So, what’s cooking? Apples!

My laptop is back at the service centre and it is really difficult to do a full blogpost on the iPad!
I decided to share a couple of photographs of a quilt I have started quilting today. I got the pattern The Big Apple from the ‘Love of Quilting’ magazine August 2012 issue. It is also available online on the Fons & Porter website.
I wanted a larger quilt, so decided to make it into a 10 x 11 grid which will measure up to a comfortable 89″x 99″. I used fabric from my stash, and that measured up to only 80 apple cores! So I had to add a plain white solid to build up the length.
Here it is all basted and ready for quilting.

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I thought a lot about the quilting I wanted to do in it as I do want to practice free motion quilting! After a lot of browsing, I zeroed in on this amazingly beautiful quilting by Joanne of Joanne.threadhead.blogspot
I know my quilting is nowhere half as pretty, but practice is the only way it will get better!

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Former banker that I am, I could not but calculate that it will take me more than 70 hours of quilting to finish this at the rate of 3 cores in 2 hours! Add to that 440″ of bias binding, fabric yet to be bought! I think I will end up doing the binding by hand …
If I don’t put it away, I have my work cut out for the next two months at three hours per day!

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What have you all been up to? Other than Block Two of the Round the Year quilt, that is?

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