Friday, April 10, 2020

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Fresh strawberries are appearing in abundance in markets right now, an event my mom always looked forward to. For her, it meant her favorite sweet treat for her birthday. Though she's been gone four years, I still remember her love of strawberries. And this year is no different - introducing Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries table runner by QuiltFabrication

Oh mom would have just loved these decadent strawberries! Makes me want to pop one into my mouth right now, though I may have to order a box for the real thing. Check out all of these dipped and coated berries at Shari's Berries.

chocolate strawberries from Sharis Berries

Who knew there were so many ways to dip and decorate a strawberry? Don't they look delicious?

That temptation, along with my mom's love of strawberries and it being spring, is my inspiration for my newest runner, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries table runner by QuiltFabrication

These delectable paper pieced strawberries were designed in EQ8, and tested not just for ease of sewing, but using three different styles of paper piecing. In a follow up post, I'll go over those three techniques: foundation paper piecing, freezer paper foundation piecing, and freezer paper template piecing. 

Till then, let's enjoy some Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
This is one of two dipped in milk chocolate with a drizzle of white chocolate,

milk chocolate dipped strawberry by QuiltFabrication

and this is a white chocolate dipped berry, with stripes of milk chocolate.

white chocolate dipped strawberry by QuiltFabrication

For this runner, I chose to place my strawberries in box, as if a gift, nestled in little dark brown pleated cups.

milk and white chocolate dipped strawberries

I also could have chosen to dip all of my strawberries in dark chocolate, setting them in creamy white pleated cups to show them off. Here's what that box would look like.

dark chocolate dipped strawberries

Or maybe I just want a strawberry with sprinkles!

sprinkle coated white chocolate strawberry

My mouth is watering! Are you ready to try one? From now until the end of April, the paper pieced Chocolate Dipped Strawberry runner pattern is half price in my Etsy shop - enjoy this delicious springtime treat!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. the real strawberry and your fabric version both are delightful!

  2. You really know my sweet downfall don't you! LOL!! I'm printing off the pattern as I type. Thanks Susan

  3. Wow! I think you out did yourself on this beauty! Such a pretty runner. I love this.

  4. Well done! They definitely look good enough to eat!

  5. Such a creative pattern. Well done. Now I wish I had some strawberries. ☺

  6. That is so great!! and so real looking! you have made me hungry!! ha ha - thanks for linking to Finished ( or not) Friday! ;-)

  7. Gorgeous Gorgeous pattern! I have to make one! Delicious too!

  8. I agree, you make me hungry! Thanks for sharing your design at TGIFF!

  9. This is a fabulous pattern, Susan! You really captured the strawberries perfectly in fabric!

  10. Oh! I have a niece that would LOVE to have this table runner. She's a HUGE strawberry fan!

  11. Oh, my goodness! That looks delicious!


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