Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beyond the Cherry Tree

Gee, I thought I'd be posting more often now that I am home for more than two days in a row. The problem? Nothing too exciting to post about!

I did finish block 23 of Beyond the Cherry Tree. The next section is a border although there is still 2 more blocks to do. I'll prep some leaves and berries, leaves and berries, leaves and berries, than be ready for the border! LOL Did I mention there are quite a few leaves and berries in the border? You can read about the border and see the quilt at

Here's another lovely quilt from the exhibit Beauty Secrets.

So my mom calls me at work this morning, which is fairly unusual. She asks, "Are you picking me up?" I respond, "What would I be picking you up for, Mom?" "To get my blood work done at the clinic."

I have no idea where that came from. She hasn't had to have any blood drawn for months. Oh joy!!



25 comments:

  1. I like the choice of the green stripe in the Beyond the Cherry Tree block. I printed out the border pattern. Yikes!

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  2. A PINK NEW YORK BEAUTY!!!
    I love it! This is a quilt that is on my to-do list for next year but I (boringly)am going to do it in reprodutions. I wonder what I would have chosen if I'd seen this quilt first. It sparkles.

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  3. did she just want to speak to you Lori!?

    Great blocks and what a super quilt!

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  4. Your BCT block is lovely! I love how you used the striped green fabric! Have fun with all your berries and leaves :0)

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  5. I love the way you used that green stripe! That gives a whole new look to the block!
    Did your Mom believe you when you tried to tell her she didn't have an appointment? Tough times!

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  6. Mothers... mine used to do that to me alllll the time.

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  7. The striped fabric really makes the block sing! I hope you came up with a good excuse for your mom.

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  8. As usual your Beyond the Cherry Tree block makes me kinda green with envy. You do them so well.

    Hugs

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  9. Lovely applique block!! And the beauty quilt is a "BEAUTY"!!! I pray patience for you for you mom - we are dealing with the same thing with Mike's mom.

    Blessings

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  10. Ooh, the stripe is such a cool touch!

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  11. going to be a treasure when done, absolutly stunning!

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  13. Sorry about the other comment. It was a "blog goof".
    I love how you used the stripe for the wreath. It really makes the block way more fun and interesting.

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  14. OH, pretty!! Love your new block...and that old, wonderful quilt is just lovely.

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  15. Wow, Lori....your block is gorgeous! Love the fabrics you chose....it's so rich! And yeah, just saw the link to the whole quilt.....you'll be needing LOTS of leaves and berries! Oy! lol

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  16. Lovely block! You will certainly have gorgeous a quilt that will be a family treasure once finished!

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  17. You have picked some wonderful greens - that stripe (!) and the plaid on one of your baskets - that give such personality to your blocks. Love it!

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  18. Love your fabrics in the Cherry Tree block, especially the green JM stripe. Boy, you just cannot go wrong with a stripe.
    Hang in there with your Mom.

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  19. Your Beyond the Cherry Tree is beautiful. It is going to make a wonderful quilt. I love the New York Beauty quilt. Hugs

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  20. Love these blocks! I've decided that I'm just going to enjoy them from afar. Too many projects, not enough time.
    I had a similar call from my mother. Except she called to say I didn't need to take her. She never told me where and I just went with it and thought, at least I have some free time.
    You are much braver than I. I would have never taken my mother on vacation, to any where!

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  21. Hang in there, Lori. Based on my experience, there will be some strange and baffling conversations, but also good days. Thanks again for plugging my exhibit. It's in its last week. The quilt in this blog is a variation called "Chinese Fans" and other names. It can be found in Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.

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  22. Lovely pastel NY Beauty. At the mid-time of my mil's alzheimers' she started calling each of her 5 kids telling them that there was a strange man at her house and she didn't know who it was. She said he was real nice but she didn't know him. It turned out that it was her huband. He tried to tell her his name and she would say I know that guy and you aren't him. Truly sad situation. Hang in there girl.

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  23. Yes, you'll be ankle deep in berries and leaves while preparing for the border.
    I've been looking at the original quilt, block by block, and it's such an interesting group. I'm not much of a hand quilter, but I'm enjoying watching your version of the blocks appear. The striped fabric is certainly a unique addition. Love it.

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