This summer I have been dabbling at a kitchen fresher-upper. Well, I have finally gotten around to finishing up my quilted wall hanging. Life has just been...busy. Anyhow, I am loving the sunny yellow that I painted the walls. However, one big blank yellow wall was almost too bright! The quilt filled the gap, and softened the room perfectly.
I designed this quilt using a Strawberry Fields Jelly Roll to make old fashioned shoo-fly blocks. I am loving the softness of it all!
Shoo-flies in the kitchen, subtle, quilt-y humor. I used my decorative stitches, and soft pink contrasting thread for the quilting.
When it came time for the border, I was in a quandary. The Strawberry Field yardage that I had purchased for the border just didn't look in real life the way I had pictured it in my head. If stash diving were and Olympic sport, I just won gold. I found this yardage squirreled away. It is Simplicity by 3 Sisters for Moda. I love having these words before me in the busiest area of my home.
Originally I had saved some of the more red jelly roll strips for the binding. Instead I ended up buying a little more of the aqua with strawberries to make the binding. The red against the yellow wall was a little too.....Ronald McDonald! Not at all the calm, peaceful look I wanted! I love the creative process and its journey!
Measures: 29 1/2" x 29 1/2"
Fabrics: Strawberry Fields and Simplicity from Moda
Quilted: by KT (me) using decorative stitches on my home machine
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