Thursday, February 6, 2014

apple core!


While I'm talking about curves and my GO! cutter, I have a finished quilt to share, that turned out really great.  I worked hard on this quilt for a while and then we moved (the move before this last move) and I lost my motivation to sew rounded seams, and it was put away for a long time.  When I finally decided to just finish it, it actually went together really fast and turned out really great.

I used fabric from Denyse Schmidt's line, Hope Valley, this line has really grown on me.  I vacillated between loving it and not loving it, but in the end, I really like it.  The colors are unique and work so well with each other and with so many other fabrics.

I started out pinning my apple cores, and then stopped...I've said it before, I don't like pinning.  Perfection is not worth the effort.  It all ended up coming together just fine, and I'm sure I owe that to the GO! cutter.

I backed it in the ubiquitous numbers print from IKEA, which I love,

 and bound it in a black and white stripe.  (for my birthday last year, my sister in law sent me a LONG roll of black and white bias binding, all sewn up and ready to use.  Isn't that the best gift?  I need to remember it).

12 comments:

Kate said...

I love this, really beautiful! Love Denyse Schmidt's fabrics. Good work.:)

Chris said...

Really, really love this one!!!!

patchworkdelights said...

Really really love this, this is a dream quilt! Gorgeous!

Lorna McMahon said...

Piecing curves = true quilt love! Beautiful finish! You should be proud!

Carla said...

This is brilliant! Perfect binding too

Jane said...

That quilt is really beautiful! The colours are so bright in a way that reminds me of spring, and then tessellated curves are a beautiful way to show them off.

beth lehman said...

beautifully done!! i love this line so much... i might still have a bunch hoarded....!!!

Linda M said...

"Perfection is not worth the effort." My newest quote. I'm shocked you used pins. Ha ha

Katie said...

love the apple core quilt -- I have this die but have not tried it out yet.

Margreth said...

The apple core quilt is like a dream! A lovely scrapy look!

quiltyknitwit said...

All of your quilts are stunningly gorgeous! Very inspiring to read your blog & see your finished projects.

erica e said...

love this classic pattern. its on my 'to make someday' list. I'm with you on this fabric. its great, but it also pushes my normal color scheme out of my comfort zone. that is a good thing for creativity though, right!

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