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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Apple Quilt Block Tutorial


Happy Wednesday Evening to you!

I'm back with another quilt block for my National Days scrap quilt project. This block is for National Vitamin C Day, which was back on April 4th. My plan has always been to make 144 8" blocks and then sash together for a king size scrap quilt. I was doing pretty good keeping up with these as I went along, but then covid happened. Ugh. And now I'm behind with the calendar, but I'm just going to keep plugging along. So here we are with the April blocks and some Vitamin C! Up with Vitamin C! Down with Scurvy! 😃 For this block, I started out thinking citrus, but ultimately ended up with an apple.🍎



Just like the rainbow block from a couple of days ago, I think this one would make a cute quilt by itself, too. Different red shades, green, yellow. All the apple varieties. 

I mocked one up, really quickly. Here's what it would look like. I don't hate it! You'd just need 30 8" apple blocks. No sash. It would be 40 x 48".

                                    

Anyway, hooray for Vitamin C!

Here's how it goes together.



Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (@)
(2) 1 1/4 x 6 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/4"


Fabric B (green leaf):
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


Fabric C (white square):
(1) 1 1/4" sq. (@)


Fabric D (brown stem):
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (~)


Fabric E (apple):
(1) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 2 1/4 x 2 3/4"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 3/4"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/4"







Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





*Using the above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of green Fabric B, and 2 1/2 x 3" rect. of background Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of background Fabric A-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of green Fabric B-right upper corner, and 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of apple Fabric E-long edge at the top.


*Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of green Fabric B-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of background Fabric A-right upper corner, and 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of apple Fabric E-long edge at the top.

*Repeat using 1 1/4" sq. of background Fabric A-left upper corner, 2 1/2" sq. of background Fabric A-right upper corner, and 2 1/2 x 3 3/4" rect. of apple Fabric E-long edge at the top.

*Repeat using 2 1/2" sq. of background Fabric A-left upper corner, 1 1/4" sq. of background Fabric A-right upper corner, and 2 1/2 x 3 3/4" rect. of apple Fabric E-long edge at the top.


*Assemble block as shown below.



You will have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) apple quilt block! 



If you make an apple block or quilt, and post any pictures on social media, please come find me and tag me so I can see. :) @kellifanninquilts on IG, or at my FB page, *HERE*. If you want to see some of these blocks and/or blocks and quilts from the Minecraft, Pokemon, or Harry Potter sew alongs, you can join the FB sew along group, *HERE*

If you're looking for the other National Days blocks and their tutorials, I'm keeping them all organized on the National Days page, *HERE*. Or you can find a link to it under the TUTORIALS tab at the top up there. :)

Thanks for popping in today! I hope your week is going well.

Be back soon with another block or two. 

Happy Stitching!

xoxo


1 comments...:

Kathy E. said...

Thank you, Kelli, for this adorable block! I have lots of teacher friends who would adore this made into a tote, a zipped pouch, a wall hanging, a lunch pad, a hot pad, a pot holder...oh, the list goes on!

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