Summer has turned to fall overnight, but I'm not quite ready for the change of seasons. There are too many quintessential summer pleasures I missed out on! What’s summertime, 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, and home-grown tomatoes?
I tried to preserve a bit of summer in this little quilt. Here's my recipe:
- Cut strawberry reds and lemon yellows into bitesize squares.
- Add equal parts garden-fresh gingham and calico.
- Add a pinch of polka dots.
- Embroider to taste.
- Toss and sew.
- Macerate (Mine steeped in its juices for a good 10 years).
- Border with picnic plaid and a field of daisies.
- Quilt in sunny stitches.
My friend, Ruth, finished the project with "BigStitch" quilting. She crosshatched through the squares and did a cable design in the daisy print border. I love how her sunny yellow stitches catch the light!
There's more strawberry goodness on the back!
I'm so pleased with the way this turned out. Now, I can enjoy the essence of summer whenever I want!
*Read the original post here.
*Google "Big stitch Jo Glover" for details and "how-to" videos.