This was sort of my present to myself. The wall hanging I made for the dining room started to bug me – beautiful fabrics, but too girly. And so when I got some Suzoko Koseki fabric for myself for my birthday – I decided I wanted to combine it with some linen for a new hanging. Still bright, still feminine, but a bit more grown up. (The quilt that was there is going to be a Project Linus donation.)
And I wanted a simple pattern. Something sort of Rita-ish. I decided on the charm pack cherry. Which was very simple, except for all of the cutting. Which one wouldn’t need to do if one were to use a charm pack. A really great pattern – one I will do again someday, but actually use charm packs.
I love how this turned out, and am choosing not to fret about some of the text fabrics being upside down. Great colors, lots of text, and beautiful, beautiful linen. Continuing to channel Rita, I used a black and white stripe binding.
And channeling myself, quilt it very simply – mostly in the ditch, carrying the lines of the rectangles through the squares.
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Fabulous quilt! I like the Charm Pack Cherry pattern too – I feel like I shouldn’t because it’s a freebie from a shop, but I just do! It’s the simplicity with a little frisson of unpredictability here and there. Yours is surely the best because of your fantastic fabric choices. I’m curious about whether you were random with the fabric placement as per the pattern instructions, or whether you worked out how to get an even spread. Either way, it just works! And now I’m going to have a look at the rest of your blog…
Thank you so much Kate !!! This is definitely one of my favorite quilts. It was too much work to try and control the colors and whether text would be the right way up. I just went for it. 🙂
Love the use of linen. Can’t wait to try something like this with some of my fabric