I was delighted when I ran across this pattern! It was attractive, easy to piece, free (gotta love free!) and called for two sets of charm packs. I went to my fabric stash to see if I actually had two sets, and lo and behold, I did! And it was fabrics that I had not known what to do with until now.
The fabric line is a couple of years old and is Moda's A Stitch in Color by Malka Dubrasky. One of the charm packs I won (a long time ago) and the other I acquired through the Charm Pack Club through Fat Quarter Shop. And the pattern is called Charm Pack Cherry Quilt. Did I mention it was free from the Fat Quarter Shop? Yep - best kind.
The patterns and colors are all out of my comfort zone, and I seriously thought about giving them away because I just couldn't visualize that they'd look good.
But then I found this pattern, decided it looked like a quick, easy way to piece them together, so I went for it. What a pleasant surprise! I really like it. I think the brightness created with the white squares really calms it down and allows your eye to travel around the quilt and really look at the variety of colors and designs. Since the fabric has been around a couple of years, it was hard to find enough of the same collection for the backing. I finally found enough, and once it arrives in the mail, I can work to get this one finished up.
All in all, it kinda reminds me of a breath of fresh air. And spring. And happiness.
(Can anyone tell me why these photos upload in a rotated fashion? They were taken square on, but when Blogger uploads them, they rotate and I cannot figure out how to switch them back. ???)
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