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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.

Before I left for the weekend, I finished up the quilt top and back for Cheri d’Amour.


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.

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.


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.



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.

WiP Wednesday in the Mountains

I have another finish to celebrate today….it is the “Mod Squares”. The design and tutorial can be found over at Sew Mama Sew. It is my new Fall/Autumn lap sized quilt, that I will be using for my sofa using low-volumes, neutrals and Indelible prints. My favorite part….I have a couple of stripes of some FMQ!!Mod_Squares_Finished_800

The rest of my projects, are coming along nicely too.  This list and deadlines have been keeping me on top of things for once, SUCCESS!!

Projects and Progress

Project Target Date Current Status
Bjorn the Bear  20SEP2014
(now OCT2014)
Phased Circles Quilt  OCT2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Jungle Ave Tapa  OCT2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

I am on a last-minute vacation in the mountains this week. I am, however, trying to focus on the Cherie quilt top, now that two of the other quilts are complete. I managed to cut out all 182 pieces…I think that is the first time I cut out all the pieces (more or less) before starting the actual quilt. I usually cut, sew and then repeat.

So, now onto piecing all of these…my favorite part. Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).

Starts and Finishes

I have 5 projects this week, I am concentrating on (the number kept growing as I wrote this, also with 5 concentrating may be the wrong word ;-)). I have two projects that I want to finish this week, 1 that is underway but I am hoping to get the top finished, so I can start  2 more projects.

One of the projects, I hope to finish this week is Bjorn the Bear. I have selected the fabric for the back, and I am keeping with the theme.

Bjorns Backing

The backing fabric is the new Feather River, Shroom Bear Hike, Birch Fabrics and I am pairing that with a rust looking Kona Cotton stripe.

For the two projects, I am thinking of starting, I have the idea and the fabric chosen out. The first one is something I am thinking of making for my son. It will use the new Vikings line from Alexander Henry.

VikingsProjectAre they not cute prints!.

The other project is one of my new designs (which will also appear in QDAD post tomorrow), using many of the prints from Cherie, Frances Newcombe’s new line.


So a busy week, which should be doable with the hubby out of town. Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).