday!



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  1. Sandy Allen January 9, 2021 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Love all the new patterns but Turn Dash is my favorite! Love the movement in it.

  2. Susan McHenry January 9, 2021 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I live the Starla, my eye goes to the middle then ouy. Keeps getting better further out your eye goes from the center. The best it’s a giant star out and into the border. I’ve had to give up buying the magazines and patterns. There is so many. Thanks for sharing your talent with the greater quilting world.

    Riverton, Utah

  3. Donna Hawley January 9, 2021 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    They are all beautiful but I think I like the clean lines of Contemplate best.

  4. Karin Callander January 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! Congratulations!! I live Turn Dash and Whispers, both! O can only imagine how your beautiful quilting will enhance them!!

  5. Laura Speer January 9, 2021 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Turndash ! I love scrappy quilts and I really like all the movement in this pattern. I will say though that all your patterns lovely.

  6. Debra Poland - Beaumont January 9, 2021 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    STARLA OR Whispers

    Love love love.

    Is IG Instagram? What does it mean to do a takeover?

  7. Joni January 9, 2021 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I love them all but Whispers is my favorite

  8. Janan January 9, 2021 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I love the Starla and Daybreak! Congratulations on having your patterns selected. I have never made a solids fabric quilt, but you have me intrigued.

  9. Margaret January 9, 2021 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Your designs are great! They have a modern feel without being too contemporary. I have been following your website for years and I love all your quilting achievements.

  10. Dorothy Morris January 9, 2021 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I love Starla, although they are all special. I don’t think I have seen one of your quilts that I didn’t like.

  11. Leslie Baker January 9, 2021 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Whispers is my favorite! Looks like a beautiful spring bouquet. Perfect for a dreary January afternoon.

  12. Nancy January 9, 2021 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Wow they are all soooo beautiful! Starla and contemplate are my 2 faves . You’ve outdone yourself.

  13. Jane January 10, 2021 at 1:46 am - Reply

    I have been a follower of yours for years and have an acquaintance who has a quilt you quilted for her. I love that you have been so successful with your pattern designing. My favorites are Contemplate and Turn Dash. Best wishes with future successes.

  14. Cindy Smith January 10, 2021 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Really hard to choose but Turn Dash is my favorite!

  15. MelodeeJoy Hoene January 10, 2021 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Love your style! Whispers is my favorite.

  16. Gina January 10, 2021 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I am so glad you did the takeover! I might not have found your site otherwise. I like ALL of your patterns but Contemplate is very unique and it may be my favorite.

  17. Carolyn January 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I like Daybreak, I like all of them but I can see possibilities for making that quilt from my stash. Keep up the good work I have followed you a long time.

  18. Mary Lou Eustace January 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Charisma, I love all of your designs. Best of luck with all you do.

  19. Mary Lou Eustace January 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Charisma, I love all of your designs. Whispers is my favorite.

  20. Diane January 10, 2021 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I like them all, but Starla is my favorite.

  21. Anne Buckley January 11, 2021 at 6:45 am - Reply

    As everyone has said, all the patterns are awesome! Out of these new ones, I choose Orientation-the curves look challenging but so beautiful. That one goes on my wish list!

  22. Jeanne White January 21, 2021 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    If I can only pick one pattern it would have to be Contemplate! I love the boldness of this pattern.

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