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 skin, quenched a thirst with lemonade, or eaten your fill of watermelon, sweet corn, or home-grown tomatoes?
Like homemade pickles or jars of jam, my “Strawberry Patch” doll quilt preserves a bit of summertime to savor whenever I please.
You may remember the project from HERE. I'd set it aside years ago when I quit doing handwork. Even so, it nagged at me like a craving for something sweet, until I finally asked someone to finish it.
My friend, Ruth, is a consummate needlewoman who excels at everything she touches--sewing, knitting, quilting, embroidery.
Just look at her beautiful stitches and how the yellow perle cotton catches the light!
She crosshatched through the 2" squares...
Thank you, Ruth, for your willingness to see this project to fruition. You did a marvelous job and I couldn't be happier with the result!
15” x 17”