Sunday, October 2, 2011

How do you like THEM apples?

SQUEEEAAALLL!!! It's done! It's amazing what you can get done when your even feed foot works and you don't have to undo every single stitch you put in. This baby didn't take long to quilt at all, and she's close enough to perfect to suit me just fine. So, without further ado, here is my quilt from Aneela Hoey's newest line 'Little Apples' - I used a pattern she sells in her shop called 'Fancy,' and a single layer cake. So easy and fun! I guess there was a little more ado - NOW here it is:

The colors are so vibrant, but at the same time not too much. Her fabrics give me a new appreciation for gray. It softens the red and the aqua, but doesn't bring it down to the blah level. The yellow polka dot isn't part of the collection, but it picks up some of the yellow in her prints quite nicely.

I used a sheet for the back, and did a huge zigzag pattern across the quilt - I guess it might be a chevron? I don't pay attention to certain proper names. In my grad-level statistics course we used all these symbols for everything, and when we had to recite an equation I would name what I thought the symbol should be called instead of what it was actually called (oodle...squiggly with an x...something else that had a hat that I don't gets you strange looks but hey - whatever works :)

I used a darker turquoise thread for the back to give it a wee bit of depth, but you can't tell in the photos. I'm still surprised I found a sheet that matches so well. It's the back so it doesn't matter too much, but I'm slightly OCD with certain things.

For the binding I stitched in the ditch on the front and caught the edge on the back. I'm not displeased with the job, but it's one of my things to focus on for future quilts.

I like how the white stitches on these prints mimic the 'stitching' of the fabric. Sorry, there are a lot of photos. I'm loving these colors!

This little girl would most likely be me.

I was more likely to be found off reading somewhere, even at recess, than doing this:

I am so happy this is finally done! I get this thing going in my head where I worry I won't be able to finish things by the time I had wanted to have them finished. Once I start they zip right along but I worry myself into a frenzy for nothing (usually).

So that's one more project down. I have one more quilt top I had made for Christmas that is almost ready to quilt (it just needs basting), but I think I'll take a break and get a few other little things done. I have some new change purse frames to play with, and I still have to get my giveaway together - I know what it is, I just have to get the photos taken. See you in a bit!

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    Have a GREAT week!
    Love, Brenda

  2. I get what you mean about the grey. I'd never noticed the colour grey until Little Apples. It's not a colour I use a lot. Nice choice of binding by the way.

  3. I love it!! You should be so proud of yourself, amazing job! Love the colors and the aqua in the back. I'll send you my address if just in case you get tired of it.

  4. Very cute, love the quilting you did on it.

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous! I was so excited when Little Apples was released and this just knocked me off the fence about buying it!

  6. I love this quilt! I'm still waiting to find some Little Apples in the UK!

  7. Beth!! You were so right about this quilt pattern!! It's just amazing!! It seems so difficult, but I do trust when you say that it's not:D I love it!!! I extra love the polka dot binding... you know me..polka dot addict here:D And the quilting you did, is just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

  8. You did a fabulous job!!! Amazing indeed, who much help having working equipment is!!!! So proud of you kid!

  9. Found you via Sugar Bee Crafts... BEAUTIFUL quilt! It is such a fun line of fabric to begin with, but I love what you did with it! I think my favorite thing about it is the quilting. I too, am a fan of using sheets for the backs of quilts... so much cheaper that way!


  10. I just love the Little Apples line, so this quilt and anything made from Little Apples is awesome in my opinion!! I also am a fan of using bed sheets for backings.

  11. Oh wow! that quilt is truly beautiful! Great photos - I can see why you took so many! You should be showing it off - fabulous!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Oh man oh man, fabric LOVE! I love gray, though. But my fave here would be the border (trim? I don't know my quilting terms heh). I am dotty for all things dotty. :)

  13. Oh this is sooo sweet! Wish I could quilt too! And I love your new heading.. looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next.
    Hope you stop by and enter for a chance to win up to $100 in my giveaway @

  14. You make me wanna learn to quilt! You are very talented! Thanks so much for stopping by at The Crazy Cute Link Party! Looking forward to seeing you next week!

  15. This is adorable! Wish I had the time to make a quilt this cute. My question is this: how do you sew up all the lines? How do you get all that fabric to fit through the inside of your know, between the foot and the "body" of the machine...that hole? How?

    Anyways, would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: . Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  16. So cute and colorful. I like how you could relate to the story the quilt was telling. New follower and would love for you to follow me back.

  17. Soooo pretty! And such great prints... just love it!

  18. This looks great! I love the quilting and the polka dot binding!



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