Friday, July 26, 2013

"Cherry on Top" Friday finish

Finally she's finished.  I can't tell you how much I love this sweet quilt.  I designed it after seeing so many new cherry quilt designs this spring.  Obsession doesn't even come close to my love of cherries right now.  Funny though I really don't like eating cherries.   Cherry pie is my least favorite pie, I never eat the cherry that tops an ice cream sundae or milkshake.  But I'll admit that I pick through Lifesavers candy and eat all the Cherry ones first!  
To make sure I get a good picture of a quilt I always take tons of pictures.  Normally I'll get a few bad ones.  The lighting was so good yesterday almost everyone came out great.  So what the heck I'll post them all!
 The Rose of Sharon bushes on Debbie's property are so pretty right now.
I could spend all day in her gardens.  Just so lovely, with so many points of interest.  
 Its so quiet and peaceful, as I'm taking pictures I can here the water flowing in her fountain that's just to my left as I took this picture.
The old farm house in the background was built in the late 1800's.  One of these days I'm gonna get some pictures of the quilt she has that's dated around that time.  Its stunning!
While taking this picture in my minds eye I could see an old lady on this porch sipping ice tea and humming a tune.  Just enjoying her porch swing and a lovely view of the garden.
 Hershel, 75 yrs old(Debbie's husband) was born and raised on this property and has never lived anywhere else.  All the old farm equipment is now part of the gardens.  

 I decided to focus on one part of the yard.  That way when I come back with another quilt I'll have a different backdrop.


 The plan for the quilting was to make the cherries POP.  My longarm takes a normal size bobbin(15).  I used 21 bobbins of white on this quilt!  
 Every time I use this background fill I get questions on how its done, whats the pattern?  Really there's no pattern.  Its just swirls, loops, and the occasional feather coming off the swirls.  Its of my own design, almost a Mctavish, but with  more.
 The red border quilting was achieved by marking equal sections and using circle rulers of different sizes to make the leaves and vines, the little cherries are freehand circles.  And the cherry leaves are also freehand.
 A special thank you to Wallace Farms.
 As I hopped on my four wheeler and was leaving this handsome stud wanted his picture taken!  Now that's a horse blanket!
Well that's all of the pictures!  So what do you think about a tutorial on making this quilt?  Anyone interested?  Just let me know.  I don't want to go to all that effort if no one is interested in  making one.
Until next time "Quilt out of Your Comfort Zone!"
Lea







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24 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! The quilt and the pictures of the quilt are amazing. A tutorial would be very welcome, but I also think you could make a PDF pattern of this and offer it for sale and it would jump off the shelves! Great job!

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  2. Please make one! I love this quilt and really want to make one! It will be the first quilt I start after I move!

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  3. I absolutely love this quilt!

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  4. The picture with the horse made me laugh. The quilting totally changes the quilt. Love it.

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  5. Your quilt looks great! And all the pictures were really fun.

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  6. I LOVE this quilt. I sew want to make it. I would but the pattern in a heartbeat if you make a PDF. It is absolutely gorgeous and so cheerful.

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  7. I love this quilt, Lea, and unlike you, I love eating cherries. A tutorial would be great. The ginghams you used are the perfect touch. Now I have to start looking for some.

    Leslie (audsgirl on the QB)

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  8. Hi Lea!

    This is my first visit to your beautiful blog...I followed your link from the Quilting Board, where I first saw this DARLING cherry quilt!! Like you, I am obsessed with cherry anything....as you can see here:

    http://rettspace.blogspot.com/2010/08/cotton-theory-quilting-food-for-thought.html


    and I ADORE red & white!! Yes, PLEASE do share with us how you made this precious little quilt? I have just become your newest follower & I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

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  9. OMG, what a beautiful quilt. I love all the photos and what a backdrop and wonderful history of the property.

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  10. WOW! What a beautiful quilt! I would love to make one. It is so summery and fun! Your quilting really does make the cherries pop. Please make a tutorial for this beauty.

    Ursula

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  11. What a cheerful, cherry-filled quilt! It makes me think of Door County, Wisconsin, where cherry pie is a tradition. (And since you don't care for cherry pie, can I have your piece?)

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  12. Beautiful quilt, quilting, photos and sharing your pleasure in your design. Love it!

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  13. I just found your wonderful blog. I would love to see a tutorial on your gorgeous cherry quilt. I love yours even more than the other cherry quilts that have popped up this year... a lot more pizzaz but I am sure that the quilting is really making your quilt come to life. I really love it! I just became a follower:)

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  14. Another beautiful cheery, cherry quilt. I just love it. I really like it hanging on the white fence. It shows off well there.

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  15. I love the crisp colors on white! Great job!

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  16. I love your quilt. I too would love a tutorial of it.

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  17. You are so talented! I'm casting my vote for a tutorial please!

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  18. Love your bright and cheery cherry quilt! Sweet Michigan cherries are better than the red Lifesavers.

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  19. You have every right to be proud of this quilt, it is stunning. I too love cherries but only the fresh ones. Right now I have a big bag of them but by the end of the day I will be out and have to go back to the store for more. :-o

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  20. I would love a tutorial on this quilt. It's stunning!

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  22. Did I miss the third lesson? Wherecan I find the finishing directions? Thanks, what a beautiful quilt!

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