It’s about 150 degrees here in central Ohio with 99.99% humidity. Okay, I might be exaggerating just a little! Me, I am day dreaming about all the sweet corn that is growing tall in all this heat and humidity. Sweet corn from the mid-west is a culinary delight. I always freeze a dozen or two so I can use it for soups and special dinners throughout the winter.
While I am waiting for the sweet corn to ripen, lots of fresh, local produce is available and I am just loving it! Speaking of vegetables…I wanted to share this adorable quilt with you, you can find the pattern here: Purl Soho Quilt Pattern.
Sandy made a similar quilt for a friend who is a horticulture instructor. Once I saw it, I had to be a copy cat! It was fun looking through my scraps to find just the right fabrics for each vegetable. I used mostly batik scraps and a few others that were too cute to resist, like the carrot leaf fabric!
The butterfly isn’t included in the pattern, but I added one just for fun. I found this yellow and white fabric that had navy spots in just the right place for a butterfly! I embroidered the antennae in navy blue pearl cotton thread because it has a smoother finish than regular embroidery thread.
I added some french knots (using pink pearl cotton thread) to the garlic blossom for more visual interest.
I used more pearl cotton for the onion and garlic roots. I love my dark fuchsia beet!
Maybe you have vegetable dreams of your own that have turned into quilts! Let us know what they are!