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!"