Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I picked up a charm pack of Noteworthy a few weeks ago at my LQS. I set it aside, because my to do list was a mile long. And then one night I needed a fresh new project to play with, so I cut all of the charms into 4.5" 60* triangles. I got sort of stuck when I was playing with layout ideas, when suddenly I came up with this:

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I love the visual impact of creating diamonds from 2 charms of the same color, and by alternating their placement a fun zig zag forms, which I thought looked a lot like ric rac! Because the prints are all very soft in color, I added a thin, bright pink strip above and below the ric rac to set it apart a bit from the grey background.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

For the quilting, I played around a little more with the floral free motion design from Angela Walters' book. This time I echoed some of the flowers, which Angela showed us in her class at QuiltCon. I also added a few leaves throughout.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

The binding is the same bright pink that I used on the quilt front. The back is a large piece of a zig zag print plus some more of the bright pink.

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

I love the grey thread on the bright pink! (Have I mentioned that I love Aurifil for free motion quilting??)

Baby Ric Rac Charm Quilt

Finished quilt size is 40" x 47".

I'm linking up to the Charm Madness over at Sew Lux! Be sure to check out all of the fun charm projects and link ups! Details are in this post!

Charm Madness at Sew Lux Fabric