Category Archives: Bernina

Sunday Ride…

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week and 2015 is almost over! It’s been a crazy and very busy year, but a wonderful one! Fall Market in Houston was just a few weeks ago and it was such fun visiting with friends and being surrounded by so many amazing people and their beautiful work.

Booth-2015

I shared Benartex’s Contempo booth with my friends Amanda and Sara. New patterns for my new line, Sunday Ride, are on the back, left side, Amanda’s beautiful Christmas line, Sparkle, is on the right, Sarah’s gorgeous line, Transformation, on the front, left side, and on the right you can see Michelle’s Fresh Bloom.

But this time it was really hard to go…

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 My sweet Emmie came home just 4 days before I had to leave for Market! She’s a miniature Schnauzer and is a whole 4.6 lbs…

Sunday Ride was inspired by bike rides with my children around our neighborhood…

SR

I really enjoyed making these new designs for Sunday Ride and working with this fun, vibrant line.

Dogwood-Star-coverSunday Ride Minis

 Lakeside-Ride-coverChickasaw-Lake-cover

Sunday Ride will be in stores in February, and since you stopped by today, would you like to make one of these quilts? They’re super easy and have a touch of hand embroidery to add a bit more detail. I’d like to give a pattern to 4 of my sweet visitors. To enter, leave a comment and tell me which one you like best and why. I’ll choose a winner on Thanksgiving, 11/26 at midnight. I’ll also include a charm pack sampler of Sunday Ride.

Hugs,

Thanks everyone for stopping by and entering!

The winners are: Carol, Sue Ellen, Mello, & Ashley

The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book Blog Tour

I’m so excited to tell you about a fabulous book, The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, written by my friend Amanda, an accomplished quilter and spokesperson for the Bernina longarm.

If you’ve ever finished a quilt top and wondered how to quilt it, this book gives you 155 Mix & Match Designs, broken down by allover designs, blocks, sashing, borders, and individual motifs, beautifully illustrated with step by step samples of how to quilt 30 traditional blocks.

The book is filled with quilting tips

plus a fun table runner with several quilting versions to get you started.FMQIdeaBook_08_compact

And to top it off, there’s an index of designs by block

and by design family, making it super easy to mix and match designs.FMQIdeaBook_07b_compactLove, love the spiral binding!

The free-motion ideas can be easily quilted on both a domestic machine or a longarm, and for great practice and inspiration, you can download the companion Free-Motion Quilting Idea Sampler epattern made with the blocks in the book.

I joined the The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, Sampler, and App Facebook group and have started making the sampler using my Soul Blossoms fabric.FMQ Cherry-Soul Blossoms

I am a bit behind, but have cut everything and sewn my first row blocks……so, so easy to make!

 And guess what, you can win a copy of Amanda’s great book! Leave a comment and tell me what inspires you to quilt. I’ll chose a winner at midnight this Monday, 11/16

For more inspiration, visit the other blogs in the tour…

Frosty Forest

So, while working on Celebrate the Seasons,
I was also creating my new Christmas line with Benartex,
Sammy, my sweet little owl from Night Owl
and his woodland friends were the inspiration for this fun
and vibrant collection

 

Frosty Forest was released last Fall at Quilt Market in Houston
and you can find it in stores now.
I created these three new applique patterns using the line,
Frosty’s Wonderland, a twin size quilt
Let it Snow, a tree skirt
that would also look awesome as a round runner

and Frosty, a wall hanging…

… I LOVE snowman and just had to have him!
….after that came….
Well, I’ll be back soon,
but I better focus… have several new patterns
to sew up for Sprint Market in May!
Hugs, Cherry

It’s my day in the…

See you in September Blog Hop
A huge thanks to Shari of Living With Purpose
and to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt for hosting another incredible hop.
 
This summer has just flown by,
and I’ve had so much fun working
on a few projects to show ya’ll.
Of course, when I signed up for this hop
I came up with so many projects,
it would’ve taken until See you in September 2015…
perhaps 2016 to have them finished, lol! 
so here’s what I was able to make for 2014:
 
First, I want to show you my gingham project…
I thought about many thinks to make
with the layer cakes and jelly roll I purchased,
but then, I spotted my American Doll bed just sitting there,
patiently waiting for a cute quilt,
so I decided it was the perfect opportunity
to get going on a mini for it, and boy was it fun!

I drew the little dresses,

cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo,
and then embroidered them on my new Bernina…
which I love, love, love…
The little dresses are so tiny,
I was able to hoop 8 of them in one large hoop!
Then it was a matter of adding a little sashing,
a few borders, some quilting and binding,
and I had a cute little mini!
The little bed comes with a mattress and pillow,
so I made a quick little pillow sham to match the quilt,
now I just need a to get one of those cute dolls, don’t you think?
Project number two was for my hubby’s office,
sorry about the poor photo quality…
all the taupe triangles have koi quilted on them…
Hubby loved how it turned out!
 
The third project was part of a challenge with my Monday guild.
We were to create a cow inspired by the book “Out of the Box”
by Mary Lou Weidman & Melanie Bautista McFarland.
I was a personal trainer for many years,
so decided to make a “fitness” cow…
goodness, I had so many things I wanted to add,
but ran out of time… I still had so much fun with this one,
especially coming up with her list of exercises…
Would love to make a few more quilts
with Mary Lou’s techniques.
 
My Lagniappe project
was this super fast Twister quilt
I used Quilter’s Dream Request cotton batting,
a very thin bat perfect for a summer quilt.
 
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So… I loved playing with my gingham
and want to share the fabric I didn’t use…
I’d like to give away these two RB Layer Cakes to one of ya’ll…
to enter, leave me a comment and tell me:
what makes a quilt “modern” to you?
A winner will be chosen on Sunday, September 14.
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Visit today’s hop participants
for lot’s of wonderful inspiration.
 
Monday, September 8

 

Thanks for visiting on my day!
 

 

 
 

My Perfect Picnic

Welcome to my day in the Perfect Picnic Blog Hop!

Thanks to Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt
for the wonderful Picnic idea and to
Mary of I Piece 2-Mary for organizing this awesome hop!
A special thanks goes to Riley Blake Designs
for the beautiful laminate they provided,
for the awesome inspiration,
and our hop sponsor, Peterboro Baskets
 
For my Perfect Picnic,
I made this fun quilt
using Allison Designs’s Patch-No-Work! pattern
in black & white with a little touch of red!
Of course, I had to have a little applique!
So I used my favorite tool,
the Silhouette Cameo,
and cut out our initials
to make these little pillows for our picnic…
I loved working with the beautiful
red & white polka dot laminate Riley Blake provided
and created a liner to go under my quilt
to keep it clean and dry!
Sewing the laminate was made easier with
my Bernina Teflon foot!  
These great tarp/canopy clips with tent pegs
held the four corners of the liner down.
 
Hubby and I had a wonderful picnic on the grounds
of Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, LA…

…even the local wild life came out to greet us!


There were several antique quilts
on display at the house
and a sewing machine from the 1800s

The flowers were beautiful…

…a few favorites.
 
For our picnic,
I made a Crawfish Casserole,
Mexican Cornbread,
and a Broccoli Salad…
…we finished off our meal with
watermelon and Three-Story Dream Pie…
… with a cherry on top,
played Mancala,
and read Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook
We had a wonderful time!
 
 
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I’m so glad you stopped by!
How about a little giveaway?
I had three new patterns at Market this Spring…

 

 

…I’d like to give away a pattern to three winners!
Three chances to win: leave a comment,
follow my blog, and/or like Cherry Blossoms on Facebook
Giveaway closes on Friday, June 13… good luck!

… and the winners are …

                   drum roll, please…

                                   Congrats ladies!
 
 
And for more Perfect Picnics, visit these ladies:
Monday June 9
Hugs,