Monday, April 26, 2010

More Cherries and a Finish!

Do quilts grow on trees? Wouldn't that be nice? This is the quilt I made at our Bee Night a couple of weeks ago. It was a sort of 'stack and whack' method. It only used four layers of fabric, cut into four triangles. Then each 'stack' was sewn together to create the blocks. They were 3 inches square in the end. Then I set them on point and added HST all around.

Since I used Japanese fabric - you can see the border fabric I started out with - I decided to take a photograph in my cherry tree. Only my cherry tree is a sour cherry, that bears fruit. Unlike the Japanese cherry trees that don't. Also, mine is white and the Sakura are pink. Look at that beautiful blue sky! Couldn't ask for anything better!
I have one more wall hanging to show you, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. I was busy quilting it this morning, when our power went off. I have no idea why because it is not raining or cold or inclement outside. We had no electricity for several hours, so it's not finished. Too bad. Tonight is our Guild Meeting. I had hoped to have it finished for 'show and tell'. Oh, well, there is always next month.


11 comments:

Cara said...

They're lovely and the wallhanging looks wonderful in the tree!!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilt. Do you eat the sour cherries? (I was given a pint once - ended up throwing them out...)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a perfect match, your quilt with the cherry blossoms! Japanese fabric is very pretty! I have never worked with it yet. Does it have a different feeling?

the dutch purple rabbit said...

i love this quilt because of the colours.
they are so yummie and the simpleness helps allot.

nynke

Exuberant Color said...

you have the most beautiful blue skies. That was great setting for your quilt picture, quilt as blue as the sky.

Quilary said...

A gorgeous springtime quilt. It matches the flowers and the sky so well.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a great setting for such a beautiful quilt.

LizzieJane said...

If only you could leave it hanging there all thr time. It is the perfect setting for such a wonderful wallhanging.
x

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful quilt and tree. Love all the blossoms. Hope you have power now.

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilt and it looked like you pulled fabrics from out of the sky and tree to make your quilt. Beautiful setting for a photo.
We lost power yesterday too for quite a while. I prepped some klosjes while waiting for the lights to come back on.

Gattina said...

The quilt is beautiful !
and the tree too !