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April 2015 entries

Apple Core Quilt

My quilt top arrived from Crinkle Love and I'm so pleased with the results.
The quilt pattern I used was from Sweet Jane Quilts from THIS book. I am guessing it's also in this one as well as the first was a collective.

For the quilting I picked apples to compliment the apple cores it took me forever to commit but I couldn't be happier with my choice.

I'm still deciding on what to bind it with (maybe scrappy?) but have until Mother's Day to get it done so I'm not really rushing.
 I'm still trying to finish Gardenvale.


Patchwork City - Forest Park

Most of the Patchwork City Quilt-a-Long action has been happening on Instagram. I didn't realize there was a need to post it here until some people were lost and sent messages asking questions.  I decided I'll be posting each block we've done here over the next few weeks.
This is a great time to catch up if you got behind (or haven't started)!

The first block is Forest Park and involves paper piecing. I didn't know how to paper piece before I started on this book so I did the whole adding seam allowance to the templates etc.

Here was the before trimming shot ( a lot of wasted fabric).

Here was how it looked after trimming. It's a little skimpy on one of the sides but still okay looking.

I decided then to learn how to paper piece and it's really not hard. It just takes concentration and patience.

I used this tutorial to get started:

If you want to fussy cut I cut an extra template out and traced around the spot I needed



It's still got some "special" areas but for a first paper piecing attempt I am not complaining.


Visit Kylie's blog here I think she's already started documenting her blocks and is ahead of me. I'll post the next one sometime this weekend.

Some other projects coming up-
Since we've slowed down on our fabric shops that has left us with more time for sewing!

*We are about to sew a Jen Kingwell pattern from the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania!
*I've started another Instagram quilt a long from Chuck Nohara 2001 Patchwork Patterns book (I'll post about that soon)
*Bee blocks have started rolling in. I was the queen bee last month so will post about the lovely blocks I've received so far.

Thanks for reading! :)