Summer has turned to fall overnight, but I'm not quite ready for the change of seasons. There are too many quintessential summertime pleasures I missed out on. What’s summer, after all, if you haven’t felt the sun on your face, quenched a thirst with ice-cold lemonade, or eaten your fill of watermelon, sweet corn, or home-grown tomatoes?
I tried to capture the essence of summer in this little quilt. Here's my recipe:
- Cut ripe berry reds and tart lemon yellows into bitesize squares.
- Add fresh from the garden calicoes and crisp gingham checks.
- Sweeten with a pinch of polka dots.
- Embroider to taste.
- Toss and sew.
- Let the juices flow!
- Quilt with sparkling rays of sun.
- Serve on a cloth of picnic plaid, spread out in a field full of daisies.
My friend Ruth finished the quilt with tiny stitches in yellow Perle cotton. I love the way they catch the light!
She crosshatched through the 2" squares...
and quilted cables in the daisy print border.
Look, there's more strawberry goodness on the back!
I'm so pleased with the way this turned out! It's sweet, nostalgic, and should satisfy my cravings for summer, all year 'round.
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