Strawberry Quilt

Thank you for stopping by today.  For those of you who have been following along, I have temporarily (or at least that is the plan) set aside my New Year’s Eve Mystery Quilt to complete one of my UFO’s.  My Strawberry Quilt is 100% complete.

I designed this quilt sometime ago. Inspiration came from a piece of wide fabric I picked up at a destash event.  When I came across it, I fell in love with it. At the time, I had no idea what I would do with it, but could not leave it behind. It has sat in my stash for a little while. I set out to make a quilt for my youngest niece, and browsing my stash remembered this piece of fabric, and built the quilt around it.

My first thought was to include it in the front, but I just could not find a pattern that I was happy with. So, I used the theme and colors as inspiration for the front.  In addition to the back, I also used it as the cornerstones. As the fabric was not was not quite long enough to cover the back, I added a little border to the top and bottom to complete the back.

For the quilting I used a combination of designs.  I began by filling the background with a large meandering free motion design.  Then switched to my walking foot to outline the strawberries and create a diagonal grid on the strawberry body.   I finished off the quilt with red binding. 

I am happy to report that it has been gifted and now back to the New Year’s Eve Mystery Quilt.  I am at the dreaded stage of pressing my HST seams open.  It is so hard for me to find the motivation to spend time at the ironing board. Since they are not going to press themselves, I guess I better get back to it. 

Happy Quilting.  


Recipe Cards

Where do you go for your favorite recipes?

Once we would go to our trusty recipe box, now we spend hours hunting for them on the internet and pinterest, hoping that when we want them we can find them again. Many of us, including myself still have a recipe box that we use. I spent some time this past weekend trying to update mine with those recipes that my family likes. I am fortunate that my husband and kids like to cook and often do, but they only use the recipe box and without recipes it makes it harder for them/me.

Well this got me thinking… would you like the recipes I shared already typed up onto recipe cards so all you have to do is print them? I spent some time typing them all up for you. All you have to do is print them onto card stock and cut them out. Each page has two recipes the top one is 4×6 and the bottom one is 3×5 so they will fit most boxes that are out there. I hope this helps you. So take a few minutes and go back and look over the recipes that I have posted and print your favorite recipes and add them to your recipe box.