Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here's My Yellow Cherry

Have you heard of the Made In Cherry Quilt-a-long that Pins and Bobbins is hosting?
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The pattern is by Sarah Fielke and is available for free on the Lecien blog. Here's a link to it. I have been wanting to make a big star quilt and joined as soon as I saw this QAL. The directions on the Made In Cherry QAL blog are very well written and easy to follow.

I decided to use my Sunny Happy Skies FQ bundle for this quilt. I have a friend who is becoming a Grandma for the first time in February and I thought this would make a perfect Grandma quilt.  

It's a fairly easy pattern, just uses squares and a few HSTs. Of course I used my trusty HST ruler instead of drawing on the back of the squares to get the HST pieces, but other than that I followed the directions precisely. Its a wonderfully written pattern. For those of you that use HST rulers, the HST pieces are cut from the same size strip as the squares you are using. I made the 60" quilt so I cut the HSTs from a 3.5" strip. I found it so easy to just cut a few HSTs from the 3.5" strips while I was cutting the squares.

I even know how I am going to quilt this, although the baby may be a toddler by the time I'm done quilting it. I am going to do a star echo, about 1" apart.

I'd love to see your Made in Cherry quilts. If you are just hearing of this now check out all the other great quilts on the Made in Cherry Flickr page.


  1. Just love this I so want to make this...

  2. Your quilt is so cute. I want to make this quilt but it is way down the list of want to do.

  3. That is stunning! how long did it take you to complete it?

  4. Just beautiful! I can see making a quilt for my son with this pattern.

  5. Sounds like a great idea for quilting. I keep thinking about making one of these they look fun.


  6. LOVE it!! I can't wait to get started on mine


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