Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cherry Blossom UFO

This quilt has been abandoned since the start of school in 2012.  Yes, 2012!  The start of school seems to encourage UFOs.  The pattern is Bonnie Hunter's Crabapple from her first Adventures in Leader's and Enders book.  Mine is mostly red though, so I am calling it Cherry Blossoms.
Yesterday it was time to pull it out again and finish it up as I ponder whether or not to start a new project. When I grabbed the container from the closet, there were 12 finished blocks and plenty of nine patches for the rest.  This morning I finished up the paper pieced tree bases and added the tops.  It didn't take very long at all.  Whenever I pull out an abandoned project, I am always amazed at how quickly an unloved box of bits and pieces can turn into a quilt.  So now that the 25 blocks are done, it shouldn't take long to cut out some more sashing strips and cornerstones.  I hope to use up the rest of the nine patches in the border.  After that I can decide what is next.
In honor of this very scrappy project, I am going to link up with Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap.  Go check it out for more scrappy Sunday fun.  

18 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh gosh this is absolutely stunning--I love your cherry trees--great idea to paper piece those pesky trunks...always a block I gaze at and figure I can't do...hugs, Julierose

Angie said...

Yay for finishing UFOs! Is that purple sashing you're adding? It's going to look amazing!

Kate said...

I really like the purple sashing. Hope you can finish this one up quickly. It's hard to resist the lure of a new project.

Jennie in GA said...

Great quilt. Isn't it fun to see a resurrected project come to life.

Karen said...

The blocks are beautiful. I don't think 2012 is that old. I have older UFO's. It will be a great finish.

Sara said...

Really beautiful blocks. And I have to agree with Karen that 2012 isn't very old in terms of UFOs. But no matter the age, it always seems to bring this big feeling of accomplishment when we do finish them.

KaHolly said...

Loving it! Today I finished an old scrappy UFO from someone else's stash and gave it life. I'll have to ask her when she started it. She didn't get very far, leaving me lots of room to play. Good job! You motivate me with your progress.

Vicki W said...

I love the purple for the sashing. I'm also working on an old UFO. It's sat dormant for years! I'm astounded at how quickly it's finishing up. I need to find a good home for it because my taste for cathedral windows quilts has completely moved out!

Suzy said...

Love, Love, Love. That quilt is on my to-do list. :o)

Sheila said...

Looking good. I have been eyeing this pattern.

Delighted Hands said...

Just delightful blocks! How nice to pull it out of oblivion and bring it to life! Beautiful! I was never too much of a fan of scrap quilts but you are really bringing new ideas to me! Thank you.

knitnkwilt said...

I love the idea of pink/red for the tree and cherry blossom for the title. Like you, if I put something away it tends to stay away. Then when I get it out, I wonder why I waited so long.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh these are so pretty!!

QuiltSwissy said...

Such a great quilt.

I won one of these quilts in a raffle one guild meeting a while back. Ohhh, a nightmare though with all the different sizes and seams. I guess I need to pull it out once again and see if I can re-work something........

Ivani said...

Owo the cherry trees are beautiful. I am here thinking why some quilts stayed for years inside de UFO's bag.
Hugs

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love these Cherry blossom blocks! The quilt is going to be so pretty when it is all put together. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! I now have this block on my to-do list. :)

Alycia said...

Boy - when you get inspired - you work it!! Nice job!!

Ellen said...

Wonderful UFO! This is going to be such a pretty quilt.