Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Little Green Apples Blog Hop

Hi there....happy Wednesday!

Today is my day on the Little Green Apple Bog Hop, sponsored by the very talented Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

The March Sew It - Show It challenge was to sew something with green or something with apples..or both!

Growing up on a farm I learned the color green was the sign of new beginnings, so when I saw this challenge I was super excited to participate, because it motivated me to work of my "spring green" projects for the shop. I knew I'd be out of town welcoming a new grandson during March so I got everything made in advance.

A few weeks ago I made this table runner using a curvy log cabin quilt block. It was a fast and easy project and I loved the result, so I decided to remake the design for the blog hop.  The curvy log cabin quilt blocks are smaller and I added a scrappy pieced border to each runner.

I used the Creative Grids 6 inch curvy log cabin trim tool to assist with the block making. I LOVE all of my Creative Grids trim tools, yes they can be pricey, but worth every penny, especially with group charity sewing projects - a story for another day :)

I made two quilted table runners using left over 10 x 10 squares from my stash, they both measure 16 x 40 inches. I named the runners Lucky Charms.

Lucky Charms 1 made with the Violette collection by Amy Butler.

Curvy Log Cabin Quilted Table Runner, Amy Butler Fabric

Luck Charms 2 made with Kaffe Fassett Spring Collection

Curvy Log Cabin Quilted Table Runner, Kaffee Fassett Spring Collection quilt

My free motion skills are poor at best but I did manage to do a simple loopy meandering stitch on both runners.

My second project for the challenge is a scrappy spring green pillow for the couch in our office. The fabric is Adel in Spring by Sandy Gervais.  The quilt block is my version of a rising star. I used my Cricut and HTV to create the Irish Blessing verse in the center of the pillow.

Quilted Star Pillow, Cricui HTV home decor project

Last but not least the apple portion of the challenge! I found an apple gingham print in my stash and knew it would be perfect for the March challenge.

You know I love machine embroidery - I found a cute embroidery design, made a few changes and machine embroidered/appliqued to black fabric large enough to create the pocket potholders shown below. 

Quilted Apple Pocket Potholder

Quilted Pocket Potholders

Blog Hops are fun and I enjoy seeing what everyone has made. Make sure you stop by to see the projects others have made for inspiration. The list of participants can be found below.

Again, I'd like to say thank you to Carol for organizing this fun event.

Until next time....happy crafting!




  1. Your table runner and Spring Green pillow are so lovely ; gorgeous fabrics that you used and how cute are those mug rugs.

  2. All pretty projects. They all remind me of Spring.

  3. Your runners are GOR-geous, as well as the fall colored one you did in January! And those pocket pot holders are really, really cute - such neat work!

  4. Love your projects especially the table runner, lol g cabins are great.

  5. Beautiful projects! I really love the coasters!

  6. Oh my goodness, so many fun projects. First off I love your curvy log cabin runners.The backing fabric is so cute, as well. Your pillow is so sweet. I really need to make friends with my cutting machine and put it to good use. Your potholders are just beautiful. So striking! Well done.

  7. You surel have been very busy creating. Your projects are lovdly. Could the curvy log cabin blocks be made to look like a carnation, or dahlia I wonder.?

  8. You made some really wonderful projects for the Hop!! I like the sweetness of the office pillow and the cuteness of your apple potholders. While I'm not a huge Kaffe fan, I absolutely LOVE that runner!!

  9. Adorable projects. Love the pillow! Great work!

  10. You totally wow'd me with how you met this challenge! The runners are gorgeous, the pillow is so sweet, and those little potholders are the cutest. You rocked this challenge, Karla! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  11. Great projects! I especially love the apple pot holders. Growing up my moms kitchen was and still is apple themed. She would love these.

  12. I love your projects!! That apple fabric is perfect!!

  13. Wow, your projects are wonderful; I thought they were all perfect. Loved the fabrics you used, the colors, the apples, the verse. Classic.

  14. All of your projects are great, but that gingham apple fabric stole my heart! Sew cute! Your pillow is just beautiful!

  15. Wonderful projects! I also love that apple fabric. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Karla I'm astounded at how many projects you made to meet the challenge of this hop. I really enjoyed seeing them all. Thank you for sharing and I'm hoping you are enjoying your time with the new little!

  17. Three wonderfully green and apple-y projects. I loved seeing each one of them. The pillow looks marvelous, and so do the runners and pocket potholders. So clever - all for your home, but not repeating any purpose. Thank you!

  18. WOW, every project is a love for me. I especially love your pillow, but really all of these are awesome and inspirational.

  19. All of your projects are great!!! I really like the table runners!


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