Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Slice "DICED" Apples for QAL Finished


My Sliced Apples QAL quilt is finished. I renamed it, Sliced Diced Apples, because the batik fabrics I used reminded me of apples. The batiks used in the backing made me think of citrus. Fruit salad would also be a good name for this quilt, but I've been calling it Sliced Diced Apples for so long I'm going to keep that name.
All the batiks for this quilt came from my batik stash. They were either bought on sale or with coupons. I had enough of the light green batik fabric to make the inner border in the quilt top and the outer border in the quilt backing. I had enough of the batik used to make the lighter diagonals in the center quilt top to also bind the quilt.
When I quilted Sliced Diced Apples, I extended the lines of the "stitch in the ditch" quilting method of the center blocks and diagonals on into the outer border. The quilt looked nice after I finished sewing on the binding, but after a good washing to remove the basting spray and drying in the clothes dryer, this quilt really came to life. The "stitch in the ditch" red diagonals popped.
Sliced Diced Apples finished at about 50 1/2" x 61 1/2".

12 comments:

scraphappy said...

Wow, that came together in a hurry. It seems like you just started it yesterday. Love the backing fabric.

Impera_Magna said...

So beautiful.... congratulations on your latest finish! I'm really digging the straight-line quilting thing....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wow, you are all done with yours. It came out delightful - diced apples is just what it reminds me of, too. Nicely done.

Tonya said...

Very nice, love it.

Exuberant Color said...

Your quilt turned out great. You were brave to border the back and keep it straight while quilting.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Great job! Great back! Nice quilting!

Diana and LaDonna said...

Love the batiks, that back fabric is stunning! I like the name of this quilt.

LaDona

KatieQ said...

The colors in this quilt are fabulous. The shading is amazing. It makes it look very different from the original QAL quilt. If you had not written it, I would not have guessed that was the back. It looks great with the light green border. Sliced, Diced Apples is a perfect name. This would be a good quilt to enter in a show.

Faye said...

Beautiful! The backing is lovely, such nice colours in it.

Connie said...

It is really beautiful and I love the backing fabric too! How neat to use all batiks from your stash!

Marina said...

"Delicious" sliced apple indeed! Great job!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oh, I love this quit! I am really impressed that you were able to center the backing to match so very well. That's not an easy feat!

Love the colors and I am a big fan of your purple house and hot pad...my fav color!

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