Monday, February 24, 2014

Charm Pack Cherry

At the beginning of the year I was contacted by the lovely folks of Fat Quarter Shop asking if I wanted to take part in another one of their awesome Shortcut Quilts.  Well of course!!!  A few days later I had some beautiful Sphere Charms along with some Bella Solid Navy charms in the mail and since there was no cutting to start with (totally awesome!!!!)   I got right to sewing. 


This quilt is so fun to put together and so incredibly easy.  It really is a shortcut quilt and goes together in a day or two. Don't you just love having a quick "go to" baby sized quilt that you can just whip together when you are in a tight spot for time ;)



And Kimberly of the Fat Quarter Shop has done an excellent video tutorial of how to put the quilt together filled with lots of great tips on pressing, nesting, and just about every little tidbit that will make putting this quilt together a breeze!!


I was super excited to find that my quilt was being used as one of the "backgrounds" for the video.  It was so fun to see it pop in and out of the shot every once and a while.  And here is the fun shot the Fat Quarter Shop took of the quilt. I must admit, a much nicer shot than the ones I have taken on the poor dying grass :)


You can download the free pattern for Charm Pack Cherry right here at the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is such a great little series they are putting on and I am so happy to be a small part of it :)  


Oh, and I quilted mine with al all over swirl design on my home machine.  This is one of my favorite go to designs and I know, I have not forgotten that I promised I would do a video of this swirl quilting.  My tripod is having a few issues at the moment  (the duct tape just doesn't seem to be holding it together) so I am trying to rig another solution.  I will get this done, I will, I will I will ;)


So what do you think??  Ready to whip up your own Charm Pack Cherry's???   Fat Quarter Shop is making it all the easier for you by discounting all of their charm packs by 20% this whole week!!!!  You can see their awesome collection of Charm Packs here,


I think I just might be stocking up and making a pile of these to have on hand, it is always nice to be prepared ;)  You can see lots more wonderful versions of Charm Pack Cherry by visiting the Fat Quarter Shop's blog here ;)  


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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14 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa, A gorgeous quilt, love the colors, perfect baby boy quilt! What blue solid did you use?

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  2. So cute Melissa! I like how your background makes those sunny colors pop and the swirls quilting is so-so good. : )

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  3. I am so eager to start one of these and introduce it to our guild -- I think this would be a great charity quilt for them to make

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  4. It's been fun watching these pop up all over the place today :o)

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  5. Love the Sphere line and am glad to see this quilt made up in it. :-)

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  6. Love that fabric line! Great job!

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  7. It looks great! I love the blue background!

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  8. I love it! What did you use for the blue solid?

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  9. Your version is beautiful ... love the pops of yellow.

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  10. Love your quilt! The colors are beautiful together.

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  11. What did you use for the blue solid? It just makes it pop!

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  12. I love it and all the different versions that I'm seeing all over. Now I need to decide which charms to use for my own version.

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  13. I love this quilt. What is the color of your solid background? I think I need a few yards of that in my stash.

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  14. Thanks for showing this with a dark blue solid. I'm using a moda marble right now,looks fantastic. Would not have thought it possible if not for your tutorial.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa