Inspiration is everywhere!

Strawberry Hill in progress

It’s a rainy day and I am ready for spring! What could say spring more than a quilt called Strawberry Hill? The fabrics are cheerful and I am having so much fun! I wish I could show you more, but everything just before market is a secret.

I always say that inspiration is all around us, you just have to be open to it. Strawberry Hill is the perfect example! It was inspired by a customer who came into my booth at Fall market. By the time we were done chatting, I had a new quilt idea and a new friend. Kindred Spirits we are for sure, so Strawberry Hill is for Gloria.

I design my applique blocks using the starch method of applique. I can see it coming together as I work. By the time the blocks are all “prepped” I know what the finished quilt will look like, and then it’s off to be stitched. How fun is that? The strawberries are calling…gotta go!

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  • gloria g. - Oh Anne, I am so excited! Love the name, and I can hardly wait to see it all! The fabrics look wonderful, and I can’t wait to do it!!!! I have started both Pumpkin Hill and Rabbits Prefer Chocolate – all at once. I say just go for it!!!! I love every moment working on it! Thanks you for sharing this on your blog! There is a little bunny in heaven smiling down on us! Sure wished we lived closer…we could get in trouble!

    Can’t wait to get this pattern and get started!!! Have fun along the way as always!

    fondly, gloria g. Richards, TXReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Thanks for the inspiration Anne. . . it’s so fun to see it coming together. . . & I’m so glad to know it’s got a name! (no more spring quilt. . . summer quilt. . . !) ;-)

    Love the little red check. . . you”re right. . . it gives the perfect little spark!

    – BrenReplyCancel

  • gloria g. - Well, I’m ready to go. Ordered my fabric!!!!! Too many projects….Never! My girlfriends think I’m crazy! But I will have more quilts! :>)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I’m so happy I’ll get to see it at market! I’m sure it’ll be darling, like everything else you come up with. I also love that little check…ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I have just started a quilt using very similar fabrics! The colors are so cheerful and “springy” I smile every time I pick them up. Your patterns are among my favorites and I look forward to using them and improving my applique skills.ReplyCancel

  • Daisy Cottage - Anne, I love this pattern combination ~ wonderful!!