Sunday, October 4, 2009

Last Red Delicious Block

Finally - this block was the hardest to do but probably the most beautiful design of all. Although all of the blocks are gorgeous. I think I could have done a better job even though there is quite a bit of time in this one. When they are all together I doubt if I will notice anything that I wish I had done differently. My fabric for the cherries does not have as much contrast as I had thought, but the contrast is still there and it is a pretty, rich batik. I have loved working in the reds and actually used almost exclusively fabric from my stash. But, by golly, there is still a lot of red there! The next time Esther will put up the directions for the sashing and finishing the quilt.

This is the layout that was in with the last pattern downloaded so, even though it is not to scale, you can get an idea of how all the blocks will go together. As I was making them, I made them a little larger and will have trimming to do, plus things to add such as some red buttons on the middle block at the bottom. There will also be some little black buttons around the center of the flowers of the upper right block. Anyway, I am glad the cherry basket is done. (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

blushing rose said...

Oh, I love this. Beautiful workmanship, my friend.

Have a lovely week. TTFN~Marydon

Pokey said...

I love your cherry basket! Yummy.

Janet said...

Wow. I'm impressed. I love these blocks, the variety in design, size, and style. A job well done.

Karen said...

Excellent cherry basket! All your blocks are lovely and I can't wait to see them all together.

Leslie said...

Boy they are very pretty. That was certainly a lot of work for you over the months. I cant wait to see your color selection for the sashing and boarder fabrics.