Thursday, October 13, 2011

Was Granny Smith really a Northern Spy?

It's been a bed sized quilt year for me!

Here are a few blocks from the next bed sized quilt I'm planning to finish. The blocks will all be red and green and after being trimmed and sewn together, the red diamonds should match at the points. I started it months ago but got a little bored with making the same block over and over again so I set a goal of 20 blocks a week. Very do-able and I have only 30-ish blocks left to cut and piece before piecing the top!

This pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's book, Scraps & Shirttails II. She calls it "Criss-Cross Applesauce". I wanted a name with a little more personality so in keeping with the apple theme and with a nod to the Civil War, I'm calling it "Was Granny Smith really a Northern Spy?" Both names will be on the quilt label along with giving Bonnie credit as the designer.

Here's a picture of her version from the book. By the way, I recommend this book for anyone who likes scrap quilts. I try not to buy a quilting book or magazine unless there are 3 or more quilts I want to make in it. This book definitely qualifies!


Barb said...

what a fun quilt. I never heard that about Granny Smith - interesting!

Merilyn said...

Very nice quilt in progress Mayleen, love the plaids you have included in some of the blocks too!!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Stopped by while doing a bit of net surfing to enjoy your blog. I really like your current quilt with the pink/red diamonds. Fun project.
best from Tunisia,

antique quilter said...

love this quilt!!!! I really love your name for it! its a quilt I may just have to make too, yes its a great book for us scrap quilt lovers

MaryLu said...

I LOVE the name for your quilt. I, too have been looking and looking at that one in Bonnie's book. I'm an apple tree grower, and a friend of mine has grafted a Northern Spy for me. Reading the title made me laugh!!
I found your blog while I skimmed the pictures of the completed RRCB quilts on quiltvillechat.
I'll be checking back to peruse soon. Take care.