The newest temperature rosette is ready to be stitched to it's background. I went thru my scraps and pulled light to dark Aquas as we head back into those temperatures. We are thankful that it is warming up gradual so all that snow melts off slowly to prevent flooding. Between the three big storms in March, we had a total of 72" - a LOT of snow.
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I had pulled out my box of apple fabrics to find something to go with those boxed squares made last week. Quite a variety and some very vintage pieces in there as well.
A night photo indoors - not good. But you get the idea and I will get a better picture in natural lighting when done. The block with the HSTs was in with the print that had such a pretty orchard scene, so I used it. There is enough of that with another large piece to make the back. I'm deciding if this needs a border and if so, what will I use.
A closer look at this wonderful print. I fussy cut two large pieces and there are mixes of other fun orchard bits I found in that box.
Not that I want Fall to come around so fast, but I love apple picking time. And do you see the two black cats? Had to have kitties on my orchard.
And there are a few flock of sheep mixed in just for fun.
There was a green, blue, and brown print of Deb Strain's 'Apple Crisp' that I made extra boxed squares with and I thought this was the perfect name for this quilt. The vintage brown I would have loved for the border, but you can see the flaws in this - they run pretty regular, thus not able to use as well as I know the fabric is just too fragile.
This is Debby Kratovil's 'Adinkra' quilt pattern that she had as a BOM last year (or year before?). These are African symbols and was inspired by her trip to Africa. I made little tribal dolls with fabric that a friend brought me from Africa. I need to put setting triangles on them so I can get this quilt put together at last.
Please disregard the torn plastic table cloth - compliments of Bella and why I use plastic table clothes. I pulled my tote of solids, but there really isn't large pieces in here for corners as well as I am not sure this is how I want to head. Would any one like some solid scraps? Seriously - they need to go out the door so just put in your comment 'me please' and I will pull a name next Wednesday.
I think I need to do some fabric shopping to make this quilt have the right look. Any suggestions or on-line shops to pick up some regional prints?
Since my plan A is a bust, I think I will pull a baggy of gifted scraps yet to be sorted and play with bow ties. They were my block for the month and I have not made a single one yet. So plan B is my play date.