Fresh Cut is the latest design by Basic Grey for Moda. I snapped up a couple of charm packs (5 inch squares) as soon as it arrived in the UK. It is a gorgeous collection of soft aqua, peach and beige with accents of hot pink, bright green, grey and a really lovely spicy orange. It reminds me of a summer garden just after a shower of rain.
Now, what to make with it? Rather than take the easy option and just sew the squares together, I decided to stretch my charm squares with a background fabric to get a larger quilt. So, ta dah, here you have another coin quilt.
This design is super easy to put together. Simply cut the charm pack squares in half to make the fabric “coins” and sew them back together again in long columns, interspersed between columns of a background fabric.
Charm packs make a LOT of coins to play with. I had so many left over that I incorporated a single strip on the back, making the quilt fully reversible.
I wish I could show you a close up of the background fabric but it just would not photograph. It is a really lovely off-white tone on tone pattern of little crosshatches from the Doe collection by Carolyn Friedlander.
For the binding, I chose the tiny floral with the grey background from the Fresh Cut collection which makes a lovely frame for the quilt.
This quilt is a great size, about 50 inches square. Just right for a sofa throw or to keep at the end of the bed for those chilly nights.