June is strawberry month here in New Jersey. I have wonderful memories of sitting in a sunny field with my girlfriend spending hours just talking and picking this luscious fruit. The sweet smell of just picked strawberries is amazing. I look forward to strawberry season every year.. So I was really looking forward to working on this block in the Bountiful Life quilt. Which is why I chose to make it next.
I have been working on this block the past week and a half. Taking my time.
I started by selecting some of my favorite small scale red prints. Red is one of my favorite colors.
Aren't they luscious.. Like real strawberries?
Then I started with the leaves, which have an interesting shape.
Next, I started to add the fruit. Can you tell I really like strawberries? Note the strawberry wool pin cushion on my work table. It is one of my favorites!
I hope to have this block done this week.. after I make all those strawberry caps!
Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your wonderful strawberry block...just love it! I wonder if I will ever be able to applique something as complex as this...I'm back to my peels! LOLReplyDelete
Kathy, Thank you for your comments and the opportunity to link up. I love your peels! They look wonderful - so much applique I would love to do and not enough time!!! Enjoy the stitching after your very difficult week.Delete
I love your block. Your strawberries look delicious! Now I'm going to have to go looking for the other blocks.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! And I am glad you found the other blocks!Delete
Your block is just wonderful! Especially love the polk a dots in the various sizes for the background. I see you love applique as much as I do!ReplyDelete
Thanks - I thought the dots would be perfect with the strawberries! I love hand applique!Delete
I'm thinking that those fields we sat in are now filled with homes & businesses. Great memories! Remember the 1/2 & 1/2 in the bottle!ReplyDelete
Kath - it was great fun and I think of those fields often! It was glorious!Delete
i love strawberries too. you are right, there is nothing like the smell of fresh picked strawberries . . . unless it's that fresh picked sweet taste.ReplyDelete
your block is going to be beautiful. i really like the pieced background and you've used a fabulous assortment of reds for the berries. perfection.
happy slow stitch sunday.
Libby - thanks for visiting! LOVE strawberries! I am really enjoying this block - you can almost smell the berries! LOLDelete