Saturday, August 10, 2013

An apple for the teacher?

This month we are playing with red over at the rainbow scrap challenge. First I made my 16 patch from my pile of red/maroon scraps.


Angela mentioned apple peels in a comment last week on my 'orange' peels and that got me thinking. Why not make a little wall hanging with apples. Then the mind started racing.........

I remembered a quilt I've thought was so cute in a Quick Quilts magazine - September 1999. Hmmmm lots of little 2 inch squares.



Or, I could always applique some apples down onto a background and then have a second setting block either in a snowball - red with cream corners (a little hand quilting of an apple in there?) or a nine patch of some red squares? I have a feeling this pile of red will turn into some form of the above for a little back to school wall hanging. I found this neat apple on a coloring page here, that would fit great into a 5.5 or 6 inch block printed at 50%. Do I want to applique or piece? That is the question.


Head on over to SoScrappy and see what others are doing with their red bits of fabric today.

10 comments:

  1. A little apple wall hanging would be so cute - for back to school or even just fall (for those of us who no longer have to worry about sending littles back to school). I love your red 16-patch! I don't have a lot of red in my stash ... I need to remedy that! ;-)

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  2. Looks like a fun project in the works. You will be needing a new applique project when all those orange peels are done. Apples are perfect for back to school.

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  3. You are on a creative roll! Enjoy!

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  4. That's a good idea. Red makes me think of hearts and apples.

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  5. Oh boy...it is so exciting and fun when inspiration hits!

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  6. I look forward to seeing what you decide!

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  7. I look forward to seeing how your plan comes together.

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  8. lovely idea. look forward to seeing it come together!

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  9. Great pile of red and the block. Love your apple idea.

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