It’s my turn on Lori Holt’s Sweetie Pie Sew Along! It’s been so much fun to see everyone’s take on these adorable blocks.
Of course I choose to make the strawberry block because I live in Southern California where we have strawberries all year round!
Lori’s templates are super easy to use and I love her appliqué method of using sew-in light weight stabilizer.
I normally machine appliqué everything, but for Lori, I did the whole thing by hand….which is saying a lot for me. I loved every minute of it!
For my fabrics I grabbed a selection of Riley Blake Designs fabrics from all my favorite designers – I tried to get them all in there 🙂
If you haven’t joined in it’s not too late. The free pattern is on Lori’s blog and you can hop on over to read more!!
I made my block into a little wallhanging. I made 20 hourglass blocks with my Sizzix 4 1/2″ hourglass die (they finish 4″). You can always make them the traditional way.
Cut the inside pie block 16 1/2″ square.
The hourglass blocks, unfinished are 4 1/2″, finished they are 4″.
The outer border is cut 2 1/2″. I quilted it and added some red binding. I LOVE it!!!!!
And since I was making a Quilty Pie, I also needed a real pie to eat!!!! You can find the recipe of my favorite Fresh Strawberry Pie over at my food blog, The Rounded Teaspoon.
There is a graham cracker crust with a cream cheese/whip cream filling…..yummmmm!
And of course, Mufasa helped 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!!!!