Sunday, January 5, 2014

Strawberries in Season? At my house they are!

Strawberry block finally done!
While the rest of the Northeast was getting belted with snow and single digit temperatures the past few days, I have been working on my Strawberry block from the Bountiful Life quilt.  You probably thought this was done long ago, and understandably so since the last time you saw it was September!  I am so happy to have this block finally completed.  It was a lot harder than I thought it would be.  Those 14 little strawberry caps were challenging!
I even added a couple of strawberry blossoms.
Yesterday as we drove by several farms in the area, their strawberry fields were blanketed under 8" of  fresh snow that fell on Friday.  I am glad my berries survived the winter weather!  Most yards looked just this.
Now, onto the next block...


Stay warm under a handmade quilt... or in a basket of warm towels.
Happy Stitching!  

Deb

23 comments:

  1. Your block is wonderful. Those strawberry caps do look challenging but you did a great job with them.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen.. there are more stawberries to come in other blocks - so I am well practiced!

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  2. Well done. I love eating strawberries and they start to come into season in January here in Florida.

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    1. I suppose we will be enjoying your Florida strawberries here in NJ soon! I could use some of your warmer weather right now though! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. What a gorgeous block! And your kitty looks cozy and warm :)

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  4. A very lovely block. Your applique is just wonderful!

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  5. So beautiful! And such a complex block to applique.
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Thanks for hosting. I have added your Slow Stitching Sunday link to my blog

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  6. I LOVE IT!!! What a wonderful square. Your appliqué is awesome. Lots of little turning there for your fingers to tackle. You have created a real beauty. Can’t wait to see what you are doing with your next block.

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    1. Thanks! Next block is not nearly as challenging!

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  7. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed!

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  8. Your post made me yearn for spring and my own strawberry patch full of strawberries! Such a cute block. The fabrics you chose for the strawberries are just perfect. I'm so envious of all the gorgeous applique projects everyone is working on. I just started an easy applique project late last year so maybe this year I can work up to something a little more difficult.

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    1. My advise is to just keep practicing!

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  9. I have worked on some challenging blocks last summer, unless you have done one, you have clue. Your block is stunning!

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  10. Love the strawberry block!! And your kitty has the right idea for today :)

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  11. I love your strawberries. Your appliqué work is beautiful.

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  12. Debra, your strawberries piece is darling!! Your handiwork is really lovely -- great job!! (And love your cat in the warm towels!!) :)

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  13. Those strawberries are fabulous! Makes me want to reach out and pick one!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for joining my blog!

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  14. Love those fabrics you chose for the strawberries. You do beautiful applique.

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for visiting and joining my blog

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  15. Yes, we are covered in snow up here, too. It is such a pleasure to see your delightful strawberry block! Those little white blooms are a wonderful addition. Your work is amazing, Debra. Thanks for sharing at the Let's Bee Social party!

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  16. love this block and the fabrics you picked out for the strawberries.

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