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…