Monday, September 2, 2019

Quintessential Summer


Summer is turning to fall overnight, but I'm far from ready for the change of seasons. There are too many quintessential summer pleasures I missed out on. That's all right; I managed to preserve a few in this little quilt. 

Like a good summer berry pudding, the quilt has been macerating in its own juices since way back when. You may remember it from here

The recipe is simple: 
-Cut strawberry reds and lemon yellows into 2 1/2" squares. 
-Add equal parts garden fresh gingham and calico. 
-Sprinkle with a pinch of polka dots. 
-Embroider to taste. 
-Toss and sew!


My friend, Ruth, finished the project for me. She employed the "BigStitch" quilting technique, using #8 perle cotton in a buttery yellow color. I love how her stitches catch the light!


She quilted a cable design in the daisy print border.


What else would there be on the back but more strawberries!



All in all, it's a yummy little quilt that will always feel like summer to me. 

Strawberry Patch
15"x 17"

*Google "Big stitch Jo Glover" for instructional videos. 

4 comments:

  1. I love that recipe and feel lucky to have one of the four quilts.
    xo

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  2. Terrific recipe for capturing the essence of summertime. I really need to make more little quilts instead of always making lap size versions.

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  3. That quilt is so sweet! And perfectly captures the essence of summer...which seems to be slowly slipping from our grasp.

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