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…
Hope you enjoy making this project!
Maybe I missed it, but what are the measurements for this quilt?
Hi Sue! It is about 57 x 61″.
What beautiful quilts!
Oh my, what a surprise! I had no idea when I signed up for your blog that you designed one of my most very favorite fabrics in the whole wide world! I LOVE the red floral in Fruitful Hands and I bought many many yards of it through fabric.com, then searched and found another seller as well. I envision great swaths of curtains made with it, but there’s too much wood smoke dust in my house to do that, so perhaps a duvet cover? I love the beautiful simplicity of this quilt and if I were a quilt maker I would jump on this project right away! I’m wondering if the various fabrics in Fruitful Hands are still available somewhere?
Looking forward very much to more of your posts!
Hi Joyce, it’s so nice to hear from you! Yes I always liked that red floral (red is my FAVORITE color)- I love all the colors in that line, because they are so bright and juicy and cheerful. Duvet cover is a great idea! I do have a little of the fabric left ( http://www.thenoblewife.com/images/FruitfulHands.pdf ) so you can email me comments@jacquelynneSteves.com and I’ll let you know what I have. Thanks for your nice comment!
I already have this pattern, but I must tell you that you can’t show that cute pup with a pattern. All you can see is puppy love.
I love this quilt and Alfie is so cute!
I absolutely love the chrrry quilt and would love to have the pattern!
I love the cherry pattern and can see my new kitten cuddling on it. Can hardly wait to work on it. Does it include any paper piece paper piecing?
Where do I find “the buttons” you refer to to obtain the free pattern(s)? Thank you!