Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Modern Charm Pack Cherry on WIP Wednesday

I was really liking this Charm Pack Cherry quilt as I was sewing these batiks. But then I got all the rows together and I felt it still needed something... a border! I knew I didn't have enough of the turquoise batik to do an unpieced border and then inspiration struck - I could add squares and rectangles of the batiks  I used in the center of the quilt and extend the design. Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I think it looks quite arty and modern!


Sorry again about the color of this picture - I just can't get it right when I try to get the whole quilt in the shot.


Here are some close-ups of some of the squares and rectangles I added to the border strips and the color is truer.




I still need to sew the borders on, but that shouldn't take too long. I cannot wait to get this one off to the long arm quilter!

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced today. Check out all the inspiration!

happy stitching-
carol fun


7 comments:

  1. Not a big fan of batiks but the bright colors of this one are making take a second look at them. Artsy-fartsy indeed! Love it!

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  2. Very pretty! I love the bright batiks. I like the squares in the middle better than a border. Good job.

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  3. Clever girl! Batiks are calling my name and they're beginning to shout. I love that turquoise - it really makes the other fabrics shine and its making me think of summer, sandy beaches, and drinks with umbrellas! Very cool quilt!

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  4. Ok- you did great with the border problem. I like the modernish look you have given it. And just so you know - I made a nightgown out of the orange fabric. (can we say colorful?) Really pretty quilt.

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  5. I linked up too! This looks like such a fun quilt!

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  6. Very cute! And very creative! I love it when I can use what's at hand!

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  7. Clever you! Don't you love it when an inspiration is bang on

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