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.
What to do next? I had to think about this because I wanted to showcase these beautiful fabrics.
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.
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:
And the back…
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.
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