Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quilting Apples

Today I started machine quilting the apple core quilt.

I am using an allover apple, feather and echoing design.

I drew out a couple of options before I decided which one I liked.

I am using an apple design I cut out of cardboard to trace around, so that the apples are consistent, but the rest of the designs are free hand.

This is the flannel back - I am also adding some free hand apple cores. The batting is wool, and I am using a copper coloured Aurifil thread in the top and bobbin.

When I have finished the quilt I will post a tutorial on how I made it - so there will be more details later.

The rain has stopped so I managed to get a bit of planting done today.

More tulips - just because I love the colours of these ones.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

corina said...

Gosh those apples are cute! I was wondering how you were going to quilt it. Perfect!

Mary Ann & Mother said...

I just love your apples - some eaten, some plump, some with one bite...creates tremendous interest, plus the wool batting you've chosen provides a very nice loft.

Scrappy quilter said...

Love the quilting. Love it even more that the rain has stopped. I'm so tired of rain. Hopefully we will get some nice warm weather and some sunny days here on out. Hugs

Sheila said...

gorgeous, i love how you are quilting it,

Renée's Country Quilts said...

I love how it is looking. You are so very talented and resourceful!
Thank You for sharing!
Renee

Desley said...

The apple cores are great. I love how you have quilted them.

Joan said...

Now those apple cores are wonderful - I love how some have been eaten and some have just a bite :) Looks really great!!!

Denise said...

A wondeful quilting, I wait to read more.
Thanks in advance for tutorial!

joan said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love your quilting...

Cathy said...

Your talent knows no bounds. Your quilting is beautiful. Hugs

jillyヅ said...

Oh Joanne, your sense of humor really came out on this quilting;-) Love the apple that has more than a few bites taken out of it.

Love your new profile photo too.

blessings, jilly

Deanna said...

Your quilting is amazing! What a remarkable pattern you have created.

Sue Daurio said...

those apples are adorable!! I love the one with a bite out of it. So creative!

Linda said...

Awesome design! It looks gorge!!

Myra said...

another awesome job of quilting Joanne! You are a pro! 8-)

Julia said...

love the quilting Joanne...so very creative..
Julia ♥