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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Beyond the Cherry Tree Quilt...

Drum roll, please...


So excited - all the blocks are finished...and all the rows are together and getting along quite nicely with each other - I hope! It is such a relief to be at this stage of a long-term project. Checking back, my first block was completed on November 15, 2010  (Beyond the Cherry Tree Blog for everyone's photos!) 
This is a going to be a big quilt - I had to lay the top out on the great room floor and go up to the loft, aiming over the railing with the camera...

Onto the 4 borders...that is where all the yards of vines are going and I am still adding to my bowl of cherries needing to be made. 

In between other things, I wanted to put together a quilt for a friend in Ohio who is going through some rough days with chemo. The basket blocks had been pieced a long time ago following an online tutorial by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts. She said we would know how to sew inset or "Y" seams at the end of 12 months and she was right! Since the baskets were in pinks and greens, I thought they would work well for a lap quilt. 

It is a good feeling to bring some comfort to someone who needs their days brightened.

And I am dreaming of green grass and Springtime and walking outside in the fresh air...just had to update the appearance of my blog and banish thoughts of snow...

Isn't Miss Henrietta a dear...a sweet birthday gift from one of my treasured stitching friends. Love the '30's green fabric - it says Spring too! The companion bag held holds little chocolate eggs...
Have a good week everyone and join me in thinking positive thoughts of Spring...

Back soon...

17 comments:

Mimi said...

I am sending positive thoughts your way and my way for Spring. I am so ready. Love, love, love you BTCT blocks. They look great together. It's a good feeling Have fun with the borders.

Lynne said...

You are one very talented lady! Your quilting is beautiful . . .

Lizzie said...

Oh Pat, that is gorgeous, love it and it's not really long term...2010, it's amazing for that beauty...
Lizzie
xxx

corina said...

Your cherry tree quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You must have one heck of a happy smile on your face!

Turtles In North Dakota said...

Oh my goodness! This is AMAZING!!!!You are so very very talented. I love Jackie Robinson. Took some classes from her in AZ.and BTW just a little envious of that chicken!!!!!!

Jan-Maree said...

heartiest congrats on your progress with the Cherry tree quilt - that is amazing! and I love your miss Henrietta - very cute!

JCnNC said...

You need more than a drum roll - you need a marching band - this is a true masterpiece and love the beautiful colors and wonderful workmanship. Hoorah for Pat!!!

I must have missed the basket patterns from Jackie's site - I did collect the BOM patterns of bear paw blocks from her. Made DD in Colorado a quilt from them.

Spring is coming - my Jonquils have finished for this year. Judy C

Pondside said...

Wow! It is going to be gorgeous!
A birthday? Did I miss something? If so, all the best!

Anonymous said...

Both of your quilts are beautiful!
Hope your birthday was wonderful - looking forward to seeing you soon. Another road trip, maybe?
Chris

teresa said...

Pat ~ your Beyond the Cherry Trees is looking fabulous! You are in the home stretch now (-:

Carrie P. said...

congratulations! You should be very proud. It is so awesome that you got the top done.
Love the basket quilt and the chicken is so cute. What a nice gift.

Janet said...

I hope you get a better spring than the blah summer we had. Now we're into sutumn. Your cherry tree blocks look gorgeous all together, congrats on the progress. Love the basket quilt, your friend will love it.

be*mused jan said...

Your BTCT top is just gorgeous. Makes me wish I had kept up with stitching, not just printing!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Drum roll is right they are lovely.

Treasures for sure!

Hugs, Carolyn

Barb said...

Wow, congratulations what an accomplishment and it is fantastic!
Your chicken is springy and fun!

Nana said...

Beautiful work on the applique quilt Pat and I love the baskets. You have been very busy lately. How do you get it all done??? You are amazing!

Jenny said...

That is so gorgeous. It's funny...I never thought anything could be prettier than the blocks but when you put them all together...wow!

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I suspect your lap quilt will warm her heart and help her through.


And Happy Belated Birthday to you, sweet girl.