Monday, March 28, 2011

Apple Cores

I worked on some Apple Cores today.

I cut them with my new Apple Core die for the Baby GO! These are big - 6" long blocks, so it is growing quite fast. The fabric is a Kim Diehl line, by Henry Glass.

They do take lots of pinning,

and lots of pressing (all the seams are pressed to the concave side and the joins "pinwheeled" open), a few little clips help the seam lay flat too.

I am using the Tumbler blocks as "leaders and enders".

This kind of sewing is lots of fun, and makes a nice change from sewing pieced blocks.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Linda said...

I really really love the look of your apple core quilt. That looks like I'm going to have to make one too! Love how scrappy it looks. Love the fabric too!! That was an excellent idea to use your tumblers as Enders and leaders!! You'll have a second quilt done in no time.

liz said...

I am struggling with the apple core pattern. I chose to make mine by hand with paper piecing and I left the cardboard in. It's hard. Now I might try and finish if off differently.

GerryART said...

Crafty leaders and enders.
Great idea = 2-in-1 projects.

Scrappy quilter said...

That's going to turn out great. Oooh to have a GO!! Hugs

Pat said...

Thanks so much for posting pictures of your Apple Core. I've been wondering how it would work up, and am very impressed. Love the idea of the tumbler leader/ender as well.

LiahonaGirl said...

What a great new project! I'm jealous of the Accucut Baby GO. It's on my wish list. I'd love to hear how you are liking it. (You may have already blogged about it, so I'll double check.) My only concern is that it might waste too much fabric while cutting shapes. Is that an issue? (Not that I don't have plenty of fabric to spare!)

Raewyn said...

oh I like it!! The Kim Deihl fabric seems just perfect for the apple cores and the careful pressing and so on is paying off. I cant live without leader and ender projects!!

Wendy said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Hope things are well for you.

Lots hugz!

Julia said...

Love your Apple cores..I did a big AC quilt by making a tiny doll AC quilt...great idea to sew then as leaders and enders..
Yes lots of pressing as you go.

Stitches said...

I really like the Apple Core pattern and your fabric would be a choice I would have made. I have always wanted to make the AC but I think mine will be a doll quilt..I'm getting into the doll quilt mode lately but still haven't made anything. Love your blog and all the information you have on it..thanks.