Thursday, July 7, 2016

Apple Core Quilt & Summer Garden Photos

My Mother and I recently finished a charity lap quilt -


It is an Apple Core quilt that I cut out with the GO!, my Mother pieced it, I quilted it and added the binding, and she stitched the binding down on the back.
The quilt is about 50"x60" - with a layout of 11x13 Apple Cores. The fabric is Ticklish by Me & My Sisters Designs for Moda. I bought a fat quarter pack and 1m for bias binding - we have made one lap quilt and 2 baby quilts.


I used a bright flannel for the backing. The batting is Hobbs Premium Wool batting (so it will shrink a bit when washed, and get nice and soft). The free motion quilting was done with Bottom Line thread (in the top and bottom). I chose a simple meander because I love stitching it, and it is all such a busy quilt needs.


I chose an odd numbered layout this time so all the corners would match when folded  (my Apple Core quilt has an even numbered layout and it bothers me that the edges don't line up).

Because it is summer time here are some garden photos!

the front flower bed
one side
the back 
the new part we did this summer
the back flower bed and herb garden
the vegetable garden - more flowers this year
the other side

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

4 comments:

Ruth said...

The quilt is so cute and his nice that you and your Mother worked together on it. Lovely garden!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Quilt is lovely! Yard is great! So much work!

Rose Marie said...

What a lovely apple core quilt! I'm still working on my split apple core and I just love them so much.

desertskyquilts said...

Really pretty gardens. Your yard looks lovely and inviting.