Monday 24 February 2014

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt

I'm joining in with the Fat Quarter Shop 'Charm Pack Cherry Quilt' where you take just four charm packs (two different styles), spend very little time courtesy of the video below and make yourself a very simple (i.e. completely doable for beginners) quilt.

You can also download a free pattern sheet from here.

I chose to work with Dark Bella Solids and Road 15.

When the quilt top is finished there are a few charm squares left over and we were told to get creative with them on the backing of the quilt. However, I worked out that I could add one row more, top and bottom, to get a slightly larger quilt out of the pattern so that is what I did.

The original pattern gives you a quilt that finishes at 52" x 54" but the addition of the two extra rows gives you a longer length, finishing at 62" which I find more useful.

By which time I had just one charm square left over to get creative with on the back.

While it is possibly not massively creative, what the picture does is give you a clearer idea of how I quilted it. I started with an off-centre rectangle and then kept going and going in a sort of organic (ie not perfectly straight and evenly spaced) way.

By making the quilt longer than the pattern it meant I could use it for the home in Mexico City that I'm collecting quilts for.

So I added the obligatory applique.

If you are new here, please check out the tab on my landing page to see how you can help: send me quilted 12 1/2" unfinished quilt blocks and I can assemble them into quilts for former street children from Mexico City.

If you're not new here, oh well, just another reminder :-)

If you'd like to make your own tongue twisting Charm Pack Cherry Quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop has charm packs with 20% off this week

And if you'd like to see what a whole bunch more of Charm Pack Cherry Quilts look like, have a look at the Jolly Jabber - the Fat Quarter Shop's blog.


  1. The quilt would look great in a number of different colours.

  2. I think this is my new fave charm quilt design :)

  3. I have a few more to send this week.I have an orphan that is too big but I can't cut it down as it's a donkey and the legs would have to go :( Can I make it 24.5" for you instead?


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