Monday, May 2, 2016

Alison Glass Charm Cherry Quilt : A Finished Quilt


Another month, another UFO becomes a completed quilt! For my LQS CEO Club, this Alison Glass quilt was my project to complete and bonus as it was one of my projects for the second quarter for the finish a long! And I don't know why I waited so long to finish this one, since it come together quickly once I got back to working on it. I used the free pattern Charm Pack Cherry Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop.

At the beginning of the month I had the initial strips for the nine patch blocks sewn together. So I took those strips and actually finished the blocks. All in all it took me about a day and half of sewing and cutting (in between caring for kiddos) to get the top done. Like I said, why did it take me so long to finish. I guess I really need to have deadlines to help get my butt in gear when it comes to finishing up quilts.


For the quilting I did a combination of straight line and a serpentine stitch. I divided the quilt into uneven quadrants and in two opposite corners I did quilted by following the outline of the section I was working in. Then in the other quadrants I did a radial from the center. I really love the combination of the straight stitch with the serpentine stitch and the texture it created it amazing!


It is a great feeling to have another quilt done and off my list. Plus I'm all ready doing better this quarter than last quarter with my finishes!! Now to see if I can finish my other projects for the quarter and just a billion other projects floating around in my head.

A few outtakes from my quilt shoot. Nora just had to help mama, while I was taking pictures. So she decided she would hold the quilt for mama.



Silly kiddo, she loves helping mama. And loves the quilts that mama makes!

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Charm Pack Cherry by Fat Quarter Shop
Dimensions: 52 inches x 54 inches
Quilting: Straight line and Serpentine stitch, done with a walking foot
Fabric: Alison Glass Sunprint 2015, Moda Zen Gray

Linking up with Alyce for Sew Cute Tuesday, Lorna for Let's Bee Social

13 comments:

  1. I love the quilting on this! I might have to get a second machine just so that I can do that serpentine stitch!

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    1. I really love the serpentine stitch, it is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I love all the pretty colors and the quilting. Great job!

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  3. Aw, Nora is so cute holding up the quilt! It looks enormous next to her :)

    I really like the gray background against the bright colors in this quilt. Makes it more edgy than the expected white.

    The quilting looks really great, too. You're right, that combo of straight and serpentine gives a wonderful texture.

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    1. Nora loves helping mama and has decided she likes to help with I'm quilting as well. I love a gray background, one of my go to for backgrounds lately. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Oh I like the effect of the squares versus the rectangles and the fabrics are fab. Fun!

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    1. Thanks, this has become one of my favorite quilts.

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  5. Those Alison Glass prints are so much fun in this pattern. The quilt looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you, I love the Alison Glass prints in this pattern, they are just perfect.

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  6. Great fabric choice! Allison Glass' fabrics pop against the soft gray. I love the quilting - the offset, the straight and squiggly (looking like the bike path print!) - something I can see myself actually doing! I need deadlines, too. Self-imposed or like a holiday or birthday, it all works! Congrats on a lovely finish!

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    1. The straight and serpentine stitch really do work well together. And those deadlines are a must, thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Lovely! I was just watching the Charm Pack Cherry tutorial over the weekend, deciding if I want to do one. I love yours!

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