Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Strawberry Patch

I have made another baby girl quilt using 4" Crumb blocks interspersed with a variety of pink fabrics.
I made a similar quilt earlier this year and I have used the same design again, this time featuring a lovely strawberry fabric I bought in Spotlight. Originally I used the fabric as the backing for another baby quilt but as I had a sizeable chunk left I decided to showcase it in this new quilt project.
A few 4" patches of Strawberry Fabric and used to make the outer border too.  Still got some left which should be enough for another border in a similar quilt which I am sure to make sometime soon!



Some of my favourite Owls fabric in this photo - only scraps of this fabric left now!

 
Another of my favourite fabric in several blocks in this picture.  Can you see the pink fabric with little French buildings on? I bought this for a quilt I was commissioned to make a couple of years ago.  Again, only scraps left now!
 
 
 
I was awake early this morning so I was able to assemble the quilt and it is now ready to quilt. 
The owls fabric I had in my stash (not the Riley Blake owls in the 4" squares) was bought at last year's Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.  It wasn't very wide, nearer 40" so I had to add a pieced strip vertically. I think I will hand quilt this as I did the last one.
 
 
This was a fairly quick project as the Crumb blocks were all in my tin and it was just a matter of choosing the ones I thought were most suitable. My pink scraps were all stashed in the same drawer, so it was quick to cut the required 4" patches from them.
 
 
Here's the whole quilt.  I love it!
As The Beatles said: "Strawberry Fields for ever!"
 

14 comments:

  1. What a fun quilt with lots of fun fabrics!! You've got me singing Strawberry Fields Forever.

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    1. Thanks, Rachael. Happy singing!

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  2. That's a very cute quilt. Puts those crumbs to good use... Another one down

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Love using all those tiny scraps to make Crumb blocks.

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  3. Really happy colors in this quilt! Cute!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I think my quilts get brighter and brighter! Good to stimulate babies I think.

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  4. Your crumb blocks are a great use of scraps. It is always a delight to use up the small pieces and come out with an adorable quilt

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  5. Thanks, Gene. Always good to "make something from nothing".

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  6. A very sweet quilt...I too am thinking about that song now, an oldie but a goodie!

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  7. Love the idea of a tin full of crumbs! And don't they make fabulous quilts - a real I-spy treat for some little person. Thank you for joining up with #scraptastictuesday!

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  8. What a fun, bright little quilt! The brighter the better, as far as I'm concerned :) I like your idea of making and keeping crumb blocks.

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  9. Thank you for all the lovely comments!

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