Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Apple Patch


A baby quilt made from a charm pack of 'Little Apples' by Anita Hoey - it's been sitting on my stash shelf for about three years so I grabbed it a couple of weekends ago when I wanted a quick project.




I found some soft teal and grey fabrics to use as the four patches in between the charm squares. I love the little pictures: the apple trees, the children, and especially the turtles!


Last weekend I quilted it with a simple diagonal and sewed on the polka dot binding...so good to have another completed finish.



A hearty Southern NZ hello to any 'party' visitors via Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday  or Angie's WIPs Be Gone or Myra's TGIFF- as well as those via Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday or Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!- welcome to the deep south of New Zealand!

24 comments:

  1. Your quilt is lovely and that fabric is so playful! It reminds me of my grandchildren! Nice use of your charm pack! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I teach kids and the little motifs on this quilt are spot-on when it comes to capturing the charm and energy of children.

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  2. Your four-patch additions make this quilt sing. Congratulations on a lovely finish.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I had been wanting to use this charm pack for quite a while.

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  3. A lovely quilt, so sweet! That fabric range certainly was a pretty range, I too have some of the 'tree' fabric somewhere still!

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  4. Great to use up an older charm pack -- make way for some new ones to come in.

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    1. Hmm, yes, I still have a few more to use up (bought them back when the US$ was good against the NZ$) but I do often still have a quick look at the Fat Quarter Shop sale section...

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  5. I love the randomness of the 4patches! You did a great job of distributing the green and orange charm squares! What a great baby quilt!

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    1. Thank you Paige, it came together quickly once I'd found the right greys and teals.

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  6. love that fabric by Anita Hoey! it made a great quilt for you

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  7. That's a great baby quilt, from a line I really like. I came from WIPs Be Gone, and it was worth the trip to NZ! =)

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  8. Apple Patch is adorable! Thanks for linking to Finished or not Friday!

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    1. Cheers Myra; it is great to have these online linkies for sharing our work, thank you.

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  9. I have one of these 'Little Apples' charm packs and your quilt is inspiring me! I especially love how you've mixed up the 4-squares. Very nice finish!

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    1. I will look forward to seeing it appear on your blog one day!

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  10. This is so sweet, I love the grey and aqua colors. Great finish, perfect!

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    1. Thanks Judy - it made a nice point of difference (colour-wise) from the WIP that I was giving myself a break from.

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  11. This is darling! The teal and gray were great additions.

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    1. Cheers! I was certainly happy with the result!

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  12. It's so cute! Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. Off to see your pebbles.

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  13. So lovely and you totally inspired me to use the charm packs I buy and never use! The four patch additions really make the layout so playful!

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