Monday, November 18, 2013

Finished Apple-licious Quilt

I'm just popping in to finally share this fun quilt I finished about a week or two ago.  I've been at the very end of a tight deadline (like writing instructions for 10 hours straight-multiple days in a row kind of deadline and I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I can't wait to share what I've been working on one of these days :)).

Anyways, you  may remember from my last post that I started and finished this quilt, designed by the Miss Lori Holt.

 The pattern is from her new book titled, Quilty Fun.  And really, it WAS so much fun to make!

Each little apple is made with a different fabric. 
And ps., we still have a few kits left at Just Sew. 
Call 801-492-7929 if you're interested.  They can ship.

 I had my quilter use my favorite little swirly design in lieu of a stipple.

Even though my back is so simple, I love it.  I loved mixing the two different polka dot prints and it feels good to put some of my leftovers to use.

This scrappy border was really fun to make.  Lori's instructions for everything were so perfect and easy to follow.  And clever!  Man that girl is one smart cookie.  I would have never thought to piece it the way she tells you to do it in the book.  Clever, I tell ya.

I bound it using Vanessa Christenson's Simply Style green textured print.

It's the perfect quilt for this time of year. I've got a whole box of apples sitting in my garage just begging me to make THIS pie with!

So are you making anything apple-y these days? Do share!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber


Michelle Jensen said...

Oh I love this quilt!! You did such a great job and the fabrics all go so perfect together :) Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

I'm so in love with this. What could be better on a fall day than to wrap up in this quilt and eat an apple.

I am Just One Mom said...

gosh this is cute! love the apple cores.

Amber said...

Thanks Michelle! It was really fun to make!

And Lisa,

You're so healthy! I can think of a few better things, like apple pie, apple cobbler, carmel apple cheesecake bars...LOL

Thanks for your good example :)

Amber said...

I Am Just One Mom,

Thanks! They're a fun added touch aren't they!?!

Happy quilting!


Hannele said...

Oh, what a beautifully fresh quilt!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a happy, fun quilt.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I so want to make this quilt for my classroom. It came out absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

Carla said...

So fun! The fabrics are all so cute. Love the gingham apples

Amy DeCesare said...

I just love this sweet quilt! I'm enjoying my Quilty Fun book beyond my expectations. I think I might have to make one of these quilts someday to keep for myself. I live in a neighborhood called Apple Hill, so that would be perfect.

DianeY said...

So cute! I'm doing her Quilt-along now and made the apples (4 of them only) the first week so it's fun to see a whole orchard of them!

miss jamee said...

this is stunning. a must have. oh the yearning just to order the kit, and the book! but alas, must wait for the new year...

Amber said...


Thank you! I think Lori is all about fun! I loved making one of her designs!

Happy quilting!

Amber said...


Oh you should! It would be perfect for a classroom! And so cheery!

Happy quilting!

Amber said...


Thanks. That gingham is fabulous, isn't it? And perfect for this quilt.

Have a great day!


Oh, yes. You definitely need to make one! Just do it!!!

Happy quilting!


I need to do a little catch up on the quilt along. My blocks don't need to be done until the 15th week (or something like that) but I really want to make all the other blocks too! Just gotta finish up this work for my deadline. Soon. Very soon... :)

Have fun!

Amber said...

Miss Jamee (and anyone else who's interested):

If you order the book and kit through Just Sew (a fabric store in Utah) they will give you 10% off the book price. There phone number is 801-492-7929.

It's worth it too! They give you the exact amount of fabric that you need. If you bought what the material list calls for you end up paying about double.

Books always tell you to buy more than you actually need (to allow for shrinkage and straightening).

The kit is a great price!


Cynthia said...

It's gorgeous, I'm jealous! I really want to make that quilt but it will have to wait til the new year! Too busy sewing for Christmas right now.

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm going to make this quilt. It is so fun making the apples.

Stephanie said...

So Adorable! I hope mine is as cute as yours, I love the kit! Thanks for putting all the pieces together and I love the swirl stitching, great idea!

Amber said...

Yes it is :) One of the funnest quilts I've made in a while.

Hope you're doing well Nanette!


Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous... I love your apple quilt! And the photos are amazing too!

Amber said...


Aw thanks! I am not the best photographer so I appreciate your kind words!

Happy quilting!


Marilyn Yoder said...

Absolutely Darling!!!! I just love it...Perfect for this time of the year...

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

I love this! I'm gonna have to make one, too. I did Lori's row along, and am now doing the Quilty Fun sew along. That mitten runner is next on my list... and now I need to add the apples!

Christine S said...

So cute and great colors!!

Quiltstory said...

So darling!! Patters writing is the worst!!! Love tin

Thimbleanna said...

Very sweet Amber -- I love that you threw that little touch of pink in there!

Caroline said...

This is so pretty and your mix of fabrics is gorgeous!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely!
Greetings from Finland! :)
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

Manhattan Image and Style said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love it! :)

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QuiltingRage said...

I'm getting ready to start this quilt now. Love the quilting! Thanks for sharing!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I LOVE your applelicious quilt! The colors are wonderful! Now I want to make one!!!!!

Amber Johnson said...

Quilts And Pieces,

Thank you! And we have kits (just like mine) at the fabric store I work at . You can call there and they can ship it, if you're interested. Just Sew in Highland, UT. 801-492-7929