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RBDNotSoBasic...An Apple A Day

I’d like to apple-ogize for my latest #RBDNotSoBasic project.

I really do hope you find it a-peel-ing.

Okay, I’ll stop. Haha.

Fall is here and you know what that means: it's time to partake in every autumn activity known to man. You love going to pumpkin patches, picking apples, getting lost in corn mazes, and chilling with animals at a petting zoo. I don’t blame you, but when its still hot as heck out, I’d rather stay inside and sew.

I created this mini table runner with some of Riley Blake Design’s awesome basics including:

  • Confetti Cottons

  • Hashtag

  • Shabby

  • Shades

  • Gingham

There are so many awesome apple foundation paper piece templates out there, but I found one I really love. It’s beginner friendly and you can download it here.

But let’s pause for a second. Here’s how this project actually started.

I wanted to make a mini quilt with more than one apple. But after making four, sewing on sashing, and adding a border, I didn’t like how it looked. The combination of the colors and prints just didn’t look right. So, I decided to scrap it and start all over. Has this happened to you?

After making one more apple block and adding two sets of flying geese blocks (FPP too!), the mini table runner was created. The Holly Shabby basic adds so much awesome contrast. And the Black Shades basic on the binding. Yassss—love it!

You can use my Fat Quarter Shop video to draw your own FPP flying geese blocks.

You can find the video here.

Since the apple block finishes at 6’’, you’ll need four 3 1/2’’ flying geese blocks. The sashing between the apple and the flying geese blocks finishes at 6’’ x 1’’ and you’ll need two. The border is 2 1/2’’ wide.

This apple block block is very versatile and could be used in a number of projects. Who knows, maybe I’ll revisit the mini quilt idea another day. Haha.

Until then, follow the #rbdnotsobasic hashtag to see more awesome projects.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter