Friday, October 12, 2018

Beyond the Cherry Tree Update

This is a big quilt that I've been handquilting for about 5 years now. Gay at Sentimental Stitches offered it as a free BOM. (follow her blog! She hosts amazing BOM's! and offers sales frequently) She copied the pattern from a quilt she purchased. I still love this so much! I wish I wasn't such a slow quilter. I brought it out as soon as our summer weather broke. Someone mentioned on Instagram they'd like to get a better look, so here ya go.

 This quilt is about 100" square.
The original quilt had wonderful motifs quilted and Gay gave us the patterns for those as well and I copied them to my quilt. I also outline stitched around the applique and am crosshatching about 1 1/2" apart. (very humble cross hatching) 


Porter looks like he was about ready to plop down.... No, keep on moving, Porter.




I think I have about 5 blocks to finish then on to the border.  I have not quilted around the border applique yet and I'm not sure I will.

Instagram for the week!

I'm enjoying seeing all the Sajou quilts coming along. I have to admit I didn't think about the quilt being on point when everyone was using a toile pictorial. I don't know why it won't look just as nice on a table top, so your center won't be sideways. Nothing wrong with hanging a little quilt on point either!


 I'm so sorry if any of you have been affected by the horrible hurricane Micheal. So hard to think of the destruction it has caused. Please take care of yourself.
Mush love

33 comments:

  1. Love your quilt. It will be a heirloom when finished.

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  2. A beauty of a quilt and almost finished. Hand quilted it brings something extra to the quilt. Nice weekend

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  3. Your appliqued quilt is simply gorgeous--(Porter better not begin to think it's his!!lol).
    hugs,julierose

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  4. What a lovely quilt! I don't know how you guys have the patience and perseverance to hand quilt anything, much less 100x100!!! Good job.

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  5. Keep quilting - the one is worth the time and effort. You've done an amazing job!

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    1. Gay is the original outline quilted around the appliques?

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  6. It is looking amazing so far. Slow and steady wins the race.
    I still have 2 blocks and the border to make. I love this quilt so much.

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  7. Wow, you have come a long way with the quilting since we last saw it. Beautiful! I am enjoying the Sajou sew-a-long!

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  8. Lori, I have loved this quilt from the moment you started appliqueing the blocks! Just beautiful...I saved the patterns!

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  9. You are getting closer to the end with each stitch you take. It is wonderful!

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  10. So nice to see your BTCT quilt and all the progress you have made...you are almost there!! (I just did simple vertical straight line hand quilting in the borders - seems like that was what it needed and it took me about 5 years too! ) Taking that last stitch will have to be done with a lot of celebration. Keep going - it is a beauty.

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  11. Wow! What a gorgeous heirloom you have there. I've been hand quilting a Halloween quilt for years. I thought I would finish it this year. Not.

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  12. Oh, keep going! It's gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful and can only agree with all that everyone has said. What a wonderful achievement when you get there. We'll worth the effort and the wait.

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  14. This is a treasure! I didn't know about Gay's blog back when she offered it. Wish I had because it is such a beauty! When any one finishes one of her quilts it is something to be proud of.

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  15. Wow! This quilt is so amazing! SOmeday.....I would love to make one too.

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  16. It’s looking wonderful. I never got mine quilted, just left it as a throw.

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  17. How I admire your work, and patience Lori. This quilt is truly gorgeous, everything about it.

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  18. I love this quilt and the handquilting you are doing. It's going to be/is such an amazing quilt. Just keep quilting and you will get there :0) Your pictures look so beautiful with natural lighting.

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  19. Great job on the quilting and the quilt itself is gorgeously done.

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  20. Gosh! That quilt is beautiful! Wish I'd joined along!!!

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  21. Hi! I follow you on instagram and just had to come on over and find out more about this pic! I am strictly a hand quilter and so loved this quilt. Looks amazing. What a great BOM. Last year I saw an amazing exhibit at a big quilt show of Antique American quilts in Alsace. Yours can deffinitely compete! Well done!

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  22. You're making great progress! Absolutely LOVE this quilt!

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  23. There is nothing humble about your quilt. Keep on..... it will one day be finished and then you can use it!!! Well done, very well don.

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  24. Stunning, Lori!! A long project, but what an accomplishment.

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  25. I LOVE your quilt & have long admired Gay's patterns. I have one of her's in progress, title is something British.... But I can't recall it. It can be embroidery or applique, which I'm doing slowly. If I were your neighbor we would have that quilt finished soon!! I am pretty quick if I have the right kind of needle. I usually use a John James between a small one, but I've recently tried Tulip needles, and like them too. Happy hours quilting!

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  26. Lori, beautiful job. You are amazing.

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  27. what a masterpiece ~
    Love seeing it in progress - winter is coming perfect for quilting.

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  28. An heirloom in the making, it is gorgeous. Beautiful quilt stitches.

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  29. Awesome quilting and stunning quilt ! Congratulations Lori !

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