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Quilty Summer Favorites

Happy Thursday!

As a child growing up I spent my summers living with my grandparents on their farm in Georgia. My grandfather’s sisters lived on the same rural route so most of my cousins spent their summers visiting also.

My grandmother and aunts were all home economics teachers — handmade goodies were everywhere. Presentation to them was everything — even simple servings of refreshments were a big deal! We’d have fruit as our “meal” before bed; one of my fondest memories of my grandmother was her watermelon pie — slices of watermelon arranged on a circular pan – in the center of the pan were crafty cut pieces of paper with bible verses for each of us to learn.

My cousin’s son is getting married and all of us “older” cousins are getting together. I made a watermelon pie table topper for the hostess as tribute to our younger summer visits!

watermelon table topper
watermelon table topper

I enjoy having a glass or two of wine every night. Normally I drink Merlot wines — during the summer I switch to sweet fruity wines. Strawberry is my favorite sweet wine. We travel to Wisconsin every year so I can purchase Door County Wines –they have the best fruity wines!

Recently I finished a custom order using fabric with strawberry prints. The scraps included an orphan nine patch quilt block, 6 bonus half square triangles, some squares and one large scrap of fabric. I was enjoying a glass of my Door County Strawberry wine and decided to use the scraps to make myself a strawberry wall quilt for my sewing room.

strawberry mini quilt
strawberry mini quilt

Have you ever made a quilt to remind you of a favorite time in your life?

Happy Sewing and Quilting!

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