Sunday, February 23, 2014

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt - Sugar version (;

As I begin to type this post about the charm pack cherry quilt, 
I reflected on the last two months.
Time has literally flown by.
My kids have only had 1 full week of school since January 1st!
(that is torture by the way)
My husband and I traveled to Japan for 8 days.
(*note to self...must post about this as it was awesome)
Plus I remodeled a significant area of my office.
(looks great but not really exciting or quilty)
I managed to sew this quilt very simple yet stunning quilt top
in between all of that chaos.

I chose 2 charm packs of Moda Bella Solid Silver 
2 packs of  Modern Roses by Stephanie Ryan

I spent a whopping 4 hours sewing the quilt top.
Once I sorted my colors the hard part was over.

This picture shows the color contrast of the silver and the roses indoors.

When you read the pattern for this quilt
 you can't believe the end result will be so stunning.
Maybe it's my fabric choices?
I just love it.
It's a bit like the jelly roll race quilt in that
 it's a bit of a surprise as to how the quilt will look in 
the end depending on fabric choices.

Once again the Fat Quarter Shop has created a great quilt!

I decided since the snow was melted that I would try to 
take some pictures outside.

The wind was too much....
it immediately began to roll.

And roll.
I managed to get some pictures of it, 
but nothing compares to the quilts that the staff at FQS made.

They made several different quilts.

As you can imagine there are an infinite number of charm pack combinations
 ( I'm guessing, I didn't actually calculate it).
This quilt was done in Sphere.

and this in Color Me Happy and Silver Solid

Fat Quarter Shop has even made a video tutorial about the quilt.

In addition to the free pattern, 
the Fat Quarter Shop has all charm packs on sale 20% off until Midnight March 2.

I did a calculation.
2 solid charm packs $14.40
2 print charm packs  $16.00
one quilt top $30.40
Extremely reasonable cost for a lap size quilt top.
I'm going to stock up on Charm Packs!
I would really like to start on another charm pack cherry quilt top.
As you can also imagine...
that's probably not going to happen any time soon, at least I will have the fabric (:


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks great!! I peeked in at FQS and started shopping and stopped myself. I have a ton of charm packs at home. I think I'm going to dive in at home first and see what I come up with. If anything, I will order the solids to go with it. Less cutting = happy Jen. :) Does this make a nice sized lap quilt? I read a few posts about it and I'm seeing "baby" quilt and I don't want to make anything that sized.

traditional_quilter said...

Your quilt top is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Lovely and price is right. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sarah said...

Your quilt top looks great. I follow you on Instagram and see that you had a great time in Japan, especially buying up some Japanese fabric! With all the days the kids have missed for snow, do they get made up at the end of the year? I'm Australian, and a teacher, and we never get snow days or heat days so school is always open, but to miss so many days would make it so difficult to finish the curriculum. So I just wondered if the days are made up to allow this?