Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spreading Leaves & Cherries

The cherry cake quilt is getting closer to completion.  Its a really cheerful quilt to work on during dreary winter days.  Only four more applique blocks to finish and then I can sew it together and think about border choices.  What to do, what to do:  fancy  appliqued border with lots more berries, vines and baskets or just call it a day and add a plain border fabric?   Time will tell as soon as its finished!





Closeup of the latest finished block - its called Spreading Leaves from the Inspired by Tradition book by Kay Mackenzie.  This book is really great as it comes with a CD so you have options for 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch blocks all ready to print out.  Even though this is a six-inch finished block, I used the pattern for the eight-inch block as I wanted the applique to fill in more space.  I plan to use this book to make at least two more blocks as there are a couple more cherry blocks included.  Really appreciate you stopping by for a visit, and always enjoy your comments and feedback!

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful quilt.
I love all the applique you've done.
I like the Lancaster look with fabric borders, but I'm sure whatever you select will be wonderful.

Lori said...

It is looking so good! I can hardly stand the idea of slapping a plain border on it:)

gwendiequilts said...

This quilt makes me smile every time I see it! I love the plaid background you're using. Why don't I ever think of something like that?

Janet said...

I love your newest block - the dark green leaves add balance together with the other blocks. It's such a pretty group of blocks - I agree with Lori about the border :0)

Karen said...

Maybe some half square triangles for the border. I am wondering if an applique border would look busy. Guess you will know when you give it a try.

Janet said...

Your cheery cake blocks look so beautiful together.

Linda C said...

Your blocks are wonderful. I had my bag of blocks out the other day, trying to get some Inspiration. All l could think about was your quilt and these lovely appliqué blocks. Can you remember what your background fabric is that you are using? It goes perfectly with the blocks.

Libby said...

What a delicious quilt this is going to be!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

This is just beautiful!! I loved it when you began and now I love it even more. Gorgeous fabrics and applique blocks. Can't wait to see the next addition!

Karen said...

It's been a long time since your last post!

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