Grandma loved berries; especially strawberries. She spent hours in her strawberry patch. She would make sure that the weeds were pulled so that there was space for the new runners from the original plants to become established for next year’s crop. If it didn’t rain she would make sure that the patch was watered to produce those juicy red strawberries. She would pick berries either early in the morning or later in the evening when the temps were cooler.
Then she would make from scratch; the shortcake for dessert with the fresh sugared strawberries. The shortcake was required to soak up the gorgeous red juice from the strawberries. And, of course, fresh whipped cream. Doesn’t that sound delicious?!
Years later I remember picking strawberries from Grandma Louise’s patch. I think I ate more that I took home. My grandkiddos love fresh strawberries, too! Mr. Moose has a nice little patch in the corner of our garden. The fondness for ripe juicy berries runs in our family.
Finished Block 4-1/2″
Cutting for one block:
from light #1 cut 2 | 1-1/4″ x 2″ rectangles
from light #2 cut 2 | 1-1/4″ x 2″ rectangles
from light #3 cut 1 | 1-1/4″ square
from light #3 cut 1 | 2″ square
from light #4 cut 1 | 1-1/4″ square
from light #4 cut 1 | 2″ square
from dark #1 cut 2 | 1-1/4″ x 2″ rectangles
from dark #2 cut 2 | 1-1/4″ x 2″ rectangles
from dark #3 cut 1 | 1-1/4″ square
from dark #3 cut 1 | 2″ square
from dark #4 cut 1 | 1-1/4″ square
from dark #4 cut 1 | 2″ square
Using the photo for placement, stitch block units together.