Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cherries and a new quilt project!

Wow, I have been away for two weeks?!  That was not intentional!  I managed to get sicker after my last post, more house guests, and then our cherry trees nearly exploded with cherries.  I spent a solid week picking, stemming, pitting, freezing, cooking, and canning them.  We also gave away a bunch, and there are still more out on the tree.  I canned a total of 100(!!) jars of jam, marmalade, liqueur and pie filling:

My instagram followers (@quiltsnfeathers) have seen nothing but cherry posts for more than a week, ha.

But no more!  I'm done.  DONE.  And finally my fabric.com order showed up and I will be quite busy working on a quilt again!  This one is a commissioned quilt for a friend of my dad's--she's a breast cancer survivor and wants to celebrate and reward herself with a beautiful pink quilt:

All from Fabric.com.  They have a nice selection of pink ribbon fabrics.

She chose a big star pattern and that center pink/white fabric, I chose the rest of the pinks, the Kona Oyster background and the grey Sketch for the back.  I'm not a pink person, but I'm pretty excited about this quilt!


10 comments:

  1. I think your cherry canning and preparation is amazing. And yay for a commissioned quilt! I am not really a pink person either, but the colors you chose coordinate so well and I know she'll love your attention to detail. :)

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  2. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt!!

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  3. Cherries are a luxury here, between $20 and $30 per kilo, so I eat myself silly on them whenever we visit my in-laws in Canada at the right time of year. What a delicious crop!

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  4. Holy moly! That's a lot of cherries! Glad you're feeling better!

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  5. I'm not a pink person either, but that quilt is going to be amazing! Can't wait!

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  6. Wish I lived closer, I would gladly take some of those cherries off your hands. Glad you are recovered from your illness too.

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  7. Is there anything you're not good at? haha Loving that fabric stack :)

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  8. that is definitely a lot of cherries. pretty fabrics for the new quilt.

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  9. Holly Cherry's batman! Looks like you are set for the long winter months! Pretty pink fabrics for your commissioned quilt.

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  10. Yum!! I would love a cherry tree in our yard, though i wouldn't have the faintest idea how to do any of those things... except eat them straight off the tree!

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