The Little Apples Quilt

cxcxxxcx6257967114 3f714f074f The Little Apples QuiltHmm… What kind of quilt do you make for one of your favorite people in the whole world, who is having baby number four, but her first girl; who doesn’t particularly like pink or purple but lets you decide on the colors, and is due in the fall? Enter the lovely Little Apples fabric by Aneela Hoey.  I bought a fat quarter set at Sample Spree last May, swapped some of it, and saved the rest for something special. I just wasn’t sure what. [I'm guessing I'm not the only one who does that...]

A few months ago, when my quilting buddy Tricia and I started brainstorming on a quilt for D’s baby girl, this just jumped out at us.  It was a team effort–she picked the pattern, I cut the squares and started sewing all of those lovely half square triangles. She pieced the top and sandwiched it, I quilted it and bound (half of) it. Buried way too many threads, went to the Sewing Summit, came home, finished burying knots, put it in the mail, took forever to get there, and voila! The quilt actually made it to Colorado before the baby… if I had been smart I would have taken it with me to the Sewing Summit, since I had a three hour layover in Denver and D was kind of enough to meet up with us and hang out! I kicked myself when I realized I had left it at home.  We hope baby girl comes soon!!!

[The pattern is the Mosaic Block from Lee @ Freshly Pieced, part of the Summer Sampler Series. We started with five inch blocks, and  loved the secondary pinwheels the block creates.  The border is one of the prints from Sherbet Pips, and the quilt matches the laundry bag I made and bedskirt Tricia made. Sneaky, no?  The back is a little bit wacky, I just couldn't be predictable for some reason that night. I decided I HAD to get some pink in there, and this print from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fit really well, or so I like to think. ]

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I love charcoal binding. It’s one of my favorites!
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17 Comments

  1. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Pretty! I really like the back.

  2. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Love Little Apples and think your quilt is gorgeous.

  3. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Great baby girl quilt! I’m not much on pinks/purples either so I love this for a girl. I just started making a little wall hanging from this block for my Dead Simple quilt. I love your take on it!

  4. Posted October 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Your friend is very lucky to be the recipient of such a gorgeous baby quilt! Love it! That charcoal binding is perfect.

  5. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    So cute, Kate :)

  6. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Perfect! Great choice on the fabrics and charcoal is also my favorite.

  7. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    That is gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

  8. Posted October 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    lovely! i have a fat quarter stack of that collection myself, also waiting for the “perfect” project. it’s definitely not just you ;)

  9. Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    So pretty, Katie!!! Love the layout and I am really enjoying Little Apples right now, so cute :)

  10. Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I looooooove Little Apples, the little girl reminds me of Ramona Quimby! I have a charm pack that is waituing for the perfect project…

  11. Posted October 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    So lovely the pattern you picked out really highlights the little apples design. It looks wonderful!

  12. Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    This is gorgeous Kate! I love that line and the quilting and design you picked really make this quilt one of a kind :)

  13. Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Very pretty Kate! I love your quilt back, too!

  14. Posted October 19, 2011 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    Darling little quilt! I loved that block in the summer sampler!

  15. Posted October 19, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous quilt – I really like the pattern this block makes too.

  16. Posted October 19, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    what a cute design. Love the baby quilt

  17. Posted October 20, 2011 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    That is so cute! I love the reverse pinwheel in the bottom picture.

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