Fabric Friday Cherry Celebration

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I love cherries. Don't you? There is something so sweet and pretty about a cherry. Not to mention delicious. Healthy, too.
My sweet friend Nan (yes we share the same name!) sent me a little cherry surprise yesterday. She's so kind to me. Nan is thoughtful and a writer, chef and quilter. How great is that. Well not only do I have the great fabric but gourmet cherry chocolates and maraschino cherries, too. Thank you so much Nan!
Nan said she thought of me when she saw the bundle of cherries fabrics. They are all very cute and playful. It is coincidental because I have a project on the horizon (secretish) that uses cherry fabric. In the mean time, I'm going to have to put some cherries in my little baskets I'm making right now.
I laughed and laughed at the card Nan included in the box. It is so true. These are all things we fear the quilt police will charge us with! You're such a fun, thoughtful friend, Nan.
So to round out my Fabric Friday I thought I'd include these sale fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop above. I'm going to use them in my block-of-the month Alpine Group quilt.
And this Michael Miller fabric I just had to have a half-yard cut from. I love fabrics with interesting stripes and scallops. This one is just great. I might have to make a basket out of it AND also put it in my block-of the month quilt.

-nanette
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Sandi said...

I was thinking of cherries this morning and here they are and they look delicious! What fun you received from Nan!! Love that stripe. I also like stripes and sometimes buy a yard "just because". LOL!

Jen in NY said...

Ha ha! That quilting police card is hilarious! :-)

I love the cherry fabrics, and also the others you showed...the stripe is fabulous, it'll look great as a basket!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

LOL on the card, love it and I have to agree cherries are delicious.

That Girl said...

What a sweet friend! I love cherries, real ones and fabric ones, too.

Jennifer :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh Cherries! YUM! When they're in season and inexpensive, I buy them every time I go to the grocery store. A whole bag doesn't even last the day at our house!

The card is hysterical and the fabrics are beautiful!

MGM

Rae Ann said...

What a sweet friend you have in Nan! It must go with the name.
I adore cherry fabrics too and love the ones that Nan sent you.
The fabrics you purchased are so cute and will be darling in your quilts.

Cynthia said...

How wonderful to have a friend you will just buy you something because she knows you'll like it! The cherries are delicious.

Brandie said...

The cherry fabric is so cute. Lucky girl!

Kimberly said...

Oh how sweet... I love the oh cherry oh line!

And that card - and I'm talking about the cat hair part - so true it's scarey!

Pat said...

Oh...I love the chocolate cherries and your other goodies. The card is a HOOT. One time at a show, I saw little buttons you could pin on people that said "There are NO quilt police". I wish I had bought some for the gals I've taught to quilt. I've looked and not found them again. I wonder where Nan got that cute card????

Jeanette said...

Oh I love the red and white one on the top row, second from the left! I think I neeeeed some of that!

What a great friend Nan is!

SueWis said...

I love cherry fabric too. What a nice assortment!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a fun treat from Nan! I also love cherry fabric and those fabrics will look great in your basket quilt.
what a need to know is how Nan got that picture of me for your card!!?

Micki said...

I just love that cherry fabric and that card was a hoot.
Micki

*karendianne. said...

What a totally cool post! I never thought to think of cherries but gosh, now I don't think I'll every look at them the same way. Actually, I'll be out spying for them now! :)

I'm just up from my nap and I feel the fabric vibe warming up and getting ready. Oh oh oh! Let see... Well of course that card is hilarious. Where did your dear friend Nan ever find such a great card? It's perfect. Makes me giggly. And just below that the fabric on the right with the little flowers are just too sweet and I want to just jump thru the screen for a snip. Hee! Good thing that can't happen, ha? I am totally into the interesting stripes. I love this print and, if you'll allow me a little more space here... When I first started quilting I was told negative things about stripes and how I should stay away from them. Do you know what I did? I didn't listen! I thought they'd make great baskets and block-of-the-months, too. (okay this last sentence I made up) but seriously... I wasn't afraid of stripes. I was just having fun!

Diane said...

Those cherries are so fun... I like the chocolate covered ones the best!

Nedra said...

The quilt police DO EXIST? I have been telling everyone they don't! Oh no, we are all in trouble now.
The cherry fabrics are bright and happy and so Nanette.
See you tomorrow!

Joy said...

Oh Nanette that card is a crack-up!!! Love it ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)
PS ... you know I love your fabrics too ... mmmmm, cherries ;o)!!

Khris said...

OMG I love the cherry fabrics....one of my favs....and of course I love eating cherries...yummmmm......what a crack up that card....I love it.
Hugs Khris

quiltingnana said...

absolutely loved the card!!!
The cherries made me wish for a cherry pie...too bad all the filling I have is apple. Will definitely do something with it

Madame Samm said...

Ok, cherries I can see, and yes knowing your passion for Peeps, I can see cherries would be up there....( know what peeps are now)
Nanette, the fabric is captivating...but can we talk the card...? Now that brought a smile...I want a NAN for a friend..
Enjoy the sweetness of your life..
blessings madame samm

karenfae said...

what a great gift and so yummy too!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

kpaints said...

Oh, my gosh, I should have known, you like maraschino cherries too! Peeps and maraschinos, the absolute worst things in the world!! I stopped at Hancock Fabrics for a minute today and thought of you as there they were.....peeps...do they know you? Or is this a fabric/peeps thing, I don't know about? I should have looked around for you! lol Ok, back to the fabric, yes, I do like the cherries....and love the last fabric with the stripes and scallops. Let's see if you can come up with another of my least favorite candies...Ha! :D

Thimbleanna said...

Look at all those great fabrics? Can't wait to see what you're working on with all of those cherries Nanette!

Muddling Through said...

That cherry fabric is just delicious looking! And just in case, I'd be glad to help you with the eating of the chocolate cherries. :)

Lori Holt said...

Nanette...I just wanted you to know that I think you're
"all that" plus a cherry on top!
See you tomorrow,
lori

Dixie said...

Love, love, love cherries too! My backyard cherry tree just started blooming yesterday, so hopefully there will be bowls and bowls of cherries this year! Check out my blog at www.dixiedoodles@blogspot.com if you want to see the cherry basket block I made for a friend!

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

What a nice surprise your post was! You know, I mailed that dang package to you over a WEEK ago! I swear it went by donkey express! I had totally forgotten about it until I clicked on your blog - made me laugh at just how short my memory is..because it wasn't until a bit into your post that I even realized you were talking about me! Oh to be NORMAL again! xo, The Other Nanette

Janet said...

I adore cherries, both the fruit and the fabric. I love strawberry fabrics just as much. You have a wonderful stripe, the sort of thing I would buy too.

pratima said...

The card is so funny :)
Very cute cherry prints!
And I love your newest additions... sweet!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :D

Cathy said...

Ooh love the cherries, beautiful gifts. Love that MM fabric too! xo

Busy As Can Be said...

What a fun card, darling fabric and lucky to have a friend like Nan.
Tootles,
Debbie

belinda said...

Yes...Yes....cherries are great!!!
They are great on fabric...they float lovely atop hand towels...they are great big and great when they are small. They are lip smacking good with chocolate and when fresh picked or dried......sigh

Carrie P. said...

How very nice of Nan. Great cherry fabrics and all so different.

Carolyn S. said...

Love the cherry fabric -- you have a very nice friend.