36 Charm Street Baby Quilt

I just love the Canyon Fabric Collection by Kate Spain!  The colors!  The prints!  They speak to me!  I bought a charm pack and sewed 36 of them together.

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What to do next?  I had to think about this because I wanted to showcase these beautiful fabrics.

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My goal was to make a unique border to frame the charm squares but I wanted the border to be neutral.  So…I made Border #1 a solid white fabric.

Border #2 became interesting!  I decided to add a series of white and gray rectangles.  The rectangle sizes were a serious math problem I had to solve!  I finally figured it out and love the result!

Finally, I used a solid white fabric for Border #3 so the bright colors in the Canyon Collection stand out.

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When I dropped off this top to my quilter, Ms. KB, she showed me a bead and wave pattern she had on hand.  Once I saw the pattern, I knew it was perfect!  Here is a close up of the front:DSCN5730

And the back…

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The gray binding is the same color as the gray rectangles.  A solid color makes a nice  frame for the quilt and allows the Canyon Collection to be the quilt focus.

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Beautiful AND easy!  It goes together quickly and is the perfect project for beginning quilters.

Like this pattern?  Download it here:  36-charm-street-feb-2017

3 thoughts on “36 Charm Street Baby Quilt

  1. Sue says:

    I tried making this charming quilt. But when I stitched the gray & white 2.34″ pieces together (7 gray, 7 white), they do not fit onto the quilt top as described in your pattern. The first strip of gray/white is too long; the second strip fits (sort of); the third strip is too short; the fourth strip just doesn’t fit at all. Help!

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    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Hi Sue! I left you a note to call me but you may prefer to just receive an email. I have my quilt here and have double checked my measurements. I am wondering if my fabric did/did not stretch like yours has? If strip #1 is too long, I would cut off the extra on the white block on the right hand side. For strip #3, the white on the left hand side needs to be pinned to the gray rectangle from strip #2. For strip #4, the white rectangle needs to be pinned to the gray rectangle from strip #3. I hope this makes sense. But please feel free to call me if it would help you!

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