Christmas Charm Pack Cherry Quilt

It’s Christmas in…August.  Oops, I totally dropped the ball on making a Christmas in July quilt.  Fabric shops do such a great job tempting me with gorgeous sparkly Christmasy prints this time of year, and I’ve had my eye on Moda’s 25th and Pine line.  Did I resist the urge to buy more fabric…nope!

Charm Pack Cherry

I bought two charm packs from their line, and two charm packs from their solids line (snow) so that I could make Fat Quarter Shop’s Charm Pack Cherry Quilt.  Since I really loved the prints, I decided I wanted to pick a pattern that wouldn’t slice up pieces into indistinguishable designs.  Charm Pack Cherry fit the bill!

Have you seen any of Fat Quarter Shop’s free shortcut quilts? Kimberly does such an amazing job explaining step by step tutorials on their YouTube channel.  Check it out here!

I started and finished the top yesterday afternoon, spending 4-5 hours piecing the entire top. Didn’t it turn out cute?

Charm Pack Cherry

 

I only made one slight modification to the pattern so that I could keep all of my prints right side up.  In hindsight, I should have just randomly placed the prints in all directions.  Darn left-sided brain!

Purchasing fabric for the backing or binding is still on my to-do list, but I’m thinking that I want to use the red and white tree chevron print for the binding.  That’s one of my favorites!

I hope you’re all getting ready for a lovely weekend.  Happy quilting, friends!

10 Comments

  • That is really cute, Rachel! I know what you mean about keeping all the prints right side up… I have been known to unpick the center of a log cabin to rotate the piece into a “correct” orientation. Ha! How big did this finish out to?

  • Jasmine says:

    This looks really nice. I like how the solid shows off all the prints. I do the same thing with prints. It goes against the grain to have trees growing sideways. :)

  • Cute and speedy!
    I would have kept the prints facing one way too. Left brain!

  • That’s beautiful! I recently made a Charm Pack Cherry quilt, and a couple of bags – super cool design. I love the fabrics you chose!

  • Yep! I would have needed all the prints facing right side up, too. ☺. This turned out so cute. Those “done in a day” projects are so gratifying! Good job!

  • Krista Foley says:

    Lovely! Nice to get in the holiday spirit.

  • Beautiful! I made a Charm Pack Cherry quilt last spring and loved it!

  • Joanna says:

    25th and Pine is one of my favourite Christmas lines. I think Basic Grey makes the best Christmas fabrics! I’ve been making a quilt with some of this line, and the previous Christmas one (Aspen Frost). I tried getting all the pieces the same way, but failed so decided to embrace it rather than worry about it lol. (I figured if it goes on the bed it will be turned every which way so it can be admired from all sides?!). I really can’t believe how quick you got this together though!! I’ve made a few FQS patterns before but they took me longer.

  • Michelle C. says:

    I have a jelly roll of 25th and Pine that is waiting for some love. This is the inspiration I need to get going. Thanks!

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