Apple of My Eye in LOVE THOSE PRECUTS by Annie’s

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Hello Friends!  I had shown you last summer sneak peeks of a quilt I was making using Riley Blake’s Apple of My Eye fat quarters!

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I am happy I can finally show you “Apple of My Eye” in its entirety!  It is featured in “Love Those Precuts“, a newly released Annie’s quilt pattern book.

Apple of My Eye

This was a fun, easy and quick quilt to make.   I thought the snowball blocks made cute sashing accents among the fabric squares.

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The publisher creatively styled the quilt as a child’s bed quilt.  I think it can also be used as a table topper for a spring whimsical themed tea party.

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Here, you can see I have styled the quilt to go with more serious props.  I quickly stole a few minutes from work to set out my props while Miss Baby was resting!  If you had followed me in my early Ivory Spring days, you would know that I used to style my quilts with tableware A LOT more, and always enjoyed it.  Life is just a little bit more complicated for me to play with my dishes now compared to my pre-Miss Baby era.

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The quilting was accomplished with my usual partners in creativity – Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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The quilting motif was inspired by the paisley print on the border fabric.  You can see it better from this picture of the quilt back, and a close up of the fabric print.  I have posted the stitching path of this motif in a Thread Talk post here.

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Here is the question of the day – what dishes (or props) would you use from your stash to go with “Apple of My Eye”?  I would personally like to look in Ellen and Mrs. Magpie‘s stashes to see what else would go with the quilt. ;)

Thanks for stopping by – it’s back to work I go!!

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My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Apple of My Eye” – click on links for more information:

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  2 Wishes, to be posted

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches, to be posted

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna