Tuesday, March 15, 2011

APPLE CORE!!!! WHO'S YOUR FRIEND!!

Remember the cartoon with Chip and Dale. When I was younger I saw an episode where one of them was saying "Apple Core, who's your friend" and then throwing the apple core at the other. At the time I thought it was sooooooo funny.


I guess you would have had to been there!

So....I was doing the towels last night (finished....yahoooo)....and to the side I could hear that Apple Core die beckoning me to come,

use me,

cut your scraps....

I need another project like I do a snickers bar.....

But....it kept calling me.....and well....what is a gal to do?

I answered the call.






I cut out the cores last night and sewed two rows together and finished this top this afternoon. I am doing a flannel back so I am waiting for it to wash (wanted to preshrink it).....

I have enough cores left for another small quilt.

You say, Barb,

why do you make so many small quilts?

That is a good questions.

I do make some large ones as well but I have personal need for the smaller ones. For some reason they go like hot cakes around here and so I just like to have them on hand, to sell, giveaway, charity, whatever and whenever the need arises....


31 comments:

JustCindy said...

So pretty! I need to make smaller quilts, I would have more finished projects that way.

Rumi said...

Love the quilt Barb!

Apple core
Furthermore
Who's your friend...

wackywoman said...

Well, those small quilts are just darn cute is all I got to say. I must say, I don't remember that game. London Bridges was mine or hopscotch or jacks. What ever happened to jacks or pick-up-sticks?

Mary L. said...

Love the apple core quilt. Are you sewing them together by hand or machine? Whatever you are doing looks great!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Sweet! Love it Barb! I like making smaller quilts too, but that's because I'm hyper and can't wait to get to the next thing. ;)
xx, shell

kpaints said...

That is so adorable...love it too!

Rachel said...

Really cool, Barb! I like the small projects, too, for the almost-instant gratification.

Sandy said...

Cute apple core quilt...have not attempted that one yet. I love small quilts too!

Deanna said...

We always said, "Apple core...Baltimore...who's your friend" Pity the "friend." My brother threw HARD.

Little or big, a quilt is a quilt. Looks good to me.

Carolyn said...

Yep...there you go again. Making me feel like a slug. LOL Seriously, that is just the neatest quilt. You never cease to amaze me. Can I be you when I grow up? Oh wait..I'm already grown up. Darn!! PLEASE come to Texas and motivate me. I promise I'll feed ya good. ;)

Gene Black said...

Apple Core!!! Who's your friend??

I am that's who.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like to make smaller projects too. It feels good to get something finished. I have lots of larger UFO's that I really need to tackle.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb, You blow me away! Do you ever sleep! it looks great!!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice Barb. I have never done one of the apple core ones, but I suppose the cutting is a breeze with the GO.

Cheryl Willis said...

I cut out an apple core this week too! great minds think alike, mine will have to wait a bit to get sewn. cw

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Very pretty. You are just too creative for me these days! I can't keep up. lol

John'aLee said...

I love the way you act on an urge! You are an inspiration to us all!

Terry said...

Love the apple core quilt! We still have that cartoon on video around here somewhere! LOL

Fiesta said...

Barb, I too wondered what you do with the little quilts. Thank you for sharing the answer with us. I finally used my die cutter today for a valentine wall hanging for my daughters new house. gosh, what a mess I made, but it sure beat cutting out flowers. Now to applique them. Die you applique the cores to a background or piece them? It seems complicated mi amiga.

Melissa said...

Curves scare me. But I have one of those curve feet like Gene has. I'm going to have to give it a try. I like the scrappy apple core.

Penny said...

I love it! Does it involve hand stitching the cores or you machine them? I love making small quilts too...aka table runners and placemats ;)

Yvette said...

What a great stash buster! It looks great!

Karen K said...

Love your apple cores!!! Also love that you made me remember that Chip and Dale cartoon! My boys used to love that so much and we still do the line from that when we get together!!! Thanks for the great memory!!

JJ said...

That is so cool. I like it, I do, I do.

QuiltSue said...

That looks great and will be wonderful with a flannel backing to make it soft and cuddly.

Barbara said...

I also love the small ones, Barb, especially after doing so many larger ones. This one is very nice -- kind of scrappy looking, love that!

Regina said...

Barb, that looks great! I've always liked the apple core pattern but haven't seen many finished tops that I've liked with it. Yours is SO nice! Love it!

Crispy said...

Great quilt Barb. It always amazes me how easy you make sewing curves via machine look.

Crispy

andsewon said...

Apple Core scrap quilt. Neatorama!!
Maybe we need to do a GO!shape swap...;-)

Corrie said...

okay, maybe I'm ready to try the apple core next. I don't love curves, but you are inspiring me!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Love your little apple core quilt. I have that die but haven't taken it out of the wrapping yet. Maybe I will play with it today...