I've been looking forward to today's post for so long!
You all know how much I love Elea Lutz's new Strawberry Biscuit collection for Penny Rose Fabrics. I shared my thoughts on her adorable fabric as well as this version of my Stationery Kit tutorial a while back, which I turned into a sewing kit. It's sitting on my bedside table as I type this post, and I love it so much!
But for my stop on the Strawberry Biscuit Blog Tour, I wanted to make a quilt for my girls. They're forever having tea parties with their dolls in our loft, usually pulling a few quilts from the basket I keep near their library for the occasion. I couldn't imagine a more perfect fabric to use for a tea party picnic quilt than this collection. They were so excited about it that my two youngest daughters insisted on keeping me company while I was basting the other day. How I love these girls...
For my pattern, I chose the Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. (If you don't follow her blog, you need to head over there right now and see what you've been missing. Rita is brilliant in every way!) This tutorial has long been on my Must Make list. I pulled in some Riley Blake low volume dots which paired beautifully with the candy colors of Elea's collection. My quilting is simple, just 1/4" on either side of the seams joining the 36 blocks together. The quilt is backed in a light green print covered in frolicking animals, and I bound it in a cheater print which gives the impression of a scrappy binding.
It's been pouring rain here for most of the week, but the sun came out a bit so that I could take pictures of my quilt hung over the fence surrounding our neighbors' pasture. Spring is filling the air with puffy clouds and the fields with wildflowers. Our first taste of spring in the Texas hill country has been just beautiful, and I'm falling in love with this place more every day.
Be sure to visit my sweet friend Minki today also for her stop on the tour. And tomorrow you'll have to pop over to see what Gina and Kristyne are making. These girls are all so talented! There's lots of Strawberry Biscuit goodness to go around for the next two weeks. So many thanks to Elea and Penny Rose for making it all possible!