Ta da!!! Strawberry Fields is finished. It’s a fun doll quilt that Lori of Humble Quilts posted as a quilt along.
She drew her inspiration from an antique quilt, which was full sized. She downsized the blocks and changed the setting to the fun zig-zag.
Her fabric choices were close to the original and I chose to make mine similar too, by using reproduction fabrics.
I had a lot of fun with this quilt along, but when it came time to quilt my little darling I found it kind of fiddly to quilt.
That helped a lot. I know a lot of people quilt free handed, but I’m more comfortable using a hoop…and my hoop is big!
I guess it depends on what a person is used to?
I used a toile fabric I had on hand for my backing.
I enjoy seeing what people use on their backs and wish they’d show us more in the books that document old quilts.
The stitching usually shows up better on the back too.
You may be wondering what that other quilt is?
It’s the second quilt I made from the fun quilt along Lori did last…Cheddar and Crackers.
I enjoyed doing one in blue and white with cheddar. Then I wanted to try a second colorway.
I call it: Cheddar and Crackers with Watermelon.
This colorway is kind of unusual to our modern eyes..but it would have been right at home in an antique quilt.