Upside down Little Apples

I was given 2 seconds to take these pictures before the other fisherman returned to see my husband holding up a quilt.   So those cute little kids are playing ring-around-the-rosies upside down all over the quilt. 

The trickiest part of this quilt for me is spacing all of the colors and fabrics evenly.  It took me a ridiculously long time to lay it out and stare at it before it got sewn together.
And in other exciting news….we caught a fish!  We only had to go fishing 19 times but hey…at least it’s a big fish.  It’s a darn good thing too because my sewing machine is getting dusty.

29 Responses to Upside down Little Apples

  1. Michele August 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I like how the little fisherman matches your pretty quilt!

  2. bethanndodd August 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    So cute (even upside down!). Congrats on catching a fish…hooray! Smiles~Beth

  3. notes of sincerity August 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Congrats on the fish! Yummy! :o)
    That is cute about the quilt being
    upside down!! :o)

  4. POPPY SEED FABRICS August 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I love these fabrics, I just made me a baby quilt out of a charm pack.. I can't wait for the yardage to arrive so I can finished the back.. thanks for sharing!

  5. Sara August 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Men hey! No one can see them with a quilt! lol

    Awesome catch too btw;)

  6. Jovanna August 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Am I confused? I don't see the apple core pattern, so are there apples printed in the fabric?

  7. Brooke August 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Love this post. Very impressive catch too. By the time he is in fourth grade he will have spun that into a tale of catching a four footer. That's what fishermen do, you know. :-)

    I'm feeling your pain, but greatly admiring your commitment to family time. My husband had me stationed in front of the flat screen a few nights ago watching an episode of Swamp People in a valiant effort of "togetherness". No joke. Painful.

    Maybe you could go buy some fish fabric and make a masculine quilt and call that a compromise?? :-)

  8. Mary August 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Love the quilt, even if it *is* upside down. The colors are so happy and bright, and love the prints.

    P.S. Congrats on the fish!


  9. Sasha August 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I love your quilt!! And congrats on that big fish!!!

  10. Kris August 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    I had to laugh. I think my hubby would have rushed to remove himself of quilt holding duties too if his pals were on the horizon about to see him!! Great fish….who caught it?
    Love the quilt top. And wanted to say I did your sprocket pillow, the big one, and it graces my bed in the motorhome. Love it. Makes me smile!

  11. Levin August 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I bought the charm pack yesterday!! I'm planning to make a quilt for a friend's baby (I'm figuring it's pretty unisex).
    So nice to see it looking beautiful – I can't wait to start sewing now.

  12. Nancy D. August 10, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    Love it! It would have taken me forever to get the colors and patterns just right too. Nice fish too!

  13. Live a Colorful Life August 10, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Such a cute quilt! And wow, that's a big fish!

  14. Andrea August 10, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful fisherman

  15. Gayle August 10, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    Beautiful quilt, love the fisherman. I have five grandsons who all love fishing.

  16. pcflamingo August 10, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    Yea for fish! Also, yea for hubbies who hold up quilts for pics. Quilts with feets and fingers are a hoot.

  17. August 10, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    Beautiful as always Allison! I have a question though – when you are selecting your 9 patches in the beginning, do you use a specific grouping order, or just place them randomly till they look right? I never know what is best to make the finished blocks perfect. I'm doing a disappearing nine patch after the Bizzy Kids one I just started, so I'd love to know your thoughts!

    Thanks so much, Leigh

  18. Mrs.Duchworth August 10, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    This is beautiful, I love it! Every time I visit your blog I think it's time for me to try to make a quilt… Hopefully one day soon!

  19. Dirt Road Quilter August 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Tell your husband that 'real men hold quilts'. Grin. Darling quilt any way you look at it! I think I spend more time rearranging blocks in quilts like this than I do sewing, but rest assured, you did a wonderful job! I'm thinking that is a fish worth waiting for!

  20. klee1 August 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Where can we get this quilt pattern? I LOVE IT!

  21. KatieQ August 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    I'm sure this fish will be a memory that lasts a lifetime for your little guy. Some of the sweetest memories of my children's childhood were when we took them fishing.

  22. Mrs M August 11, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Beautiful quilt! Love the colours.

  23. Debbie August 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Darling quilt in a fun setting!

  24. Sarah Craig August 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Love the little quilt – I've got some of that to play with myself, can't wait to start!!

  25. Marydon August 15, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Some bodyy is tickled with that catch! Love the quilt.

    Would you be so kind to (& tell your friends) comment on my BLOG ONLY (emails don’t count), for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  26. Ruth August 16, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I love the colours and prints in this line – and you have put it together really well!

  27. Pati @ A Crafty Escape August 20, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I love how the red pops! Beautiful.

  28. Unknown August 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Darling quilt top!

    Through a friend, my daughter was able to acquire this fabric line ahead of release. She turned it into a quilt she presented to me before she left for college. I'd never been given a quilt before and to say it brought me to tears is an understatement. I love the fabric, but of course, it's the love she poured into it as she secretly made it for me.

  29. Lil Miss Red T-Shirt November 3, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Fun quilt!

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