A Treat for Myself

Last week’s trip to Quilt Expo here in Madison was a really eye popping experience, as I mentioned in my last post. I treated myself to a bundle of Cherrywood fabric and I’m just in the enjoyment stage with it.

The suede texture just begs to be petted and I can’t even think about cutting into it yet. I probably will wait to see what the next Cherrywood challenge will be. That will be announced in November. This year’s challenge theme was Prince, so of course all the entries were done in gorgeous purple.

Speaking of purple, it’s finally the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for September. One of my monthly projects has been 10-inch Rail Fence blocks. I have been using my jelly roll strips, and finally coming to the end of some of those.

My stash also includes a large group of solid 10-inch pieces so I have decided to pair them up with the Rail Fence. I am not going to add brown or black to my rainbow selections, so this is one then I can piece this month by pairing them up with the strip blocks.

Here is my layout done this afternoon.

There is no red here, because the strip block I made earlier did not have 1/4-inch seams. With my new Pfaff machine that’s no longer a problem.

Since this grouping is 40 x 40″ I don’t think adding the red would be helpful. It will make a nice lap quilt at this size.

Lastly, this evening I made my 8 inch improv purple block.

I have accumulated a good size collection of 8 1/2 inch blocks over the last couple of years. I really haven’t used any in a quilt so I think this will be my chance to make a larger quilt.

Our weather here has been just beautiful so far this month and it’s really invigorating. I’m looking forward to the changing of the colors and have some favorite places to go to enjoy them.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

19 thoughts on “A Treat for Myself

  1. Aren’t Cherrywood fabrics gorgeous? All that deep, luscious color. I have a pack of their fabric that is still in the ooh/aah stage. Someday it will be something 🙂 Your purple block and rainbow scrap blocks are looking good!


  2. That Cherrywood fabric is luscious! I haven’t yet bought any – though I bet when I see some it will jump into my hands.

    I love your quilt layout. It’s so fresh and bright.


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