Friday, February 5, 2016
Sweet Strawberry Fields Throw Quilt
If you've been following me on Instagram you know that I finished this one a week ago. I really, really, really love it. It's one of those that you see it in your mind and then it turns out just how you envisioned it. The fabrics and the pattern really work well together.
The pattern is Radiant by April Rosenthal. I didn't really follow the pattern but used it as the design basis. I wanted my quilt to finish larger and I didn't use charm packs to construct it. I had bought a fat quarter bundle and some yardage of Fig Tree & Company's Strawberry Fields Revisited so I wanted to make use of it for this quilt.
It's a basic HST (half-square triangle) pattern. And it just shows off the fabrics so nicely. My version finished at approximately 62 x 62 - just right for a nice throw. It took me a little bit of time to put together but only because I'm so fussy about not repeating fabrics and making sure that the same prints don't touch each other or are too close to each other. I want it to look totally random even if I'm being all anal about it and it's really not random at all.
Each block has 16 HSTs so I used 16 different fabrics from the collection.
I am so smitten (does anyone really say that or just in movies) with this fabric that I may have to buy another bundle. I would really like to do the Strawberry Social pattern by The Pattern Basket in these fabrics. And use the sweet strawberry print for the back. I think it would turn out so awesome. Maybe someone will get me a gc to the fabric store for Valentine's Day - hint, hint.
For the back I used the red floral with the off-white background. I also used an off-white Kona for the background on the front. I quilted it in straight lines criss-crossing each HST block. And of course, I machine stitched on the binding.
It's just so pretty I almost can't bear to give it up - but I can't keep them all. So this wonderful quilt is listed in my etsy shop if you're interested.
In the meantime I've finished 2 more baby quilts that I'll share soon. One is from Tasha Noel's Country Girls collection and the other is from more of the Strawberry Fields Revisited.
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