"The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down."
- Children's song
Still a work in progress, I thought I would show you my little apple core quilt. Back in March 2007, I cut out 285, 2 inch apple cores. It took me several days to arrange them into rows, as I did not have equal amounts of apple cores in each of the fabrics. This making it a bit of a challenge.
I didn't begin hand piecing until July and over the next month I pieced together nineteen rows. About mid-September I began piecing the rows together. That's when the troubles began. Being so small and all the curves, just holding it was a problem. I had a hard time at the intersections and would sometimes get a stitch or two showing on the top of the quilt. The harder I tried the worse it got. So, needless to say, I spent less and less time working on it.
Once back at it, I decided it was time to finish it. It did get better. I stopped looking at each intersection as I past over them and only had a peek at the end of the rows. All rows were pieced together by the end of May 2008. It wasn't hard to come up with a name for this quilt. Bad Apple sounded about right. Until about a week ago, my apple cores were tucked away. They now hang on my little design wall. So, the question now is.....how should I finish off this quilt?Until next week.....happy quilting!