20.10.14

Apple picking quilt


Apple picking quilt in butter cream, and sunny yellow patches is ready to flap its wings to a new home.   ( ^ v ^ )


We missed going to the farm to pick apples this year, but looking at the bunnies, farm house and fruit trees in this quilt gave me lot of the same enjoyment.


I can almost smell crisp green apples on trees, hear the sounds of ripening red apples falling to the ground, rustle in the bushes where bunnies are hiding and also lively piglets snorting and chomping in their pen..


Fluffy blue clouds passing along and bright balloons floating above make it more fun to be outdoors for the visitors.


Elephants are busy busy filling the trolleys with fruit, only these turtles are having the luxury to stare at the colorful sky.


Even worms are sneakily munching away on the apples. Before we can count 1, 2, 3.. a whole apple is gone! When I found a Shinzi Katoh linen tape with green apples in my trim box, I got excited and appliquéd it here on the side. I think the farmer might be really sad to see that :(


For the side borders and sashing I used Nani Iro Pocho, it has silver dots on pale lavender. I tried few options for the binding, but only this Nani Iro stripe in shades of red and pink felt right. These two fabrics are cotton double gauze. Backing fabric is tiny red dots on white. 

The focus print that I cut out squares from is by Puti de pome. It is a linen cotton mix and slightly thicker than regular cotton. Border print is also another Japanese import fabric but I am not sure of the maker. 
Quilt size is around 42" x 50".  ( ' u ' )

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great start into week!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your quilts always tell the most wonderful stories but I love hearing you tell them too! A yummy quilt!!!

Andres said...

So pretty!

Candace said...

What a delightful quilt, Pratima! Apples are my favorite fruit, too. I'm sad to hear you weren't able to go to the orchard this year, too! Thankfully you had good apple memories while making the quilt!
Cheers!

Michaelanne said...

Your quilts always bring me a smile!! You certainly have the BEST fabrics!! Love the GREEN apples:)) SO SWEET!!

Maureen T. said...

Your quilt is so cute!! It looks really warm and cuddly too!