Sunday, December 8, 2013

Susan's Apple Quilt

Sometimes you see a quilt and you immediately know who should have one just like it.

This apple quilt was that quilt.

My DIL, Susan, needed this quilt so I made one for her birthday.  This is how it looked before quilting and binding.

I included a special label on the scrappy back.

The apples are a variety of reds with a green a several yellow ones thrown in for interest. The backgrounds and sashing are a variety of shirting prints.

The backing is red . . .

with a green stripe  down the center.

This is a cozy quilt.  Once again, I machine quilted it as I continue to practice.  It's not perfect but it is okay.

It has a scrappy green binding including the left over fabric from the leaves.  All the leaves and stems were hand appliqued onto the apples.  I really like the half square outer border which is a mix of apple fabrics and background and sashing fabrics.

I think she liked it.  Doesn't it just look like it belongs to her in her home?  This was a very fun and satisfying project.

1 comment:

Susan said...

In fact, she ADORES it. And feels very lucky to be the recipient of such a beautiful and thoughtful gift :)