What a joy this quilt has been to put together. I love the colors in the blocks. The picture makes the background look whiter, it's more creamy with tan print. That border isn't doing much for me now that it's on there. Guess what? Its staying. The rich colors will look fine in the living room where there's a lot of darker wood furniture.
A lot of my quilts this year have had cherry themes, so why stop now. I'm sticking with the name Chocolate Covered Cherries for this one.
Hopefully I can get it quilted sometime next year. For now it will be put in the drawer with the others waiting in line.
I played around with color placement and found that radiating the colors really wasn't a good idea. Notice the second row, third block in the picture below. It really stands out at a distance.
Now I can put most of my quilty energy back to what's on the frame. The plan is to have little or now markings while quilting this one. It's been quite the challenge. Due to the borders giving me issues, I'll need to turn the quilt in order to do the side borders. Not fun, but better than picking stitches that don't work. And in the long run it will be quicker than marking or picking.
Will it be done by Christmas? One can only hope. There's shopping and cooking yet to do for the big day so quilting will take a back seat.
Need more quilty inspiration? Hop on over to Judys for Design Wall Monday and see what others are stitching up for the holidays.