Finished Strawberry Fields Quilt #2

If you’re looking for a quick quilt pattern for using up Layer Cake 10″ x 10″ precut squares, then this is the one for you.

This weekend I finished a quilt that has been in progress for a while now. And I’m SO happy with the final results.  I was going for a really vintage, faded, Cath-Kidston-y look. And I think it worked.  All thanks entirely to the fabrics.

This is my second quilt made with the Strawberry Fields collection designed by Jan Figueroa for Moda. Usually I like to throw prints from other fabric collections together and mix them up a little, but since I loved every print in this collection, I figured why mess with a look I already love?

The first Strawberry Fields quilt was the Easy Bricks quilt made for Moda Bake Shop. I used 2 Layer Cakes (collections of 10″ squares) to create both quilts. For the Bricks quilt I used more of the saturated colors to contrast with the white fabric.  This one I used all the light prints and the remaining brights to create a more washed out color palette. Both quilts were machine quilted by my friend, Meridee.

I usually go for bolder binding fabrics to really frame the quilt, but this quilt called for something more subtle that looked old and classic, so I went with the bias blue gingham. Does it get more classic than bias blue gingham? I’m not sure. I think one of the reasons I love the way this one turned out is because it looks like something Anne Shirley would have on her bed. But then again, it’s maybe a little too froofy for Marilla’s more sensible taste.

And here’s a literal “behind the scenes” shot.  I took these pictures last night at my mom’s house before a family barbecue.  My husband rarely has the privilege to hold my quilts for pictures, so I thought I’d give him this awesome opportunity. This may even be his debut on the blog. (At least in a photograph. He did write an awesome guest tutorial in June.) Isn’t he doing a great job?  Look at how straight those arms are. And that’s after a 7-hour hike with our 7-yr-old. What an iron man. Way to go, honey.

This quilt was made using my Hour Glass Quilt pattern (only I eliminated 6 blocks – one row- to make it a little smaller and to use the number of 10″ squares that I had. And I made the inside border slightly wider.) 

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    September 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Absolutely amazing! love them both!

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    September 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    whoa. Your seven-year old went hiking for seven hours? I can&#39;t get my six-year old down the block and back.<br /><br />Gorgeous quilt by the way.

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    September 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    es preciosa, me encanta!!!

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    Layne Bushell
    September 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I love your work. All of it. Every time!

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    September 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Beautiful! Both quilts are amazing and I love that fabric (that&#39;s probably why I chose it for my baby&#39;s quilt). Love your hour glass pattern too!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    September 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    This is my favorite Amy! Beautiful!

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    September 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Stunningly beautiful … I love your quilt.

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    September 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Good grief, that&#39;s a beautiful quilt! I love those sort of vintage, pretty affairs. And your Green Gables reference has made my night. Gilbert Blythe, my first literary love!

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    cowbell kelly
    September 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I really like the color choices. And strawberries always remind me of my Grandma which is always a good thing:)

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    Katy Cameron
    September 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful quilt, love those colour choices! I think you&#39;re right though, Marilla would think they were just too airy fairy :oD<br /><br />They just opened a Cath Kidston store round the corner from my office. I&#39;m doooooomed!

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    September 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I do believe that Cath and Anne would be thrilled with the results 🙂

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    September 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Beautiful quilt — and love the quilt holder!

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    September 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I don&#39;t know how I missed this great achievement of Bakal&#39;s last night. It&#39;s funny because I was just thinking, whoever is holding that quilt did a great job, no fingers showing! That&#39;s tough for us pros to do let alone a rookie. Nice job.

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    September 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Ohhh Amy- this is absolutely gorgeous!! And you&#39;re right-why mess with perfection- I LOVE this whole collection! Hubby did a great job holding it up. :)<br />Cindy<br />orr20004@msn.com

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    September 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    so pretty! i love how this quilt came out!

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    September 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    oh, wow–beautiful! terrific job.

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    September 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, I love this quilt. How did I miss this fabric from Moda. So pretty, I&#39;ve been going for the same sort of look for my daughters room. So Cute!

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    September 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I love both of your beautiful quilts! Lovely fabric collection 🙂

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    custom labels
    September 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    All of your quilts are very beautiful. I also saw some of your designs and I am surprised when I saw the Hour Glass Quilt, it really grabbed my attention.

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    September 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Gorgeous. Makes me want to go strawberry picking.

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    September 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Anne Shirley had great taste, style &amp; passion! Beautiful quilt! Yes, she would&#39;ve loved it. And even if Marilla would think it to &quot;froofy&quot; she would still appreciate all the hard work put into it. :o)

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    September 7, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I love that vintage feel, it&#39;s so pretty 🙂

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    September 7, 2011 at 2:32 am

    So beautiful! I love the border fabric, it&#39;s so vintage-y and cute!<br /><br />S x

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    Domestic Artisan
    September 7, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Gorgeous! The fabrics are shown so nicely. Anne would have dreamt of such a quilt : ) I think Marilla would have seen the quilt as a way to show love; through honest handwork, much like Rachel Lynde&#39;s tabacco quilts Anne take to College. (I named my daughter Marilla!) love AOGG : )

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    Kate @SwimBikeQuilt
    September 7, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Amy, this is such a pretty quilt!!

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    September 7, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I really like the way that turned out. So soft and relaxing to look at and I&#39;m sure really warm to snuggle under. I just got a big pile of charms in the mail and I&#39;ve been thinking about making them into hour glass blocks. Of course I have no idea when I&#39;ll get time to start that.

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    notes of sincerity
    September 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I could not be more in love with your quilt! :o) And adorable references to Anne&#39;s taste in quilts. :o)<br />I have a layer cake in this fabric and can not wait to cut into it. You have created such lovely quilts with yours!!<br />Have a nice week.<br />Sincerely, Trish<br />ps. Are you all ready for the Sewing Summit?? I can&#39;t believe I am really going! It is like someone handed

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    September 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

    woot woot, way to go hubby! love how soft the quilt looks.

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    September 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Gorgeous quilt! I love the Anne of Green Gables reference. I am making a quilt for my little girl out of Strawberry fields – – LOVE the fabric!!

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    September 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Great quilt! I love that collection and the hourglass block is one of my &quot;go to&quot; blocks for quilts with a vintage feel.

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    September 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    So beautiful! I love the softness of this line.

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    September 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    It&#39;s absolutely gorgeous! You do such awesome work. <br /><br />I love this line and I&#39;m working on a Strawberry Fields quilt right now too. It&#39;s perfect.<br /><br />Love it!

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    September 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Such a sweet quilt. The colors are lovely.

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    September 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Lol! Love the &quot;behind the scene&quot; shot!

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    September 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

    What a beautiful quilt!!!!

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    Calli Makes Do
    September 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oh I absolutely love them both Amy. The binding is my favorite.

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    Pati @ A Crafty Escape
    September 9, 2011 at 5:42 am

    You make such beautiful quilts… I love the fabric combos you pic.

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    September 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

    LOVE it! I think gingham makes the best binding, too. Especially gingham on the bias. Lovely pics, Amy, beautiful work 😉 xo amy

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    September 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I just LOVE the strawberry quilt, it&#39;s so beautiful! I&#39;m still working on my first quilt ever and it&#39;s really hard. You should be so proud!

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    Alex Sand
    September 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    The strawberry quilt is lovely. The gingham binding is a nice touch.

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