Its hard to believe that its been a month since I last blogged. In the last month Melbourne weather has gone from Winter to Spring! We have been out and about getting some much needed warmth. Spring is my favourite season. Spring means green leaves, flowers, birds, sunshine, brunch outside and walks in the park - minus needing sunscreen and a hat!
Over the last month I have found time to design and sew a new quilt. I feel in love with the Little Apples fabric range the minute I saw it, and spent the next three months waiting in anticipation for it to hit the shelves. The mixture of red, aqua and grey (not to mention apples!!) is a winning combination for me. I used a layer cake, minus the green colour way which I have kept aside to use later. I wanted to let the fabric speak for itself in this quilt, so I have attempted to create a story with each of the centre blocks, seperating each with simple white sashing.
It came together like a dream and normally the machine quilting is my least favourite part of construction, but not for this one. I kept it simple outlining each of the centre squares and around the white sashing. The backing is a grey Kona Solid. Very proud of my Little Apples creation.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
(Yah for sunshine in Melbourne ..... did I mention its finally Spring?)
Measurements: 41.5 inches by 51 inches
Fabric: Little Apples Layer Cake by Aneela Hoey
Backing: Kona Grey
Binding: Remix in Red
Quilting: Machine quilting by me with simple outlining of the blocks and centre squares
Check out Annela's Flickr Site for more Little Apples designs