Monday, October 17, 2011

Midsomer Tomatoes


Helen told you a while ago about the challenge put forth by Chris and De at Midsomer Quilting, after so many viewers of the Twelve by Twelve exhibit got excited about the idea of making small challenge quilts.  He told me about his "fruit" challenge when I met him in Birmingham this past August, and I agreed to send a fruit- themed piece.  And here's the piece I just sent off. 

I remember my puzzlement at learning, when I was a kid, that tomatoes are considered fruit because (according to the Oxford Dictionary) true fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant.  We eat cherry tomatoes all summer long around here -- so that led me to picture them for this challenge.  And it's doubly fruity!  Cherry! Tomatoes!  Brilliant, yes?!

Chris and De at Midsomer Quilting have been amazing supporters for Twelve by Twelve, and I'm happy to contribute something to their challenge.  I only wish I could be there to see all of the entries when they are exhibited! 

8 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is gorgeous Diane!

Deborah Boschert said...

Beautiful! I love the green stem and all the lovely stitching.

Gerrie said...

Fabu!!

Pat said...

Excellent!

Alice Hughes said...

Hi, this is my first time giving a comment. I have the twelve By Twelve Book and I have read it cover to cover. I have made 5 12 by 12 quilts following your themes. Much fun. Alice - NC

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ver interesting! and just great! i like it!

jecolorfulheart said...

It's beautiful, Diane! (And it fits the Orange Colorplay theme as well ;-)Did you get "permission" to make two entries to that challenge?!)lol

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the book and long to do my own challenge. Love the small size. allows for creativity to flow without having to fill up a huge space. might start my own blog and see what happens.
Jenny