Wednesday, April 09, 2008


I made a visit to my LQS last week. I found the apples fabric on the discount shelf. Just had to have it. Almost four yards. How would it look in a four posy patch? Have you ever made a table cloth? How do you do it? Just like any other quilt? What kind of batting?

I also dumped out the bag of orphans I had started in Florida. I tried to do some
arranging on my big ironing board. I just don't know. I guess I need to get out my improvised design wall and put it up. Then I saw how Finn was making rows of orphans. Hey, would that work? I made two rows. They are about 40 inches long and 4/1/2 inches wide. I thought they would be set horizontally but I like the looks of them vertically. I enjoy making orphans but find it hard to figure out what to make to put them together. Any ideas?

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Libby said...

Those apples will be lots of fun to work with . . . even better knowing they came from the sale bin *s*

Finn said...

Hi Katie, love your apples. I think they would make a wonderful table quilt Make it just like a snuggle quilt, in whatever size the table is, plus 'drop'.
I used a Fairfield Traditional batt, it was poly, and as flat as the current Warm and Natural batts are.
My table quilt was pre-Warm and Natural, LOL...mid 80's.
Regardin the orphans, part of the fun is just NOT worrying aout how you 'do it'. Rows are a good and easy way to create the size you need. Or you can work in sections. I think both Tonya and Bonnie have some form of 'directions' if you put orphan quilt in the search box.
As does Patti. Hugs, Finn

Norma said...

One of my favorite things in the whole world is a nice, crisp apple! I love that fabric. I agree with Libby that getting them on sale makes them even more fun. Be sure and show us what you end up doing with them.