Looking back through the blog, it appears that I finished piecing the body of this back in September 2008. At the time, I mentioned having Delusions of Applique.
Fast forward to April 2009 and I was auditioning applique, but struggling with colors and placement.
Apparently the ideas needed to continue marinating because it wasn’t until about 3 weeks ago that I had an epiphany.
See, I was trying REALLY REALLY REALLY hard to get the word CHERRY on here somewhere.
I have the letters cut out and everything (they are in that April post). It’s the same curly font on display in my header on the blog. I really loved those letters. But I just couldn’t figure out where to put everything. I even contemplated taking the quilt top apart and changing the size.
My epiphany? It went like this:
“Duh. You don’t NEED the word CHERRY on the quilt, when you actually HAVE cherries on the quilt.”
After that it was easy.
Well, after I realized that the green words for “with a” and “on top” were too blendy and they needed to be red. Luckily, I had them cut out that way already. I had 3 sets of letters — 2 shades of green plus the red.
I finished the freehand quilting this afternoon, and can’t wait to bind it and maybe hang this on on the wall somewhere here at home!