Monday, March 10, 2014

Charm Pack Cherry Top ...

I jumped on the Charm Pack Cherry bandwagon with this free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.  

My fabrics are 'Sphere' by Zen Chic for Moda, and Bella Solids Platinum. 

This came together really quickly, even though I had to cut my solids into 5" squares because I didn't find this color in precuts.  I don't know exactly how long it took, because I only got to work on it in small increments of time, due to the 'day job' and the five-year old.  But if I say it was quick and easy, an experienced quilter could knock it out in a snap.  

All my 9-patches before slicing.  

Indoor pic last night after I finished.  I really love how the colors came together.  I made no effort at any time as I was piecing to do anything other than make sure two identical fabrics were not touching.  Other than that, the placement is totally random (in accordance with pattern placement/layout of course).  

This morning I was able to get a pic in some natural light.  Not outside, but right by the door. (In fact hanging on the door!)

Aren't those colors fabulous together?!!  I'm going to call this one 'Night Sky'. 

I am really anxious to get some backing and binding and get this baby quilted.  I love it!  

I already want to make another one by this pattern.  The only thing I might change is I think I might make a few more blocks and add another row (or two).  This one comes out 'square' (52 x 54) and I'm not a big fan of square (except in baby quilts).  


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  1. It turned out really fabulous. I'm trying to decide what fabrics to use for one of those quilts myself.

  2. Gorgeous - love the name you are giving it. It really suits the fabric. I've blocks made and need to sew them, I'm looking forward to the quilting too!

  3. Very nice top, Paula. I love that colour palette and especially against the Platinum background. Sure looks great in the light of the doorway! Great job, girlfriend!

  4. Looks great. I have seen the video and might have to try making one myself.

  5. I like the irregular squares

  6. Love it Paula! I so want to make one of these.....maybe I can dig into some of these charm packs piling up:)

  7. Paula I love how your quilt top turned out! That is a really great pattern! I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
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  8. wow that is so pretty, I love those colors!!! I agree I'm not as fond of square quilts, and I don't know why. Great job

  9. Very nice! Thanks for the link to the pattern -- I'll be checking it out. Can you put a link back to the party so that your readers can find us too? Thanks!

  10. I love the colors and appreciate the link to the pattern too, as I like that it's original, fun, but easy!!!(and quick) Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Archives today!! :)V

  11. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors.