Create experiences that leave you in awe, for these will be the highlights of your life. ~Ryan Blair

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Apple Orchard Project

It's here.

Continuing on with my quest… to use more of my stash fabrics, I attempt new ways to create interesting strip-pieced applique. Being passionate about machine fused applique, I continue to incorporate this idea into my own designs. So here is my second design: APPLE ORCHARD to showcase some larger applique elements and add bold colors into the design. Will this inspire you to use your own stash fabrics?

As tulips may remind you of the rebirth that spring provides, picking apples takes us into autumn which is a special time of year to harvest the bounty of the growing season.


A BASKET OF APPLES

Create your own apple orchard using pieced-fabric appliques and an interesting pieced background using 2-1/2” wide strips. Add bold colors for the borders; and quilt it as desired.

Why not try this charming wall-hanging to brighten a corner of a room to remind you of the blessings of our world.  And when the weather gets colder, can’t you already smell an apple pie baking in the oven?


So... with this quilt, I have used:
  • 2-1/2" wide strips to create the background for the appliques. This allows one to use smaller pieces of fabric, fat quarters, or ready-cut jelly rolls. 
  • 1-1/4" wide strips to create more pieced-fabric appliques that add a stunning look.
  • High contracting fabrics to frame the project, for an exciting finish that will make this quilt come to life.


JUICY RED APPLES

APPLE ORCHARD QUILT -- 17" x 36"


For more on this project, you'll find it in the pattern details. It's available at my Craftsy store now. Creating beautiful quilts is really quite easy. So, why not revisit your stash fabric supply to see what you can make.


An apple a day...  be in good health!!



2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's so cute! I love it!

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    1. Thank you. I like how the red commands your attention. Looks pretty on the wall, too!

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