So, what’s cooking? Apples!

My laptop is back at the service centre and it is really difficult to do a full blogpost on the iPad!
I decided to share a couple of photographs of a quilt I have started quilting today. I got the pattern The Big Apple from the ‘Love of Quilting’ magazine August 2012 issue. It is also available online on the Fons & Porter website.
I wanted a larger quilt, so decided to make it into a 10 x 11 grid which will measure up to a comfortable 89″x 99″. I used fabric from my stash, and that measured up to only 80 apple cores! So I had to add a plain white solid to build up the length.
Here it is all basted and ready for quilting.

I thought a lot about the quilting I wanted to do in it as I do want to practice free motion quilting! After a lot of browsing, I zeroed in on this amazingly beautiful quilting by Joanne of Joanne.threadhead.blogspot
I know my quilting is nowhere half as pretty, but practice is the only way it will get better!


Former banker that I am, I could not but calculate that it will take me more than 70 hours of quilting to finish this at the rate of 3 cores in 2 hours! Add to that 440″ of bias binding, fabric yet to be bought! I think I will end up doing the binding by hand …
If I don’t put it away, I have my work cut out for the next two months at three hours per day!

What have you all been up to? Other than Block Two of the Round the Year quilt, that is?

Author: Mads

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