Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Summer Finish and Charming Chatter goals

Today the weather was lovely so I thought I'd take my Cherry Salsa quilt out and get a couple of pictures.

This baby is BIG!!! It finished almost 100 inches square. There are 121 9-patches and I used over 50 different red fabrics. I bound it with the same fabric I used in the red setting squares and the back is the same fabric as the yellow setting squares.

Here is a close up of the lovely overall cherry quilting - the perfect complement to the quilt if I say so myself - and I do!

I also took some time today to look back over my Charming Chatter goals for July and August. Looks like I finished about 5 of 10. 50% - not exactly passing. Oh well!! I think I'll scale back my goals for the next two months, particularly since I know when my younger son goes back to school things will get busier for me. And even though I didn't get everything accomplished, I'm ok with what did get done. In the last year I've dealt with many health issues in my family that have made me think about what I really want out of life. I realize that I don't want to be remembered for having a clean house but I want to be remembered for the fun times we had together as a family and I want to leave behind some tangible items that show my love for my boys -- like my quilts! Both of my sons appreciate the quilts I've made them and that makes me very happy. My sainted grandma shared this little gem with me - No one on their death bed said "I wish I'd spent more time at the office" or "I wished I'd cleaned more toilets". I'm going to focus on the stuff that makes me happy! I hope you do too!

Happy stitching -
carol fun


  1. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors.

  2. Your quilt looks wonderful! Well done! :0)

  3. This so reminds me of the sour cherry juice they sell at this Turkish place we love~Sweet-tart, and refreshing! LOVE the quilting, too!

  4. Beautiful quilt! I love the cherry quilting and gorgeous colour choices! Congrats on your finish!

  5. Just love it Carol! Congrats on another quilting finish.
    Promise to email you soon. Hugs!

  6. That is a beautiful quilt! What well placed fabrics and great color sense. I love it!


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