Welcome to the Little Green Apples blog hop hosted by the queen of blog hops, Carol. You can find Carol blogging at Just Let Me Quilt. Happy second day of spring!
Aurifil Thread for piecing and quilting.
AccuQuilt Canning Jar die 8′ finished
Today I am sharing my second finish with the the new Fruits and Veggies Collection designed by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. It shipped last month to shops and if you’re looking for green fabric, well, this is tops on my list of greens. The first quilt I made using it was for my new great nephew, my first completed bubble quilt.
For March Island Batik challenge finish was left up to the ambassadors. We could make anything any size.
Guess what? It also has little green apples.
Recently I received the AccuQuilt Canning Jar die and as soon as Fruit and Veggies arrived there was no doubt in my mind that it would be paired with the Canning Jar. I should mention, for half full jars you will need to sew strips together before running them your cutter.
I haven’t made many quilts with a black background but when I do, Hobbs Black Batting is perfect because I don’t end up with white pokies and the flying white lint on my top, just flyaway threads. For my border I used an AccuQuilt die and turned the blocks until I was happy with the layout.
I was running out of time and had other commitments so I didn’t worry that the inner border wasn’t exactly symmetrical. Green is tops on the list of my favorite colors and this one will be well loved right here in my home. Keeping with the theme of the hop, I added four machine applique apples.
These greens paired with the black background almost makes the quilt look like it is glowing, hmm, I will take a look at it in the dark, lol. As usual, the wind wasn’t cooperating for photos which is the norm around my house. What I wouldn’t have given for the landscape to be green and used as a backdrop to really show off the colors, instead you get a little of my green roof peaking through.
Thank you Carol for another fun hop. See other blogs posting today (links below) or the entire hop schedule jump over to Just Let Me Quilt.