Friday, March 29, 2013

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I picked up a charm pack of Noteworthy a few weeks ago at my LQS. I set it aside, because my to do list was a mile long. And then one night I needed a fresh new project to play with, so I cut all of the charms into 4.5" 60* triangles. I got sort of stuck when I was playing with layout ideas, when suddenly I came up with this:

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I love the visual impact of creating diamonds from 2 charms of the same color, and by alternating their placement a fun zig zag forms, which I thought looked a lot like ric rac! Because the prints are all very soft in color, I added a thin, bright pink strip above and below the ric rac to set it apart a bit from the grey background.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

For the quilting, I played around a little more with the floral free motion design from Angela Walters' book. This time I echoed some of the flowers, which Angela showed us in her class at QuiltCon. I also added a few leaves throughout.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

The binding is the same bright pink that I used on the quilt front. The back is a large piece of a zig zag print plus some more of the bright pink.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I love the grey thread on the bright pink! (Have I mentioned that I love Aurifil for free motion quilting??)

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

Finished quilt size is 40" x 47".

I'm linking up to the Charm Madness over at Sew Lux! Be sure to check out all of the fun charm projects and link ups! Details are in this post!

Charm Madness at Sew Lux Fabric


Charlotte said...

that's such a great use of a charm pack - I love it!

Carla said...

Wonderful layout ;) I like all the open space for quilting.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Cool...a great way to make a big impact with a charm pack! Love the gray/pink color combinations and your quilting!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

Cute! I think you have mentioned this before, but remind me where you got your adorable quilt labels made.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting. Great job!


Marla said...

The quilting looks so great on the pink fabric. Lovely quilt.

Kirsten said...

Love how you have used the charm squares - the quilting looks amazing too! said...

Love it - wonderful finish :-)

CityHouseStudio said...

What a fabulous quilt!
I'm just in awe of your FMQing - love it!

Cindy said...

How cool is this? Looks fantastic - both the front AND the back.

mandalei said...

I love the added leaves--creating space without it being a gap. Great job!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is such a sweet quilt.