Little Green Apples My Day

This month’s Sew It – Show It Challenge is hosted by Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt.

As soon as I saw the name of the hop for the month this song started playing over and over in my mind every time I thought of my projects or the hop so I thought I would share the earworm with you all. I’ve been giggling because I remember when this came out in 1968 so I guess I am “older than dirt” as my oldest granddaughter likes to claim! 😉

The theme for the hop was apples, or something green. Green is not a colour I have used a lot in my quilting in the past, but I was surprised by how much I had in my stash so these past couple of months I have been using it a lot! Apparently green is the colour of new beginnings so I’m guessing there are more changes coming in my future. 😳

I did some pattern testing for Sandra Healy Designs and just look at these cute green blocks/fabrics in my turtle:

Of course I have also had another long time UFO that I have been working on. It all started when Denise sent me a care package with some of her unwanted projects, orphan blocks, fabrics and scraps:

In the treasure trove of goodies you can see a panel of a Double Wedding Ring quilt. This has long been on my wish List of classic patterns so I did start trying to come up with a plan on how to finish it. I was sure I had the same background fabric, but when I searched my cupboard it wasn’t there so I’m guessing I used it for another project. 😢

So I had to come up with another plan. I knew I could scrounge find enough greens in my scraps, fat quarters and Yardage to do the arcs, but the problem I was having was the background. I knew there wasn’t much sense in trying to match it since I didn’t know the fabric line.

I auditioned every fabric I had, but the solid grey was the perfect solution to my eye! 😃

Cutting, sewing, turning the arcs and then appliquéing them to a background block commenced! Working the design for the rings to curve around and frame the gifted panel took some time, but in the end I was satisfied!

Now I just need to get it on the longarm on my trip to the studio next week and finish the matching pillow covers/shams. The blocks are done. I just need to put them all together. 😁

The other project I’m working on is this lovely quilt made from batik leftovers and some scraps:

When I thought of using green it made me think of the fact spring is giving hints that it will soon be arriving here in British Columbia. I live on a golf course and love seeing the greens when they grow enough to green up. The ponds and water holes always make me smile because one pond has lily pads in it and we enjoy hearing the frogs singing at night. This is the inspiration for my primary project for this challenge.

It wasn’t hard to find enough green and blue fabrics that remind me of the greens and ponds on the course. Blocks were made and my pattern came together as I had envisioned it. From the photo below you can see my backing fabric and how nicely it lined up when I was piecing it!

I sandwiched it, basted it and got as far as doing the Stitch in the Ditch to stabilize it. I’ve been doing it on my little DSM here at home, but need a larger throat space to be able to do some custom quilting on it. Both my longarm and my Janome Memorycraft 9450 QCP are at the studio since I have no room here at home so it will not be finished until the end of next week when I will be able to travel there. The good news is I did remember to cut my binding and it’s now put aside with the quilt waiting for it’s turn to be custom quilted with some ruler work.

This will be going to a fundraiser for the local organization that raises money for children’s sports and recreation. They are going to start a youth golf program this year!

So while I do not have any finished projects to show off, I am close. Real life just slowed me down more than I thought these past few weeks.

Here is the list of all of the participants in this hop:


Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

DesertSky Quilting

Days Filled With Joy

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Sew Many Yarns



Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrin’s Crazy World

For The Love Of Geese

Vroomans Quilts

Quilted Snail

Homespun Hannah’s Blog

The Joyful Quilter




Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie


Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n’ Punkin Quilting & Stitching



Moosestash Quilting

Patchwork Breeze


Selina Quilts

Samelia’s Mum

Just Because Quilts


I hope you will visit them all, find some inspiration in their posts. I’m sure I will! Don’t forget that it only takes a minute to show some love by commenting. It does make our day getting to read and reply!

Thank Carol and each and every participant in these challenges/show and tells. It keeps me having fun and finding inspiration. Thank you also to you, for spending some time with me! 🤗 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

42 thoughts on “Little Green Apples My Day

  1. Love your inspiration, and how fun to be able to “make it up” as you go along – looks like it’s turning out beautifully! Like you, green is not a color I think I work with a lot, yet my green stash is pretty large – what’s up with that! 😀

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  2. Well now, you sure got a box full of goodies and wow, you took them and ran. I love how you finished off the wedding ring blocks and made them your own. That’s one block I have never had the courage to try. LOL!! Your raffle quilt is beautiful and after reading about life of the golf course, it’s perfect with those beautiful water lilies!

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    1. Thank you Joan. The wedding ring has long been on my To Do list and after doing this one I know I’ll do it again. The water lily quilt was fun and I’m sure looking forward to the quilting. 😉


  3. Of course, I do remember that song, and now another one stuck in my head for the day. Love the piece you are working on and hope you get that time you are planning on to sew! You did great on the wedding ring and I love that piece you need to finish but have the binding all prepped. I remember that blue fabric in the border, and always loved that.

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    1. Hi Kathleen. Thank you for your comment. The song has been in my mind ever since the challenge was announced so I was happy to share. I learned to always make my binding and keep it with the quilt top after I used the binding fabric a few times for something else. That blue fabric had been hoarded because I loved it, but it was time to use it up 😉


  4. I don’t like when “real life” gets in the way, but it seems to happen to me more and more. It looks like you came through with some beautiful beginnings, though. I have never made a wedding wing quilt, but really enjoy the beauty of yours. I went with Dean Martin for that song which really dated me! Thanks for joining in and sharing your pretty greens!

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    1. Thank you Carol. It’s nice to know that someone else remembers the Dean Martin version as well. The wedding ring quilt was a joy to make. I’m thinking I need to make another in blue and purple! 😉


  5. Green comes in so many lovely shades; I do love the softer greens that you used. I thought your creativity in using the double wedding rings but changing it up was wonderful. Great work.

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    1. Thank you so much! I do enjoy the challenge of finishing a shared or gifted project and the wedding ring is a favourite after doing this one. I was surprised at how much green I had in my stash but like you I really like the softer ones. 😊


  6. Great projects that you moved along well. We don’t always get a finish when we want to, but moving things along is also good. Your little turtle is so cute!

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  7. Beautiful projects! The wedding ring quilt is lovely and I love the blues and greens inspired by the golf course!
    They are going to look fantastic finished.

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  8. I have done 2 double wedding ring quilts. both when I first started to quilt and didn’t know what it was that I was committing to. Yours is wonderful. I too live near lily ponds and you captured their
    essence perfectly. I hope it earns the group a good bit of money. But my favorite is the turtle. He is gorgeous

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