70” x 85”
Hand quilted, Hand appliquéd
Commercial Cotton Fabric
Early summer always reminds me of strawberries. When you see them in the local fields, you know that the quiet warm days of summer are finally here to stay. All that sunshine seems to be stored in their delicious redness. That’s probably why I’ve always been fascinated with this quilt pattern.
With Amy’s Creative Side’s, spring Blogger Quilt Festival upon us, I thought I would pull this quilt out of storage. I made it after receiving the book Patchwork Pantry by Suzette Halferty and Carol C. Porter. It was a gift from my good online friend, Julia. You see, Julia and I “met” when trading books for fabric and we’ve been emailing ever since. I loved the book – I loved the postie notes she put in with her comments – I loved this quilt.
I remember I chose it to make because it looked like it was going to be a quick and easy quilt. LOL – NOT! After 60+ hours of hand appliqué – most of which were the 3-d strawberry blossoms, I think I had to rethink my original assessment. Still, I did quite enjoy making them!
Anywayssss, I dedicated the quilt to my then, 2 year daughter, who at the time, kept me hopping. She was and is everything the quilt is, bright and beautiful, soft and girlie, sweet and interesting. Its still one of my favorites!
You can see more festival quilts here!