“Crabapples” – My Summer Sewing Project


My twenty-five blocks are on the design wall. I cut a directional green print for setting triangles, an orange/red Moda marble for sashing, and a golden yellow tonal for cornerstones. It’s looking good! All I need is a few hours of free time . . .

Crabapples Nine Patch borderBonnie Hunter’s “Crabapples” design, published in Adventures with Leaders and Enders, has a very scrappy “Nine Patch” pieced border. I was all set to skip this border because I had purchased a leaf print for my outer border, but my friend Lori encouraged me by saying the pieced border really adds to the loveliness of the quilt. And then I remembered the stack of “Nine Patches” I received in a guild exchange. Using the exchange blocks saved me lots of time when piecing the border.

Next I will add a narrow orange/red border and the leaf print for a wide outer border.

You can read about the beginning of my “Crabapples” quilt here and here.

5 thoughts on ““Crabapples” – My Summer Sewing Project

  1. Your quilt is looking awesome! I love the colors and scrappy look. I agree with Lori that the nine patch border adds a special touch.

  2. I’m loving how you used your nine patch blocks! I’m still searching for the right use and setting for mine. I may go with something simple! Thanks for showing us your crabapple quilt. It’s beautiful!

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