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. 


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

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

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