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« on: April 12, 2008 05:31:25 PM »

I've been working on some felt foods for my daughters upcoming birthday (using this wonderful post as inspiration: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222947.msg2407971#msg2407971) and I had a brain burst whilst sewing some slices of bread. What about combining quilting and fabric food? Hence, these patchwork strawberries. I started with some random bits of coordinating fabrics (some vintage some new) and just started sewing them together. When I had them all sewn together I cute the whole piece into strips and re-sewed them back together, mixing up the orientation, then I repeated that process a few times to get a patchwork square. I then cut a circle from the square and cut the circle in half. Then, sewing the two flat sides of the semi-circle together formed a cone. A little stuffing and then some gathering created the strawberry shape. A little felt cap and a string stem topped them off. Aside from being great for a kids kitchen, I think these would be super cute on a gift, tree decorations or even just lying about on a shelf. I'm now eyeing my yellow fabrics and thinking some nice summery lemons would be nice...

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MinaBeana
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008 05:44:17 PM »

Adorable! They make really cute play food.  Grin I bet you could even take the same process and make them really big pillows?
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008 07:55:35 PM »

Now, that would be cool! Great idea!
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YukinaKipling
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008 07:11:35 PM »

that's super cute! you could also make a strawberry purse.
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