Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Sweet Berry Pickers An Embroidery Freebie

Hello there , Sweetness and a berry good day to you!!!

  Today is the last day of the Sweet on You Blog Hop hosted by Joan at MooseStash Quilting. What a lovely hop it has been.  ๐Ÿ“❤๐Ÿค—

                       

 Today we are going to hop out to the  strawberry field.  You may remember that our crop was cut to over  half in size last year. Normally we have 1  1/2 to 2 acres of 3 different types of strawberries.  The plants are certainly growing.    

I am already dreaming of baskets of juicy sweet berries, but I will have to wait because our season does not start until late April. 

                   

Meanwhile, I have been enjoying  embroidering some strawberries and 2 sweet pickers. May I introduce to you the Strawberry Pickers? Two little birdies that do enjoy their sweets .   ๐Ÿ“

           

 If you are interested in creating your own small wall hanging,  just grab the images below and resize them if need be. I have also provided the directions on how I created my quilt.  ๐Ÿ“



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If you would like to make a quilt like mine, grab some pretty red fabrics and your embroidered blocks and don't forget the directions which are down below.

I no time  you  can have your own pair of strawberry pickers. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ“


DIRECTIONS: 

๐Ÿ“1. Cut out 4 background fabrics 7 " square. Using a light box or the window, trace the designs onto your fabrics and embroider using your favorite method. I used  the backstitch  with 2 strands of DMC 498  . A French knot was  used for the  birdie eyes. 


 ๐Ÿ“2. Trim you blocks to 5 1/2" square.   
๐Ÿ“3. From assorted reds  , CUT 8- 2" x 5 1/2" strips. 
CUT 8 - 2" x 8" strips. 
๐Ÿ“4.  Using the photo as a reference , you will construct 2 blocks like   BLOCK A and 2 like  BLOCK B. I would lay out the strips and embroidered blocks beforehand looking at the placement of fabrics.  Use a 1/4" seam allowance and press seams once pieced. 


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๐Ÿ“5. After piecing the blocks , sew the 4 blocks together. 

๐Ÿ“6. Your sweet berry pickers are now complete.  If you wanted, you could extend the quilt by adding an outer border; otherwise just quilt as desired. 


Doesn't the berry pickers look adorable? I can not wait to use it during strawberry season. 
You have a berry nice day and thank you for the sweet Friday visit. 
Don't forget to check out the other ladies on the blog hop . You are sure to find inspiration. 


Dedicated to my sweet berry picking sister, Amy. Berry season will not be the same. Love ya, Amo. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงบ❤๐Ÿ‘ผ




62 comments:

  1. Thank your for the cute Doodles! I missed you last Thursday, but these are great. Worth waiting for your sweet treat!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susan.I enjoyed these so much because they remind me of the farm. I am sharing the Luv Pig and 2 other farm animals tomorrow. I hope you will pop in for a visit. Hugs.

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    2. Is it tomorrow yet? LOL I'll be here, ready! I have another friend who is doing Luv Ewe (and my granddaughter is doing it as her second embroidery block!) and its been so satisfying to watch her stitching improve and see her begin to have ideas for what she wants to stitch, what colors, etc. Thank you for helping her grow!

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    3. Oh how fun and rewarding , Susan . I know it does your heart good to see her pick up a needle and thread. It is so wonderful that you are spreading the joy to the next generation. I hope she becomes a lifelong quilter. Thank you , your dear granddaughter and sweet friend for stitching my humble designs. That means the world to me. Hugs. 

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  2. OK, that's it, Melisa! I definitely coming to visit you - someday so I can learn your secrets to accomplishing so much! Is this week end too soon?? LOL I need to stay off this computer! Ugh! LOL

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    1. Lol you come right on over! I bet we would have a time stitching and chatting away. I don't feel like I get a lot accomplished , but I am thrilled with what I can get accomplished. Thank you for the sweet visit, Darlene. Happy Thursday

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  3. Oh my goodness Melissa this is just so sweet!!! I love it! (and fresh strawberries too!)

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    1. Aaah thank you so much Sandie . I was inspired by the birdies that visit the strawberry field ever so often. Thank you for the sweet Thursday visit. Hugs

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  4. The strawberries look delicious! We won't have fresh strawberries in my area until middle of June. Happy stitching!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Gretchen. We always look forward to strawberry season by June our blueberries are beginning to come in. Thank you so much for visiting and Happy quilting.

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  5. Looking at your basket of fresh berries in the midst of winter, made me remember the warm sweet smell of the berry field, and the buzzing of the insects around as we pick. Thanks so much for that. Your little berry pickers are very sweet. I have saves a pic of them for ideas later in the year. Thanks for these as well

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    1. Aaah what warm memories on the farm Lynn. Oh yes the berry field does smell so sweet during the season. I am so glad this post brought back such fond memories. I am so grateful for the sweet visit. Happy Thursday

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  6. Oh, this it so sweet, Melisa. Birds do love the berries and your captured such sweetness in your design. Thank you for sharing your talents and the pattern.

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    1. Aah you are so very kind Carla thank you so much. This was such a delightful little quilt to work on as I dreamed of berry season.Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  7. Your redwork stitcheries are adorable and your quilt shows them off perfectly. I'm jealous of all those strawberries! We grow a few on our patio in pots, and they're super sweet!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, Elizabeth. I have really been enjoying working on redwork. How wonderful to have berries right out of your doorway especially on a warm spring day. Have a very lovely day.

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  8. Now, that's a sweet project! I love the embroidery! I can't wait for strawberry season--yum! You picked a great sweet to feature! Hope your berries grow well this season!

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    1. You are so very kind, Carol. Thank you so much; there blog hop was right up my alley with strawberry season nearing. I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  9. What a fun trip to the strawberry fields. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial, too. Now we all can enjoy a little sweetness!

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    1. Aah thank you so much , Joan for hosting the fabulous blog hop and for being an inspiration. Have a wonderful day

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  10. (Little Penpen) I just love the little berry pickers and the quilt. Berry season will be here soon!

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    1. Oh yes soon we will be picking fresh berries before we know it. I had a ball working on this little quilt , Penny. Thank you for the sweet Thursday visit. Have a beautiful day.

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  11. I can almost taste those sweet berries! So your real plants are under plastic-is that for the winter protection?

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Vicki ; they are so delicious. My family sells fresh strawberries to the public. The plants are on plastic to keep in moisture when irrigating and less weeds. We plant them in September and they go dormant in the winter until warmer weather. If there is a cold snap in the spring .then we have to run sprinklers to ice them over to protect them from the cold weather. If all goes well we will have a field full of deliciousness. I so appreciate the sweet Thursday visit. Hugs.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Robin. I can not tell you how much fun I had embroidering these little berry pickin' characters. Lol. Happy Thursday.

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  13. Oh, my. My mouth is watering as I look at your pictures of the strawberries. Yum - I do love strawberries. Thank you for the tut on your berry pickers quilt; they are just as cute as a sweet button.

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    1. Aaah you are so very kind, LJ. There is nothing like fresh picked strawberries and I think these little pickers would agree. Lol. Thank you for dropping by the farm for a visit. Happy Thursday

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  14. Thanks for sharing your sweet berry blocks and quilt. I was thinking about strawberries the other day and now I really am!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Kathleen. I had such a great time creating the little strawberry pickers and I was inspired by the birds that visit our fields. I hope you treat yourself to some fresh berries real soon. Happy Thursday

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  15. So cute! Your embroidery is so nice, something I am just not good at. The strawwberry fields photo is really wonderful too.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Danice. I enjoyed working these little blocks. I am not great at embroidery either, but I do try. Lol. Have a wonderful day and Happy Thursday.

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  16. The embroidered blocks are beautiful. The quilt turned out so sweetly too.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much dear. You are so very kind. This was a fun quilt to work on . I truly appreciate that you stopped by for a visit. Happy Thursday

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  17. Fresh picked strawberries are a favorite around here! Yum! I love your little strawberry and bird designs. You're tempting me yet again, Melisa. They make a very sweet quilt!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diann. I am so ready for strawberry season. We like to eat them straight out of the field . Lol. I hope your day is a blessed one.

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  18. Your little berry birds quilt turned out so cute, Melisa! I just love red and white anything :) Enjoy your day ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I have really been enjoying working on redwork. I am happy to have this one completed to hang up for Spring. Happy Thursday

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  19. Those are just the sweetest and cutest little chicks and berries! Your embroidery stitches look perfect. I love them in your quilt...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh you are so very kind , Carol .I can not thank you enough. My stitches are not like they used to be, but oh, how I love embroidery. It is very relaxing. Have a wonderful day.

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  20. Such a sweet little quilt, Melisa! What's not to like about strawberries and chicks?!

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    1. They are 2 of my spring favorites. Lol. Thank you for dropping by to see my Strawberry Pickers. It will be picking season soon.

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  21. Adorable little quilt! Thanks so much for sharing your images, and quilt!

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    1. You are so very kind, Karrin . It was a delightful quick project. Thank you for the sweet Thursday visit.

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  22. Enjoying a delicious plate of strawberries, I stop by to see your beautiful artwork.
    kisses from Spain

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    1. I am so glad you stopped by for a visit. Isabel. I have to admit that strawberries are my favorite. I could eat them like candy. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs

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  23. Sweet Berry Pickers and an adorable small quilt. Wow,1 1/2 - 2 acres of strawberries or was that of each kind!! I want to be your neighbor, I love fresh strawberries. Have a wonderful day and that you for the small quilt instructions. Many hugs from sunny Arizona (although we are having high winds and some rainfall), it is all good though!

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    1. Aah thank you dear Mary. They were a delight to stitch . We could use those pickers in the field if they wouldn't eat the profits. Lol . That's 1 1/2- 2 acres of all three kinds ; they are separated into certain rows. My favorite is the early berries. Stay safe, Mary with the high winds. I hope you do not have any damage in your area. Hugs and blessings.

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  24. I love embroidery on quilts and your pickers are adorable! Thank you for the freebies and the tutorial.

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    1. Aaah you are so very kind, Charlene and thank you so much. I am very much into redwork right now. I have a thing for red and white quilts. Thank you for the sweet visit and have a blessed weekend.

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  25. Your wall hanging is so sweet and you have my mouth watering for fresh strawberries.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Denise. It will not be long before fresh strawberries will be in season. I am so looking forward to it. I am so grateful that you stopped by to see my little berry pickers and thank you for the sweet compliment.

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  26. Mmmm ... fresh strawberries! We have to wait until June here! But in the meantime, your quilt is darling!

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    1. Fresh berries are Mmm! Mmmm Good! That is for sure. It is a great spring and summer time treat. Thank you for the sweet visit. Gail.

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  27. What an adorable small quilt/ wallhanging. So cute and a great touch of Spring. Your rural surroundings are so lovely! You are definitely in a more Southern clime than I am. I am seeing snow out the window and temps +18F right now. I don't think we are done with winter yet.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Ginny. It got up to 80 today which is not the norm, but it feels so good. I am definitely ready for Spring. I wish I could send you some of the warm sunshine and temps. Stay warm and cozy.

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  28. You drew those all free hand? Wow!! Oh my, you are so talented!!! And three types of strawberries? I thought there was one type--red!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much , Nancy. I do like to doodle and it is fun to turn those doodles into small quilts. Lol I did not know there were so many varieties of berries until my family started farming them 20 years ago and come to find out there is a difference in taste too. But they are all good.

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  29. What a cute little quilt! I'm a big fan of strawberries, but I haven't had success growing them on the Texas coast. Probably way too hot here!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Sharon. I had a ball creating the little quilt. I am so sorry you haven't had luck growing your own berries. The can be finicky that is for sure. Have a great weekend.

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  30. Nothing beats a delicious fresh and juicy strawberry, I love them! And your Strawberry Pickers Quilt is adorable... See? It's getting harder and harder to resist to try to quilt after seeing your lovely designs!
    Hugs

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Diana. I bet my bottom dollar you wouldn't have any problem creating a little quilt like this. I am going to tempt you into creating one. someday. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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