Sunday, September 16, 2012

Finally! Beyond the Cherry Tree

My pictures aren't that great, but it's past my bedtime and I will take some better ones later this week. Yes, I'm doing the happy dance. All four borders are attached to the 25 blocks in the center.
I put my initials at the center of the top.
The side borders are similar to the pattern, but I did my own thing on the top and bottom. I added some birds to the bottom as well as grape clusters.
I'm very happy that I added purple to the borders, I think it adds a little something.

I must get to bed, it's a work day tomorrow. I've been working on other peoples quilts this weekend, but I was so close that I had to do the final embroidery and add the final border before bedtime.

There is a little bit of finishing in the corners, nothing an evening of TV would solve.
Hope your weekend was as exciting as mine!
Sharon

21 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh wow...your quilt is incredible!

Sharon said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations! It looks fabulous. Wow, this is so beautiful, and so much work. It must feel so good to have finally finished this top!

I'm just guessing here, but I would think you're now an expert at applique circles. :D

Kathie said...

CONGRATS!!!! I am so thrilled for you this is such a major accomplishment
I love your quilt, the year in the urn, putting your initials on the quilt oh and birds love birds on quilts!
it is beautiful, how I wish I would have made it too....
again congrats....
Kathie

PatchworkRose said...

Looking pretty fantastic. Gorgeous colours and fabric choices. You should be proud.

Wanda said...

I love it!!! Lovely especially with your own special touches. It makes me wish I had kept up with getting patterns and worked on them over these months. Congratulations on your beauty!!!

Kimme said...

Sharon how wonderful :-) congratulations it's just beautiful.

Barb said...

It looks wonderful !!
I love the way you added the date and your initials.
You must be over the moon that it is finished, it looks so fabulous!!

susis quilts said...

dear sharon ,the cherry tree quilt is very beautiful,congratulations,susi

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo!! A hearty congratulations on a terrific finish!!!

Janet O. said...

Love it, love it, love it! And the extra touches in the two borders make it even more special--personalized and one-of-a-kind!
What an accomplishment. You can bask in the glow of this one for a long time, IMHO!! : )

Nancy said...

Oh my, Sharon your version of this quilt is wonderful. Can’t wait to see how you quilt it.

Nicole said...

This quilt will become a family heirloom, without a doubt. What exquisite work you have done on it. It is just glorious.

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh...my...gosh! This is really amazing. Congratulations!! You'll have to bring it to show Gwen.

paulette said...

Your quilt is amazing!! Good for you in finishing it!! This will be an heirloom for sure!
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taylorsoutback said...

Way to go Sharon! All the personal touches you added are so well done. Looking forward to seeing how you work in the quilting elements.

Always so nice to have another Cherry Tree quilter join the completed top club:o)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What an AMAZING finish! Such a gorgeous work of Art. Congratulations!

Brandie said...

Gorgeous!

Linda O said...

Wow, what an accomplishment!! It is absolutely gorgeous, and all the personal touches make it even more special. I love the additions to the borders!! You've inspired me to keep working on my long-term applique project!

Louise said...

Well Sharon I just don't know what to say..So proud of you, you have done a great huge project and done it well! Congrats are in order..hugs too

Mimi said...

Well, heck..I thought I commented on this. It is gorgeous and I love all your personal touches. It makes it all your own. So...are you going to hand quilt it, machine quilt it yourself or send it out?

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

YIPPEE!!! Clapping...Clapping!!!
It is just MARVELOUS girl!!! What a great job!!