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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

While I have had a few days free....

I mentioned that I finished Block #13 of the Cherry Trees a couple days prior to the next one being posted, so what have I been doing?  I have been trying to get a jump start on all those cherries that are in the border for this quilt.  So, I traced out a few 1" circles, cut them out with a seam allowance and have started doing the running stitch around them so that they can be drawn up into a perfect circle.



I just gathered up all  my reds and started tracing a few circles from each fabric.  I think there are close to 130 here and maybe just about half of them have the running stitch.  I was going to use my Perfect Circle templates to gather them on and press them, but there are only 4 - 1" templates and I am thinking that is going to take to much time, so I am thinking of ordering some paper templates from here....http://paperpieces.com/

My guess is that there are around 169 cherries needed for the border. I came up with that number by trying to count them from a very small picture of the full quilt, but it will be close enough.  I didn't want to be overwhelmed when it came down to making the borders and having to do 100s of cherries and 100s of leaves.   Ok...I am back to waiting for Block #14.

5 comments:

  1. 1" circles - seriously? I'll cheer you along from the sidelines .... (((HUGS)))

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  2. I think leaving your cherries with a running stitch but not pulling it around a template may be a smart idea. If the circles are actually 1.25" you will be prepared. You are so far ahead of me. Well done.

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  3. Now, that's planning ahead! You go, Girl!!!

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  4. Smart move! Next break, leaves?

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  5. Reading about making all those cherries. Hmm--I usually use money as a template. A quarter is about right, if I need a bit bigger one, I have some $1 coins. the only problem is keeping my husband from robbing my quarters!

    The coffee dyeing--oh it looked very dark and lots of grounds--but there were almost 14yds of fabric in that tub. My fabric came out a very very light brown--but it has more warm brown tint to it, not the yellow some off whites have. I think its about right for that aged look. Who knows, may plop the entire quilt in for a swim when I'm done!

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