The pattern in this one is so simple, just a nine patch variation, but really fits the feel of the fabrics. I used almost all of the prints in the Strawberry Fields line, and because I got a full FQ bundle, there was enough to make this quilt completely reversible.
My MIL and I talked about it, and we both liked the variation of color in the full collection, rather than just choosing a couple of color ways. For this throw sized quilt, I planned to only order a fat eighth bundle because there are so many prints. As I was shopping though, I ended up finding a full fat quarter bundle for only $10 more. At that price, it would have just been silly to only buy fat eighths (that's my story, anyway)! I ended up using 36 out of the 40 prints in the line, opting to pull out the solid ivory fabric, as well as a few pinks. Pulling out the pinks kept the quilt from being too soft, which is a good thing since it will be used a living room.
One of my favorite things about this quilt is the sketchy red binding, mostly because of my success with finding just the right red. The shade of red in this collection is pretty unique. The color is not very saturated, almost a pink-ish, coral-ish red, which gives it a little bit of a vintage quality. As it turns out, I had this fabric in my cabinet, and it is just perfect!
I actually finished this one on Friday, but since I posted my February Fabric Deals on Friday, I didn't want to over-post. By the way, if you missed that post, it has FOUR amazing giveaways (three awesome fabric bundles, and a $100 gift certificate!), so definitely hop over and enter if you haven't already.
Since finishing Strawberry Season, I've been experiencing a little bit of deja vu. A few weeks ago, when I posted my finished Gemstones quilt on my personal Facebook page, my friend saw it and immediately wanted it for her daughter. As that quilt was already spoken for, I told her I would make another one with the same pattern and fabrics. So right now, I'm in the middle of getting that one done with a pillow to match. And without a doubt, this one WILL have a berry binding!