Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sliced Apples has begun!

For me anyway :)

I have seriously missed the boat on this QAL due to recent events and I am very happy to be getting on with it!  I've never done this kind of block before and I really enjoy learning new things, so although it is simple I am getting a lot of pleasure from it.  They also come together super quick, which is amazing!  I started this weekend making the blocks and I'm already trimming them up.  I'd like to lay them out next weekend to sew together, but that may be ambitious since we are going on vacation tomorrow and Sunday evening will be spent doing all the laundry and unpacking.   We will see.

Super cute!
This past weekend I went home to Lansing to visit my family.  I spent some time with my Grandma Anne and showed her my XMas quilt (which I am binding- I can't wait to show you!).  She was so excited by it!  It made me so happy to see how proud she was of me.  I really want to make her a quilt now.  She is 90 so I think she will be my top priority.  I may or may not give this Sliced Apples quilt to her, though I would love to make a quilt using these blocks forming a diamond which extends.  I don't know if that makes sense or not, but I love the look of the radiating diamond!  I'm guessing it would come together just as quickly.  I'm going to draw it out this week and see if I should buy some fabric :)  You can never have too much you know!  If I end up making that design, I think I found a place that I'm happy with to donate to, but that is for a later time!

DH and I also played in a golf scramble with my Mom and Dad.  We came in last!  I played varsity all 4 years of HS but I have lost so much of it in the last 7 years.  I tend to only get out 2-3 times a year now so I tend to have just as many bad shots as good ones!  It was fun anyways and it made my Dad super happy to be able to spend some times with us :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed making this. HSTs are very versatile and you can make a ton of different quilts with them too. See you soon!!

  2. Ha, I am super behind with the sliced apples qal too! I began making the hst's, and then my machine needed servicing...and then I had a few other things to finish! maybe next month!?


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