Those of you who have followed us for a while, know that we have a thing for fruit… of the quilted variety. Vegetables and garden items too I guess. Over the many years we have been in business we have made cherry blocks, pumpkin blocks, pear blocks, leaves, flowers and a whole variety of stuffed goodies too.. pears, strawberries, radishes, mushrooms, pinecones just to name a few!
We thought it was high time to add an apple to the line up. So introducing AN APPLE A DAY pattern. This is a new format for us… it is just a block that you can turn into whatever you like. The directions are just for the block and you can decide how many you would like to make and how you would like to “style” them :-).
Click HERE to purchase the paper pattern or the PDF.
For those of you would are loving this apple block as much as we are… here are a few suggestions:
Make 7 apple blocks- 4 red and 3 green.
Note that we changed the direction of the stem and the leaf so that they alternate in direction. You would have to make those changes as you sew. If that is more thinking than you were wanting to do, keep them all going in the same direction for a more simple version!
We added green posts for this one above and light red posts for the one here below… just so you could see the difference. Don’t think we have a favorite!
Our sashing finishes at 1 3/4″ and our border finishes at 2 1/2″. The final dimensions of the runner are 16 1/2″ x 62 3/4″… so a pretty good size I think… You can of course change the amount of apples if you have a shorter or longer table in mind!
If you are more of an apple person and are loving this so much that you would like to adorn your home with an apple quilt, here is a suggestion. The quilt measures app. 49″ x 57 for a perfect lap or throw quilt to add into your summer or fall line up!
For this version we used 2″ finished sashing and posts and a 2 3/4″ finished outer border. Half red and half green apples, red posts and a red border.
If you are interested in fabric, the red and green bundle in the shop now would pretty much cover anything other than a larger border and background.
The fabrics we have used here in these mock-ups are a mix of my Farmhouse II and Scarlet & Sage collections.
Click HERE for fabric.