Today in the Stitched Stuff Spotlight: my “Grandma’s Pantry” pattern, which includes a cherry quilt pattern and a pear quilt pattern. I designed this quilt with my Fruitful Hands fabric line. Since the fabric line has “fruit” in the title, and the colors are so “juicy,” I had to have at least one pattern with a fruit motif, right? I happen to love pears… you will see them reappearing in my artwork and sewing projects all the time. And cherries are a very popular motif- who can resist a bright red, cheerful cherry? This is one of my favorite quilts, because it is so bright and cheerful- I just love the yummy colors. The cherries and pears are machine appliqued, the blocks are the simple Ohio Star block.
And of course, my quilts always look soooo much better when they are “embellished” with a puppy:
There are two variations for this quilt. This one is the
Cherry Quilt with appliqued cherries
My quilter did a lot of stippling, and then added a leaf pattern to the center of the block and a chain to the border. She also added a “vein” to the appliqued leaves.
It certainly cheers up this little reading corner in the spare room:
If, instead of cherries, you are partial to pears, like I am, there is a second variation.
Pear Quilt with appliqued pears:
Both of these styles are included in the pattern! If you like this pattern, you can find it here in my shop.
I called this “Grandma’s Pantry,” because I remember my grandma always had her basement pantry shelves lines with Mason jars of preserves and jams that she made in the summer. I used to spend long summer days playing at her house- I miss her and my grandfather so much. They were probably the best part of my entire childhood… This week will mark the 1 year anniversary of her passing, and I can still hear her voice in my head. I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful legacy…
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