Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beyond The Cherry Trees

I know you all must think all I do is applique and for the most part you are  right.



This is my block three.  Those dreaded fingers.  I was really surprised  it didn't fall apart when I washed it.  
This is one I am not at all happy with -  putting it aside while I worked on others was not a good idea because now it doesn't seem to fit in. I changed my yellows and this one seems way too dark.  Heaven forbid I should have to do it over.
If anyone has any suggestions as to how I could make it fit better please speak up.  I would really appreciate it.


Block eight was a fun block and not too challenging just lots of  little leaves.


I didn't do the bird in the center on block nine but I did add an extra leaf.  Most of these blocks don't look at all balanced to me.



 Block ten was another fairly simple block just more leaves.   I just put one stem to each cherry. The pattern has several stems to each cherry but they were embroidered.


 I like block eleven I  made the basket purple instead of green like in the directions.  I think my quilt has enough green with all those green leaves and stems  and this is my quilt so I feel it is alright to change what I don't like about the pattern.


These are my blocks so far.....not a great picture but you can get the idea.  I  have laid them out like the original so I could see where I needed certain colors.  Don't want another block three fiasco.

I would really like to catch up so I can  concentrate on just one block a month but the blocks I have let are a little challenging.  I have finished the vines on the grape block in the center but not all those bazillion circles and I see more fingers in blocks 12 and 13.
I have other projects I need to do this week so I won't be moving as fast on this one.
Happy stitching.
Nancy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Trees Block Seven


I finished block seven of my Cherry Trees quilt last week.  If I seem to be in a rush it's because I started late and am a little behind.  Sometime it's good to be behind because you can see what everyone else has done and it helps you make fabric decisions.  You also get good tips on ways to applique'  your block.
If you would like to see this quilt in action check out the blog
Beyond the Cherry Trees.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day...the day is beautiful here in Georgia.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day Everyone and welcome to all my new Followers.  I hope you find something to interest you here.  I look forward to all your comments.  I started blogging as a way of keeping a quilting journal and was surprised when I started getting followers and comments.  I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much by blogging and by reading other blogs.  The Quilting  community is full of  caring and sharing people.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

From My Kitchen Window


This was the view from my kitchen window this morning.  The weather has warmed a bit and they are out looking for a snack. Just look at those faces.
If you click on the photos in my blog they will enlarge for a better view.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have the applique Fever

Two More Lollypop's completed..... Just a couple more and I can put the center together.





Three Beyond the Cherry Tree's blocks completed....Just 19 more  (LOL!) on this one..







I think I need to take a break and do a little vacuuming around here.