Monday, May 07, 2007

Churn-Dash Cherries

Here is my latest little quilt. It's about 43"x 43". I found the pattern in the December 2004 copy of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine (can you believe someone is selling it on ebay?). The pattern is called Candy Cane Quilt by Darlene Zimmerman. The original is supposed to be Christmas-y, ya know, like a candy cane, but I found this cherry fabric that looked so cute and summery, I had to do something with it. I like how the top turned out. My quilting leaves something to be desired, but heck, I don't care. It's done and up. And I like it! :)

I've already started my next quilt. It's for a friend of mine whose husband died last week. I think she needs a quilty hug, don't you??

13 comments:

Kim said...

I love your little cherry quilt--it's perfect for the coming months!

happy Zombie said...

I love it Cindy! That pattern is also in one of Darlene's book (can't remember which one). Anyhoo... I've always loved the churn dash and monkey wrench. I think this is one of my faves that you made!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. She's so lucky to have you my friend!

I sooooooooooooooo owe you a big email. Tomorrow! :o)

Anne said...

The cherry quilt is really pretty! Perfect for the summer that is coming up! Enjoy it :o)

Sorry to read about your friend's husband! She is lucky to have you to get her through, and nothing is quite like a quilty hug.

Take care!

Angie said...

That is soooo cute--I just LOVE it!!! Every time I see a Churn Dash quilt I want to go immediately and start one for me. Maybe that's what I need to do to get me back in the sewing mode.

Anne Heidi said...

That is one of the cutest quilts I have ever seen! I love it!

Sorry to hear about your friends husband, quilty hugs are great for comfort. You are a great friend!

Wende said...

Oh, I think your inclination to give your mourning friend a quilt is really lovely of you. And, you quilters are amazing--always making new things. Heh... me, I'm going to go CLEAN my office. Maybe then I'll get something creative done. Wait, can I count that as being creative?? :D

lindiepindie said...

Very cute! You did a nice job.

And people sell anything on ebay these days, don't they?

the wine makers wife said...

This is agreat pattern! I have not tried it yet, but will need to look for it. Your theme and colors are jsut too adorable. Great work!!

Patti said...

An absolutely perfect little "cherry" quilt - love the background cherry fabric! How sweet of you to make a quilt for your friend - some sisterly love to wrap herself in when she is probably feeling incredibly lonely.

~Kim~ said...

That quilt is sooo appropiate for the Door County area! Congrats on your finish!

So sorry to hear about your friend.. yes.. a quilt is the answer!

~Kim~

oilclothjunkie said...

What a great quilt. Where did you find the cherry fabric, my kitchen could use some curtains.

So sorry for your friend. A quilt is a wonderful gift.

Michelle said...

That is an adorable quilt, and so wonderful of you to give it to your friend.

Again, I ask, do you quilt them yourself? How do you get the binding done so quick?

~Kim~ said...

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~Kim~