I have always loved cherries. And so I've always loved Mary Engelbreit things. Cherries are so happy and what can be better than red and white?!
I have lots of fabric in my stash with cherries. In fact I would say 80% of the quilts I've made (and there have been hundreds) have at least a little piece of cherry fabric in them.
Probably because I love scrap quilts so much I'm able to sneak a little cherry in here and there.So I ordered Cyndi Walker's new book and it came this week. And I haven't been able to put it down. Its really full of fun looking quilts. And they are scrappy - and so "me".
Cyndi has the cutest cherry quilt pattern (far left) in the new book. I love it. But I also have Elizabeth's Flight of Fancy quilt (with cherries in it) and a cute bowl of cherries quilt pattern my friend Laura gave me that I have been wanting to make. So many cherries, not enough time! All 3 patterns are really cute and are tugging at me to make them.
However, this pattern in Cyndi's book threw me completely over the edge. Lemons! Now I've sewn apples and plenty of cherries but I've never put a lemon in a quilt. Although my favorite fragrance is lemon. I like lemon purfume, lemon air freshener, lemon cleaner, lemon lotion, lemonade, anything lemon. So now what do I do? I love cherries but this lemon quilt is really clever and so fresh looking. I only have so much time to devote to a new summer quilt unless I take up not sleeping like Martha Stewart. So the cherries may have to wait and I'm thinking the lemon may win. Who knows, it might start a new trend for me.