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.
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.
I grabbed some Kona white, some graphic bright prints and started playing.
As I finish a block it goes up on the design wall with the others.
Slowly but surely a quilt top is starting to emerge.
The blocks are all different shapes and sizes so the layout will be free form.
And there will be a lot of white used as the background fabric.
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”
This looks like it is going to be adorable!
Holy moly, those are adorable! I bought a few prints of Appleville because I thought it was so cute, now I wish I would have bought the cheater print!
Cheater print… I knew there was a name for the type of print but could not for the life of me think of it this morning. Thank you…. it was driving me CRAZY.
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 http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts
You really figured out a way to make it work.! These are adorable.
Thanks Cindy. I think this could be a really cute quilt when done.
Darling blocks, really!
Those are adorable!
Your blocks are so whimsical and sweet! This quilt is going to make some little girl really happy.
Oh, my!! It looks like it will be perfect!
So cute! are those all fussy cuts, or do they come in a panel that you can cut apart?
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.
What darling blocks. This is going to be adorable.
me encanta ,me parece perfecto las telas ,los colores y la coordinacion es precioso , ¿ de donde son las telas ?
Me dieron el tejido en el 2011 en Fabric.com. Es Appleville por Suzy Ultman y sé que algunas tiendas online siguen vendiendo.
Oh, this is adorable! I love it! And I love that fabric! 🙂 This is going to be a super fun quilt.
I love this! So cute and what a great idea for the fabric.
So adorable! You did an incredible job of finding the perfect fabric to go with each of the fussy cuts. It sings happiness!
It looks like it is going to be a beautiful quilt – so fun and colorful for a child!
This is too stinking cute! You are really setting the panels off with your stash fabrics. This will make some child very happy!
I love how the choices of framing fabrics set off each focus center so well! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
This is great. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
perfect way to make those little characters shine!!
Love the fussy cut! It’s so adorable.
Cute fabric and perfect way to use it!
At first I thought “where on earth can she go with that fabric?”, but trust you to find the most fitting fabrics for the borders. Can’t wait to see the end result 🙂
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
Teje. Thanks for the kind comments. I am so glad I found your blog. Your use of colour is fabulous and your Forest QAL quilt is divine.
So fun! I love that little birdie block.
Wow! I’m having some serious Appleville envy here! Love the blocks. Everyone says it will make a kid very happy, but if it were me I’d keep it for myself 🙂
I absolutely adore this!!! How fabulous!!!
I love this fabric. Suzy Ultman’s fabric is always surpirsing! Can’t wait to see your quilt finished!
This is going to be one sweet little quilt 🙂 I think I’ll look at “picture” fabric differently now 🙂
I working with these prints has been much harder than I thought it would be. But the quilt top is looking cute.
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.
Beverly I just posted my finished quilt, so take a look. Hopefully it will inspire you.