This month's mini quilt was inspired by two of Barb Vedder's (Fun with Barb) recent mini quilts: Quarantini and Eggsotica. Both feature the use of simple shapes as a fun way to play with design, color, and quilting technique.
After reading Barb's Eggsotica blog post, I got to musing about what simple shape would be meaningful to me in a similar mini quilt experiment. Since tomato season was just getting started here in South Louisiana, tomatoes seemed like a fun idea for experimentation.
New Orleanians love their Creole Tomatoes. Creole doesn't refer to a tomato breed, but instead is a reference to where the tomatoes are grown. The rich, alluvial soil of the lower Mississippi delta produces richly flavored, juicy tomatoes.
After playing with tomato shapes for awhile, I realized my tomatoes wanted to tell a story. Specifically, a tomato sandwich story.