Good Morning, Quilters!
You know what they say…an “Apple a Day…”
Winter apples…well…sometimes it’s easier to quilt an apple a day!
Wouldn’t these look adorable on a table runner?
THE APPLE CORE-MACHINE QUILT TUTORIAL
The easiest way to stitch Apple Cores is by drawing them first–at least until you’ve practiced a few times.
Begin by drawing a rectangle 3″ by 4″ wide. (Any size that fits YOUR quilt will work too!)
Draw two scallops approximately 3/4 inch below the top line and along the bottom line:
Add three scallops just below the top scallops and just above the bottom row of scallops.
Place a small “X” in the middle of the left-sided scallops and connect the “X”s with a curve line.
Repeat on the left side.
Draw a stem and leaf on top if desired. (very lightly shown below).
Begin stitching on the left side of the apple. Stitch the top scallop, the stem, a leaf and the right scallop.
Stitch the three scallops and trace back to the “X”.
Stitch the left side of the apple and the bottom scallops.
Stitch the lower three scallops, then echo stitch back to stitch the right side of the apple.
Echo stitch the top scallops to the center, drop down and stitch a few petal shapes.
Stitch to the bottom, echo stitch to the left side of the apple and all the way around.
Delicious! (if not nutritious!)
In no time at all you’ll have more than accomplished your quota of apples for the day!
Careful…A bushel a day does NOT keep the doctor away!
May your stitches be Gala!
PS…This tutorial was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona fabric on my BERNINA 770QE (with a humungous bobbin!) using Aurifil cotton 50wt thread in the bobbin and Sulky 40wt Rayon (think luster!) on top using a Superior Size 90 Topstitch needle (very large eye and deep shank.)
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