Monday, April 9, 2012

My hero

When I first saw Strawberry Fields, my interest in it was more for my sister-in-law than myself. She decorates with strawberries in her kitchen, and I knew I wanted placemats or a table runner for her.


I made her one this weekend with the largest of my scraps from my quilt. These were my largest pieces, and I could still only cut them 3 1/4", so you can imagine the size of the other ones I saved.

And as you can see, even with a piece this small, I still wasn't able to keep my colors separated. I just have a mental block - I can't seem to do scrappy!

I used Kona celery for the backing and size 20 crochet thread for the quilting.


Even though my hand quilting is so very far from perfect, or straight, or even good, I still love looking at it


And yes, Kim is my hero. I've been beyond blessed in the in-law department.

Thank you to everyone who commented on Strawberry Patch, the quilt top. Many very encouraging words!

7 comments:

  1. Your hand quilting is amazing!

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  2. There's nothing like stitches made by hand! Lovely!

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  3. Looks good. She should love it.

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  4. Beautiful job on the quilting! I think that "random" and "scrappy" are extremely hard to do, but your runner came out great. I'm sure she will love it!

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  5. this is so perfect...i love that fabric. A runner is such a great way to show off fabrics

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  6. Scrappy and hand quilted are a perfect couple. Lovely work.

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