Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cherry Tree

Today's block has a reference to President's Day as it is the Cherry Tree block, reminding us that George Washington could not tell a lie.  It is a 7-1/2 inch block and was a joy to sew together.

It is block number 52 of 366.  It was easily completed early in the day which left more time to sew some 2-inch squares together for my son's quilt...

All 400 of them.  Each block has 20 two-inch squares in it, so I do have a ways to go yet before it is finished.

This quilt has been a work in progress for a very long time.  Tonight when I put my son to bed I told him I was going to stay up for a bit and work on his quilt.  He looked at me and said "wouldn't it be cool if I woke up in the morning and it was on my bed all put together?"  Unfortunately as desperately as I wish that were the case, it isn't going to happen tonight as I only made three blocks before I decided it was getting too late.  Give me a few more evenings and it may be a possibility.  I'm pretty sure once he gets this one, no one is ever going to have a chance at it. :)  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous block! Your son sounds like he is very excited about his quilt LOL. The quilt fairy might have to come and help.

Theresa said...

Love the cherry tree, what a pretty block. Isn't it lovely when the children are excited about having their own quilts? Your son's quilt is going to be wonderful when it's finished - lots of sewing in those blocks, good luck with making plenty of progress so he can sleep under it soon.