Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sliced Apples Quilt-a-Long!

I'm so excited! I've joined my first ever Quilt-A-Long!

This is hosted by Pam, of Mama Spark's World. Basically, this just means that a group of people are all working on the same quilt, at their own pace, in the privacy of their homes. I've thought about joining a few, but it's never happened, but then I saw this one. The pattern doesn't seem too tricky, which is good, since I am still an advanced beginner quilter, in my opinion, but it will be good for me to be working along with others, who are more experienced, and will be able to both help and motivate me!

This fabric, called Little Apples, is by a British designer called Aneela Hoey. She blogs here, and has the most lovely fabrics that she's designed! Her other two lines are called Sherbet Pips and A Walk in the Woods. I love all three, but Little Apples is my favorite, as it reminds me of Ramona Quimby! Remember when she ate a bite from every apple?  :)

This is what the finished top will look like-

Isn't it lovely? It will measure at 56" x 68," which is the biggest I'll have ever made! I mostly make baby quilts and smaller, so naturally, this makes me a little nervous  :)  Still though, it will be good for me, I need to do things like this to stretch my skills.

I'll post here about my progress, so check back!

Also, please join in the fun, if you are a quilter, or pass the information along to your quilter friends, as we'd love to have lots of people participating! Apparently there are prizes involved, and who doesn't love a prize once in a while?  :)


1 comment:

Mama Spark said...

Happy to have you on board!!