Sunday, September 8, 2013
Strawberries, Out of Season? I Think Not!
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!