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Fruits and Veggies and Bread

I haven’t finished a new project in a few weeks, as I have been working on a time-consuming scrap quilt. That project is now in the quilting stage, so I hope to be able to share the completed quilt soon. I’m doing all-over meandering quilting, which causes my wrists to become sore and tired, so it will take me several days to complete.

In the meantime, I decided to share one of my absolute favorite quilts. Neville seems to like it, too.

Several years ago, I went crazy at a quilt hop buying up all sorts of fabric with fruit and veggies. I loved all the bright colors (especially the vibrantly purple eggplants and the gorgeously orange oranges). Using a template purchased at the same hop, I put this together quickly. (I purchased the template in three sizes, so I should probably use the other two sometime!) I thought the bread fabric was perfect for the backing.

I did close together all-over meandering quilting, which I deeply regretted after the first hour of quilting resulted in only a tiny fraction of the quilt being quilted. Though I love the final result, I will probably never quilt so tightly again.

I have bits and pieces of this fabric left over and have made a table runner from some of the scraps which I will share when it goes back on the table later this summer. I’d like to use some of the remaining scraps for placemats, but haven’t done so yet as we aren’t really placemat people.

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