Cherry Blossom Inspiration

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

I spent the last week in Washington, DC with my family, enjoying our Spring Break. And what a Spring Break it was – so much in bloom and blue sunny skies. We landed on March 26th, right at the cherry blossom peak.

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

It was absolutely beautiful weather…and a Saturday…and we enjoyed walking the Tidal Basin with what felt like millions of our closest friends. 🙂

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

When I downloaded my photos off my camera yesterday, I decided I just had to make a cherry blossom fabric pull. The whites, delicate pinks, touch of green and orange, mixed with the blue skies. This would be perfect for a spring quilt.

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

My kids were at a great age to explode Washington, DC. They earned 3 more Junior Ranger badges (National Mall and Memorial Parks, Ford’s Theater, and a special Cherry Blossom badge). They absolutely loved learning about our nation’s past and government, and seeing buildings and monuments that they had only read about in books.

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

It was a *lot* of walking but I am really proud of how well everyone did! I really think everyone should take at least one trip to Washington, DC. (Maybe not during Spring Break, unless you love crowds!) The flowers are hard to resist though.

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

I’m happy to be back home and in our routine again. The house is quiet, the kids are in school.

Cherry Blossom Inspiration

If you emailed me or placed and order, thank you for your patience while I was away. I’m working on getting all caught up and back stitching at the machine.



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    April 4, 2016

    gorgeous!!! Wish I could have travelled with! the fabric pulls are amazing

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    April 4, 2016

    We saw them on the 25th! So beautiful. I love the inspired pull you did.

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    Marcia R

    April 4, 2016

    glad you had such a good trip. That fabric pull is luscious! You have many of my favorites in there.

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    April 4, 2016

    BEAUTIFUL! Love the fabrics and I love the Cherry Blossoms!

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    April 4, 2016

    ahhhh, those cherry blossoms! thanks for posting those pics.The fabrics you are showing are just delightful, and so springy. Considering we had SNOW this morning in New York and now a rainy, nasty day, your pics were just the thing to remind a New Yorker that spring WILL arrive soon.

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    April 4, 2016

    Beautiful eye candy! I love the pull you made and I’m so glad you all had a nice trip.

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    Barbara Macey

    April 4, 2016


    Thank you for sharing The Cherry Blossom photo’s; we’ve never made it as a family but have been to Holland for The Tulip Festival. All are flowering elegance.

    You should put together a group of fabrics for those of us who were unable to make the DC trip & The Cherry Blossoms. Love your selection.

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    April 4, 2016

    The cherry blossoms are on my list of things to see. I have seen much of DC and it IS a lot of walking. My hubby, who lived there for a time, did not warn me of this as we blythely set off for each day’s adventures and me with my newly discovered plantar fasciitis. It was worth it, but I’d recommend without the PF, if you have an option.

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    Cindy M.

    April 4, 2016

    Cherry blossoms are so wonderful to void”. Your photos are stunning as well as gorgeous fabrics! My fav colors

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    Jane Franks

    April 4, 2016

    I lived in Washington, D.C. for 7 years and went to college there. Walked ALL over the city during college days! Cherry Blossom time was always my favorite time of year. It is a true fairy tale land to walk among the trees around the Tidal Basin when the trees are in full bloom. Had the privilege of doing that may times!! You were fortunate to hit it dead on! They don’t last very long, and it’s hard to predict when they will blossom due to weather variance from year to year. Your fabric pull is an amazing color way of all that you see there. Some soft grey/whites and pristine whites for the buildings would be a nice addition, too, perhaps as background. Thanks for the colorful reminder. I can almost smell the blossoms in your photos!! You are right! Everyone needs to experience that once in their lifetime, at least!

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    Tomomi McElwee

    April 4, 2016

    Cherries are beautiful. Wish we can have something like that in Ireland. I miss Japan!

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    Diane Beavers

    April 4, 2016

    Faith, I love the cherry blossoms too, always a short season but looks like you arrived at the right time. Living in Virginia to the south of DC so it’s a bit of a drive, but always beautiful up north there. I’ve noticed that So many fabric designers often have small cherry blossoms in their prints, quite unique. Thanks for sharing your fabric pull. Glad you were able to enjoy all the “walking” and exploring the museums..I love all the Smithsonian’s and the Law Enforcement Officer Memorial.

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    April 4, 2016

    So many stunning pictures! I don’t know whether the fabric or the blossoms are lovelier!

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    Stephani in N. TX

    April 7, 2016

    Thanks for the photo feast. Love cherry blossom time in DC and have happy memories living in MD there before DC was as crowded as it is today. Appreciate the treat.

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    April 12, 2016

    Your fabric pull looks like it will capture the spring blossoms well!

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    Livia Boggs

    April 19, 2016



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