Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunshine on Cherry Blossoms

Now that Christmas is over, I can show you the little wall hanging I made for my DD. This was another project I had put aside for quite awhile. The pattern is called, "Cherry Blossoms" by Designs to Share with You. It is 19"x23" (48cm x 58cm) and is machine pieced and hand appliqued. The quilting was done with machine stitching in the ditch and hand work using the classic method of Sashiko. The cherry blossoms are small yo-yos gathered in four places to create little five-petalled flowers.

I took this photo a couple of days ago when we had sunshine. Yes, we actually had sunshine!!!! It doesn't help to give a better photo, but I just love sunshine in the winter months, when the sun is so low in the sky that the rays reach across the room and brighten up even the darkest corners.

Hope you all had a good Christmas. Mine was quiet, but nice and relaxing - time well spent with close family members.

9 comments:

Annemariesquilt said...

Your quilt is awesome..............
Love it!!

Quilt Pixie said...

what a gorgeous quilt, and so artistically photographed! I love the little cherry blossoms, when I enlarged the picture I almost expected one of the petals to start falling they looked so delicate.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is just beautiful, I am sure she was thrilled!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing it.

Eileen said...

Beautiful wall hanging. I am just loving it that now everyone can show what they have been working on as gifts. Those petals truly are realistic. What a neat way to use yo-yos.

Keiko said...

It's really wonderful to see cherry
blossom ( our national flower) done with sashiko( our traditional technique) by Hetty (my dear Canadian friend)!! It's really something!!

Opal said...

that wall hanging is beyond gorgeous! cherry blossoms have always been a favorite of mine.

belated merry christmas to you! i'm glad you had such a restful holiday. mine was very quiet as well. :)

John said...

Your cherry blossoms wall hanging is truly a work of art.

Oiyi said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt. I love the 3D flowers.