Eat your peas and carrots

…and peaches, and bananas, and blueberries…and…. I’m calling this one my Hungry Quilt, for now anyway. It was made from my stack of Kyle’s Marketplace (RJR Fabrics) fat quarters that my Mom bought me as a gift a few years ago.

I finished this top in November at my guild retreat, but I never showed it to you! It’s made from Sarah Fielke’s Strawberry Fields pattern in the first Material Obsession book. When I saw this pattern, I knew it was perfect for showcasing these great, realistic, fruit and veggie prints that I couldn’t bear to cut up into small pieces.

I’m backing it with with a large piece of cherry themed fabric and some red and green fruit and veggie prints from the front, since I failed to buy a big enough piece of backing fabric. Again.

I love this quilt. It has to be one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see it quilted! The border is fun, I used part of the stripe from the Very Hungry Caterpillar line to fussy cut a fun border. I almost didn’t have enough of this, either, which is why the polka dot cornerstones got added!

This also makes me think of Spring and Summer, and let me tell you, I have never been so anxious to see Spring as I am this year!


16 thoughts on “Eat your peas and carrots

  1. this is such a cute quilt! I love how you used the veggie/fruit fabrics in the center of the beautiful stars and the awesome hungry caterpillar border! so cute! so clever!

  2. I'm always looking for interesting ways to showcase some of my large prints. I'll have to remember this one. You've done a great job, and the border is too perfect for words!

  3. Doris, I LOVE this quilt!!! It is so cute and I love the pattern from Material Obsession (I'm dying to get my hands on that book!) Great fabric too!

    Also, to answer your question, I am going to try to sell my patterns to quilt shops around here. I'll also be sumitting them to Moda to see if they will distribute them. W'll see what happens… Thanks for entering the giveaway!

  4. I love the quilt you made! I got into my Material obsession book last night and found that quilt. I even plan on making it using my fabrics that are like yours. You made a winner. Thanks for the inspiration! Lizzie

  5. I really like your quilt!!!! Beautiful for showcasing these one of a kind fabrics in a unique setting! I'm so tired of seeing these fabrics made up in jars! yuck – not one have I seen that I thought oh I want to make one like this…

    but yours – It does give me that wow I want one like this feeling 😉 and that Hungry Caterpillar border really setts it off!!! Too cool!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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