Today I’m sharing my latest finish. I bought this kit some time back and when I went looking for something to hang up for February, I found this little kit and sewed it up.
Yes, that’s me in one of my rare public appearances. One of my Second Saturday Stitchers took the picture for me.
It was a fun little quilt to make and I love how bright and cheery it is. What a great thing to hang in the middle of the winter!
Here’s a close up of the appliqued cherries. I appliqued a couple of gifts this past Christmas, so I can say that I am no longer afraid to applique. I quilted it with a variegated thread in shades of red, from light to dark. Because, why not?
I quilted with a serpentine stitch on my Janome Horizon machine. FYI, I used stitch 99, width 7.0, length 3.0. Then I decided to use the serpentine stitch to machine stitch the binding and I changed the same stitch to width 3.0, length 2.0. I love how it turned out.
I had a four partial blocks left over and I’m going to turn them into potholders for my kitchen.
The kit is called “Just a Bowl of Cherries Kit” and is from Pincushion Boutique, and I bought it at a quilt show sometime. The finished size is approximately 32″ x 32″. The kit contained precut 2 1/2″ strips to make the body of the the quilt, backing fabric, fusible applique fabrics, fusible web, and free instructions. I loved how easily the quilt went together and how you didn’t have to match many seams. I plan on making another of these using some different precut strips I have in my studio.