Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Quilt Square for my friend Deb

It's time for another Friendship Quilt update.
:o)
I'm participating in Fiona's Friendship Quilt Project, and each month we create a quilt square to send to that month's designated recipient. May belongs to Deb{s14}.




I knew I wanted to create a strawberry quilt square at some point during this exchange, and when I saw that my friend Deb had requested the colors pink and green I knew she'd be the one to receive it.



My mom loved strawberries {her kitchen was decorated with them}, and Deb was a sweet member of Team Teal, so it felt even more right that she would receive this square. And! The best part? All of these fabrics came out of my mom's scraps!




I created strawberry and leaf shapes and traced around them on the back of fabric after I'd ironed on some fusible webbing. Here's a little tip if you use this fusible stuff - it's tough to peel from the edges without fraying your fabric a little, so I take a straight pin and scratch the surface in the center. That makes a nice little cut that you can work your fingers into and peel off from the center of the shape.




And speaking of fraying, I also use this handy stuff called Fray Check on the edges of my squares that I will be handling more than normal. I knew I wanted to do a little hand stitching on this piece, and I didn't want the edges to look frayed and tattered, so I added a little Fray Check to the sides to keep them neat and tidy. This stuff is also great for the ends of ribbons that tend to unravel.

I loved making this quilt square for Deb, and I know my mom would be so very pleased that I was able to use her fabrics to make it.

{You can see other quilt squares I've made for this exchange by clicking here.}

16 comments:

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's just perfect Deb.

Karen said...

Beautiful, and I love the card you've created to go with it.

Sian said...

She'll love it :)

Susi said...

Awesome. Love it!

debs14 said...

I was so excited to receive this! So many sentiments sewn into one quilt square. I am happy to report that it is as beautiful in real life as it looks in this post!

scrappyjacky said...

So beautiful,Deb...of course she would love it.

Audrey said...

OMG, that one may be my favorite yet. ADORABLE!!!

tainted with a positive view said...

I wanted to say thanks for your comment on my blog. I read yours and you know, you are right. We do the best we can at specific points in our lives. At one point I had to look at issues surroundimg my mother when I was born, growing up, to help me understand some things. She, liks us, had her own set of life's issues. There is still the mother/daughter connetion which will never go away.

tainted with a positive view said...

I just read my comment - Ouch! I obviously am having a hard time typing today. :)

Denise said...

I am loving seeing these gorgeous squares that are travelling the world . This is beautiful Deb x

S said...

Very pretty - such a happy square.

Ruth said...

I love the story behind this square and I know Debs will too.

Helen Philipps said...

A gorgeous quilt block! I love strawberry designs and this looks so pretty!
Helen xox

alexa said...

Not just pretty but redolent with meaning too :). You are such a gift to others yourself ...

Gail said...

I love when a quilt square has extra meaning behind it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a very sweet square! What size are they?
Rinda

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