Some Appleville fun

This week I found in my stash a yard of fabric I bought a year or so ago because I fell in love the artwork on it.  It from Suzy Ultman’s “Appleville” range for Robert Kaufman.

suzy ultman fabric

I often buy fun printed fabric because I love it, but do not really know what I am going to do with it.  I struggled a lot with this fabric in particular because it is blocks of different prints, not an overall pattern.    I know I could have cheated and just used it as part of a backing fabric, but that would not show the fun prints off to their best advantage.

So this week to challenge myself, I pulled the fabric out of my stash, determined to make a quilt out of it.  I cut the individual printed sections of the fabric out and went to work.

modern kids quilt block

I grabbed some Kona white, some graphic bright prints and started playing.

Appleville block 2

As I finish a block it goes up on the design wall with the others.

Appleville block 5

Slowly but surely a quilt top is starting to emerge.

Appleville block 1

The blocks are all different shapes and sizes so the layout will be free form.

Appleville block 6

And there will be a lot of white used as the background fabric.

Appleville block 3

But in the end I hope to have a fun quilt top finished, quilted and bound for Friday.

Wish me luck…


37 thoughts on “Some Appleville fun

  1. Wishing you good luck, not that I think you need it with all the talent you have. I love your sweet blocks and am sew glad you found that fabric tucked away in your stash and were inspired. I am doing a free-form quilt right now, too! Looking forward to seeing your progress, Cath! Hope you don’t mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at

    • They are a cheater print. The first photo shows how the are all printed on the same yardage of fabric. I have never used anything like this before but have a few more cheaters in my stash.

  2. Hi! I’m happy you visited my blog and left lovely comment so I found your beautiful blog! First I love your header! And this quilt is going to be adorable! Those wonderful pictures are ‘screaming’ to play with matching colours as you do! Fantastic fabric! x Teje

  3. I love this and bought it also. I am new to quilting and would love to know what you end up with. I am just finishing my first quilt.

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