Love Apples was a complete creative trip. Working with Apple of My Eye by The Quilted Fish was so inspiring. (Really, all of her fabric is inspiring!) I wanted to show as much as possible of her playful fabric and use a wide assortment of prints from the collection, like a fruity rainbow! (Did I get that from a kid’s cereal commercial or something?)
With that in mind, I started with a row of pieced apple blocks. From there, the rainbow magic was worked in with simple rows of "falling leaf" blocks.
With all those colors and shapes worked in, it didn't need much more than a simple top and bottom border to frame it, and I love how the red sashing and borders brightens it even more.
The small apple stem applique finishes it off, and voila, summer quilt goodness.
I hope you enjoy Love Apples!
Need a summer read to go along with your freshly made Love Apples quilt? I think Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree is very apropos!