Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Strawberry Social

I persevered yesterday thanks to a marathon of Law and Order: Criminal Intent.  I managed to get all my borders sewn on and it's nice and flat and square.

strawberries

Of course I face the same problems.. where to get a photo. I would love a nice flat one.  In fact, that's what I wished for the most while making this quilt, a nice flat photo of the whole quilt.  Margot alternates the direction of her leaves in her quilt, but not on the diagram, and I would have liked to see how she did it.
strawberries

I managed to get something I'm happy enough with.  Just the right amount of to and fro with them, I wanted it to have the same kind of whimsy Margot's quilt had. 

strawberries
 
I love how it turned out, I like the pinks I chose, but I also wonder how all red would look. Would that be too much? Just too ripe and juicy? Well either way,  love it. Sorry again the pictures aren't better. I climbed up on the ladder a couple of times and but it's pretty warm here and the a/c wasn't on yet and I just felt to hot and sweaty to go back and try for more.
 
I still have some strawberry ideas to play with. Are you making this quilt? I've been pretty lousy about checking blogs lately so let me know. I'm dying to see them! xo

26 Comments:

Blogger kervei said...

At first I couldn't really imagine a quilt with all strawberries and was not sure if I would like it, but I love the end result! It is sweet and fresh and it radiates summer- lovely!

Ilse

5:49 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I love how this turned out.

5:58 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Adorable, as you said, just the right touch of whimsy!

6:26 AM  
Blogger circle r motel said...

I'm going to make the quilt for my mom. I'm still waiting for the pattern to arrive. I ordered it a week ago yesterday. My mom has tons of red fabric since she's obsessed with strawberries and pink fabric too. I like your colors and especially the background so I'm going to look for a small print background. I like the green border too.

6:45 AM  
Blogger CathyK said...

I am patiently (cough, cough) waiting for my pattern to arrive so I can make this for my sister. I think I am going to make it in mainly reds because that is her favorite color. I may throw in a pink or two, who knows! Yours is just lovely!

6:56 AM  
Blogger Melissa P said...

Yay! Another quilt top done. The green border is perfect. Whole quilt pictures are not worth the photographer falling off ladders to get them. Glad you didn't suffer any mishaps in the process.

7:05 AM  
Blogger donna said...

Your quilt turned out sooo cute.
Hugs
donna

7:19 AM  
Blogger Geoff's Mom said...

Cute quilt! I follow your blog religiously.. love to have my morning coffee with you! Have a great day!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Colleen M said...

Absolutely, adorable.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

This is so cute I can hardly stand it!!!!!!!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

It's sew beautiful!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

Super cute, Pam. I need to collect fabric to make one, too. Had to order the pattern as soon as she released it - hard to resist.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Still squeeeeling over your gorgeous quilt! Can't wait to get started on mine! I think I'm going to do all red but we'll see. Thanks for sharing! Can I ask what that background fabric is?

Thanks and cheery wave from
Bev

10:32 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I don't have the pattern yet, but I'm definitely going to make this one. I plan on all red strawberries - I'm not a fan of pink.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Terry Conner said...

Got the pattern. Now I am looking for fabric. I have some strawberry shortcake fabric scraps somewhere around here. I sewed a few dresses for my girls a long time ago. I will use some new fabrics also. Yours turned out great.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Sharrieboberry said...

Uh. Door. Uh. Bull. Love it! I like the mix of the pink and red. Though I'm sure it would be darling in all red.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!!! Love it!!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Jeanna said...

Perfection! I love this quilt. I am not making it right now but it could be in my future.

All red would be cute but I like the variation the pink adds.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous DianeP said...

Very pretty and summery! Perfect time for a break with some strawberry ice cream - you deserve it my dear!

4:47 AM  
Blogger Helen Philipps said...

I love strawberries and this quilt is absolutely adorable!
Helen x

5:08 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

It is beautiful.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Debbie Taylor said...

I'm almost finished with mine from Fig Tree scraps! I didn't have to purchase one thing for this quilt --sad huh? I'm going to start another one! I call it "strawberry crack"!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have all of my reds and greens...waiting on my red dot background to arrive. I can't wait to get started! Lisa in Texas

3:41 PM  
Blogger Bari Jo said...

I really want this pattern now! And I think the pinks thrown in with the reds are PERFECTION! Such a sweet quilt!!!!!! *swoony sigh*.....

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy and inspired to see your Strawberry Quilt!! I have started on one of my very own!!
Thanks Pam!

Mary
Quilter's Eden

1:04 PM  
Blogger trish said...

I am in absolute love with this quilt!!
Beautifully done!! :0) Trish

5:03 PM  

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