Monday, January 24, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Trees!

I believe the hardest part of any project is just starting. 
I finally got around to starting my Cherry Tree Quilt. It's called Beyond the Cherry Trees  by Sentimental Stitches.  
I have been collecting the patterns since the very beginning and really love this quilt.

I spent way too  much time trying to decide on a background fabric and then the other day I found this white fabric in my stash.  I bought it on clearance a few years back because it had a few spots on it.  I had so much of it I was able to cut around the spots----but 
once I started stitching on this background I didn't like it because it had too many little white leaves on top of the fabric and since this is a large quilt I decided to change.
I ordered some Kona cotton and really like it a lot better.

This is the first block.

There is also a Beyond the Cherry Tree blog where you can see all the great work everyone is doing on this quilt.
Looking back I am glad I did not check out the individual blocks too closely before starting.  I mostly just looked at the whole quilt and really liked it.  I think some of these blocks are going to prove to be a little difficult for me......I don't mind circles and there are lots of circles.....but all those little fingers and tiny outer curves in some of the blocks are going to prove to be a problem and I see lots of them.
Do any of you have any tips?


Marydon said...

Awesome! Since I can't sew or do anything ... just give you praise.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Sharon said...

I commented at BTCT for ideas. Your pile of fabrics are gorgeous.

Céline said...

I didn't know this pattern. A so gorgeous project !!

Mimi said...

If you can do the circles, I don't think you will have a problem with the fingerlings. They really weren't that hard afterall. Your block looks great so far. Just enjoy the process and keep sharing wiht us.