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Cheri d’Amour

I am finally catching up with a few finishes/posts after being bogged down a little at work, and spending a fabulous weekend away. Yes, it was a girls weekend at a friends cabin on Lake Hickory, NC. The fall weather was fantastic!! We had a blast with great company, food and wine.
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Before I left for the weekend, I finished up the quilt top and back for Cheri d’Amour.

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A QDAD design, I had always designed this quilt for Cherie fabric by Frances Newcombe. I changed the original design slightly with the placement of the top and bottom lines.
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I love Cherie’s black and white theme and the splash of color in the line. I hoped to highlight that splash of color with the pink and also the great detail in the prints.

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For the back, I wanted to tie in the fabrics from the front and add more color. The main print, again from the Cherie line, pulls in the blue, pink and greys from the prints in the front. I think the panel would also make a great matching cushion.

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Details

Name: Cheri d’Amour
Dimensions: 60″ x 60″
Design: Michelle Wilkie
Fabric for Front: Cherie, Frances Newcombe, Art Gallery Fabrics + Kona White + Kona Shadow
Backing: Cherie, Frances Newcombe, Art Gallery Fabrics + Kona White + Kona Ash

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

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The B Side

I suffer a little from Quilting ADHD… I really do. As I mentioned before I really like working on the tops and then I typically loose interest. So this week, I have refocused on getting some of my backs (the B Side) finished so I can get to the quilting stage.

The second of the two backs are underway…it is the one for my Jungle Ave Tapa Quilt. Not overly complicated….I am using the ladder design also on the back with the fantastic elephant print. I love this print.
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Projects and Progress

Project Target Date Current Status
Phased Circles Quilt  OCT2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Cherie Quilt  OCT2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Jungle Ave Tapa  OCT 2014  TOP, BACK (UNDERWAY), BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Bjorn the Bear  OCT2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Also, I have finished the top and back (the second of the B sides this week) for the Cherie Quilt…which is going to be named “Cheri d’amour”. Here is a sneak peak…tutorial is on its way.
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If anyone, has recommendations for a quilter, I am going to send at least one of these two quilts out for quilting (60 x 60″ or 60 x 70″). I have ideas for the Cheri d’Amour quilt but am struggling to come up with something for the Jungle Ave Tapa (design is here)…quilting suggestions are also welcome.

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).