Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fruit basket

Yesterday my sewing room looked like a fruit basket!  I started off making strawberry blocks using scraps of red and green cut into 2.5" squares and HST's to equal 2.5" squares with my Accuquilt.  Two berry blocks emerged.  They were to be a table runner, but once I got it this far I didn't have a clue what I wanted to happen next for borders.


I auditioned a ton of fabrics from my stash and nothing tripped my trigger.  So off I went to eat lunch and ponder it.  Still nothing, so I went on to making more pineapple blocks since the first pineapple runner sold. Hence my room looked like a fruit basket!
While doing that I thought I would text my friend Wendy and get her thoughts.  She got right back to me with her input.  Wendy thought perhaps a 4 patch border in blue/white, yellow/white, or green/white.  The Green and white in a checkerboard fashion caught my attention. I did a test sample with 1.5" cut strips paired together and then cut them into 1.5" strips to form this.  I decided on a small red border to separate the berry from the checkerboard.


Hmm, one strip or two???  Off went another text to Wendy(good thing she wasn't too busy). In the meantime I asked DH and neither of us could decide as we felt both looked good.  Wendy came back with the same conclusion a few minutes later. 


But in the end thought she like two best, so I let her be the deciding factor and I went with two!  Thanks Wendy for all your help:)  I love how it came together.  The strawberry block tutorial came from Skyberries Handmade.


So yesterday's sewing lessened me of a few more red and yellow scraps!

Joining Oh Scrap today.

20 comments:

  1. I love the double border! This is a super cute table runner.

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  2. Delicious!!!! I have been wanting to make a strawberry and pineapple like those for a long time. I have several tutorials that are each a bit different. The strawberry runner is gorgeous! Good enough to eat, lol!

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  3. It may have taken some extra brain power and the help of a friend, but it came together and looks amazing!

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  4. Lovely table runner. One could even say delicious!

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  5. Pretty table runner, love the strawberries!

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  6. That is so cute, Vicki! I love your green and white checkerboard border - it's perfect for the strawberries. I may need to make some strawberries myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Your tablerunner will be so cute, and the border will be lovely!

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  8. Oh, my goodness! You are on a roll! I’m loving that tablerunner!

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  9. Great table runner! Your borders are perfect for those fat, juicy strawberries.

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  10. It turned out great! The double border was a great choice. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  11. Good Morning Vicki! Aren't quilty friends just the best?!! I love that Wendy could give you some input right away, and I have to second and support her decision. I think just one row of the cute checkerboard border would have been too skinny and unbalanced. This looks perfectly fruity. Strawberry season isn't that far away, is it? Although after the snow we received yesterday (7") it seems VERY far away. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. Modern technology is the best, when you can chat with a friend as you are driving through miles of sameness! It sure was fun to be able to do "a little quilting" in the car - haha! I love the runner, it looks great! Today I'm going to sew, now that I'm home.

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  13. The runner looks grand! I think I would have gone with one, but seeing the two, it really does look good. Maybe one of those decisions which has no wrong solution! The pineapples are great looking, too. Great to involve both husband and friend in the construction. Thanks for the link.

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  14. This is so cute! I agree with Wendy, two rows makes it look like a checkerboard and it is fabulous!

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  15. So fun and juicy! The checkerboard border (checkerborder?) is perfect. I predict this will zoom right out of your shop :)

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  16. Very cute runner! I have some of these strawberry blocks somewhere, from years ago. I should find them and make up something - you've inspired me!

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