Monday 1 June 2015

Strawberries and Sugar - the start of another new quilt

Phew - I'm back from my slightly unscheduled blogging break!  It was nice to take it easy for a couple of weeks but I'm planning to be back for a while now.

Can I tell you a (not very secret) secret?  I don't even like strawberries.  But I do think they make for pretty cute prints on fabric!  A couple of weeks ago, I went to Fabric-A-Brac (an awesome event where people pay to have stalls to sell off their excess fabric stash and all the proceeds go to charity) and scooped a bunch of lovely sweet and soft fabrics, including some Cath Kidston prints.  Then I stopped by Nancy's Stitch Studio for their reopening in their new shop a few doors down the road, and adding some more deliciousness to my bundle.


A couple of weekends ago I pulled in a few more fabrics from my stash and had a lovely quiet Sunday morning making a big old fabric mess.


I need to make another simple square in square quilt as a class sample for my Modern Baby quilt class, so I thought I'd use these fabrics to make something totally different to the other versions I've made.  First I made four blocks.


And then I made nine.


The blocks come together pretty quickly and over the last couple of weeks I made enough for a quilt top.

Strawberries and sugar

I have now basted the quilt using my trusty pin basting method, so I can use it as a sample for this week's class.

Strawberries and sugar 

Hopefully next weekend I'll get time to quilt it so I can use it to demonstrate binding in the last class of the series.

Strawberries and sugar

Fingers crossed!

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June said...

Such a fabulously eclectic mix of fabrics - great fun!

Leanne said...

That is a very sweet quilt! That pattern is one of the first I ever made too.

Linda said...

A couple of years ago I was given a small remnant of the Cath Kidson strawberry fabric and I used it in several projects. It's such a pretty fabric, the strawberries look so real. I also love eating strawberries!

Camilla said...

What a sweet vintage effect!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A very pretty quilt.. I love the mixture of fabrics and light colours!

Genise Park said...

Beautiful selection of fabrics and pattern. Can't wait to see it finished!!1

Leonie said...

Lovely quilt and the fabric is gorgeous.

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Rachelle said...

Loving This sweet quilt and your class has been a blast! looking forward for tomorrow but not so excited that it is the last class.