When it was pointed out out that the "Beyond the Cherry Tree" quilt has been going two years I found it difficult to believe. I am at the stage of the quilt where there is no turning back. Seventeen blocks complete; three almost complete and five more to go.
Not every block appeals. A few feel distinctly odd so I have made a substitute block.
It's a block from the presentation quilt for William A Sargent. I like it because there are cherries, a vase that is similar in proportion to other vases in the "Beyond the Cherry Tree" quilt and the birds are recognizable birds.
My week has also seen more revealed of the Orca Bay Mystery quilt over at Bonnie Hunter's blog. I have had my foot down hard on the sewing machine pedal. It's great using the Easy Angle ruler by Sharon Hultgren;
Bonnie recommended it and I have found it makes short shrift of all that piecing - 700 little triangles added to the 350 HSTs since Saturday morning.
I have fiddled around with the blocks trying to imagine what Bonnie has created, but I still can't make it out. I will be happy with the result no matter what. There is space appearing in my 'brown' drawers and I have also cut up small scraps I was saving with no real purpose in mind. It really feels like Christmas!