BQ#3 – Fruits and Vegetables

I have an idea for the next BQ quilt that I want to make. I saw a picture of a quilt made from the BQ pattern in the Fall / Winter 2006 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. The quilt was from a shop in Tucson, Arizona, called, The Quilter’s Market. I wrote to the Quilter’s Market to see if I could purchase a kit to make this quilt. I have not received a reply so now I am collecting fabrics on my own to make this quilt.

This is a photo of the picture that was in that magazine. The quilt is made with vegetable fabrics. I am going to make my version with fruit and vegetable fabrics.

I had Monday off from work so I headed to Bellingham, WA with my parents to do some shopping. While in Wal Mart, I found the following fabrics to add to my BQ#3 collection. The fabric on the far left is a black and white check to use for sashing the blocks and the corn and peppers will be added to my collection of vegetable fabrics.

These fabrics are fat quarters of fruit fabrics that I purchased at Hamel’s earlier in the year. There are apples, strawberries, tomatoes, lemons, and citrus fruits.

While the clerk was cutting my fabrics in Wal Mart, my Mom asked me if I was buying enough for two quilts. Do you think she is looking for another BQ quilt? It looks like I will be cutting out two quilts at once again–one for me and one for Mom! LOL

12 thoughts on “BQ#3 – Fruits and Vegetables

  1. I had a dream about you last night… First you finally make a chicken quilt – where you fussy cut the chickens, but that left som epieces that would only be “o.k.” for crumb style quilts – so you used them and called that quilt “Chicken Pieces & Parts.”

    Once upon a time ago, I toyed with doing a “cat tails” quilt, but I haven’t gotten there yet.

  2. I have a big bundle of fat quarters to make a fruit and vegi quilt. I saw a pattern – just sashed squares in a book – Fat Quarter Bundles I think and they used a basket weave fabric for the sashing. I found some similar fabric so now all I have to do is find time to make it.

  3. This is going to make a really cute quilt–maybe one that you can put out for summer months or harvest time? Of course your mom will need one too!! You practice on one and perfect the technique on the other, right?

    Hope to catch you online sometime this weekend.

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