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,
                                        

 


 
 
 
 

Want to win?

I love flowers and have always enjoyed photographing them
I took this picture at the DC Botanical Gardens
….and with so much to learn on the subject,
I signed up for Craftsy’s Flower Photography Class
it’s packed with great information!
Would you like to win a free photography class from Craftsy?
click on the photo bellow to enter:
You have until Monday, April 28, 2014 to enter…
Good luck!

Hugs and Kisses…

…and a happy Valentine’s Day to you!
I’m so glad to have you over
on my day in the sweetest hop of the year

A big hug to Mdm. Samm of Sew Wee Quilt
and Soma of  Whims and Fancies for hosting this event
and darling paper piecing pattern.

Today, you’ll find many beautiful and
very inspiring projects created by these ladies:

Feb 14th

Lady Soma

Lady Laura Ann

Lady Doris

Lady Rexie

Lady Shari

Lady Cherry … you are here!


So I started with the idea of making a runner
using 2 sets of Soma’s paper pieced XOs and the heart…
Then mid-way through my runner
I decided I wanted to use more of the fabrics in the layer cake
I used to make the XOXO,
which has been in my stash for a few years
begging to be used, lol!
And since I love chevrons,
I made two rows of easy chevrons with 1/2-square triangles
 oh, it just went so fast… loved it!
Of course, I love open spaces for lots of quilting,
so I added a little bit of white fabric,
and this is what my “improvised” project finished as…

then…
I still hadn’t used the little heart!
well, how about a little poem around the heart,
a few borders,
a little quilting…
the results where a perfect
Valentine’s card for my sweetheart! 
Tada!

I have a little Valentine’s Treat for one of you too…
a $20 gift certificate to use in my website

To enter, leave a sweet little comment

and I’ll choose a winner Thursday, February 20th.

XO                            

Wake up to Kona and a little giveaway!

Hello everyone!
So glad to have you over!
Have you been enjoying all the incredible
Kona projects?

It has been an amazing hop!!!

Thank you Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
and Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt
for hosting this fabulous hop
and check out what the other ladies have for us today:
January 21
Cherry Blossoms ~ You are here!
It has been so much fun working from this
gorgeous and inspiring book by Amanda Murphy,
full of detailed lessons on the color wheel,
and 12 beautiful projects using Kona cottons,
with many colorway options.
Don’t you just love this yummy Kona Sunrise bundle?
I used this and a few other Kona cottons to make
Color Burst from Amanda’s book…
just a little “spaghetti” strips after cutting Color Burst…
and the sewn blocks are ready to be assembled!
The instructions where very easy to follow,
and this project was super quick,
and oh so fun to make,
especially with all the vivid colors…
you know how much I love vibrant color.
So here it is! I love how it turned out!
Well, I also started on another Kona project…


but, well, kind-a-sort-a ran out of time…
so…
would you like to make something with these little hexies
I’ve already cut?
Just leave me a little comment and I’ll enter you into the giveaway!
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, 1/27/14.
Now, how about making your own Color Burst quilt?
I promise, you’ll love this book and all the projects in it!
You can find Amanda’s book here!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

I’m so grateful…

… for all of ya’ll!
And to say thanks,
I’ve joined the Quilter’s Blog Hop Party
with participants from all over the world!
And to share in the fun,
I have 2 giveaways!
The first one is this
owl be home for Christmas Kit
to make this little table topper
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And for the second one,
I’m giving away a signed copy of
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7
where you’ll find a pattern for my
Retro Chair
Enter once, twice, or three times by:
(1)  Leaving a comment and telling me
what you love most about quilting
(2) Following my blog
(3) Subscribing by email
You have until Nov. 26 to enter!
I’m having a problem with
my domain provider, so…
you have until this Friday, Nov. 29 to enter!
And don’t forget to visit
the 100’s of bloggers participating
in this fun party at:
Hugs,