Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Granny Smith Goes to PQG!

I shared my version of Bonnie Hunter's "Crisscross Applesauce" quilt at Prairie Quilt Guild's Show and Share yesterday. Sometimes I rename my quilts from the original pattern name and for this quilt I wanted to still have something apple related but also Civil War related. (I started working on this quilt in 2011, the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.)

So I named it "Was Granny Smith a Northern Spy?" 

A Granny Smith apple being green and the Northern Spy apple, a rosy or red color. To shorten it, I'll probably just call this quilt "Granny Smith"!

Trisha Lehman from our quilt guild did the allover machine quilting on "Granny Smith".

To catch up on UFO's - 
"Trip Around the Prairie" is finished. I invisibly stitched the outer two rows of Prairie Points down so they wouldn't flop out and down as easily. The bottom border is still sagging and I may revisit it someday and then again, maybe not. Gravity happens.

I also finished stitching the "Pumpkin Peel" top together and it went to the machine quilter yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does in the red background. "Pumpkin Peel" is from the book, "Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts".

Even though I'd much rather start a new project, I'll decide on the next UFO to tackle later today. I'm fairly sure its going to be something a bit more modern!

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. Was Granny Smith a Northern Spy is spectacular! It looks like the reds and pinks are floating over the quilt! Great job getting three finishes!

  2. You've been a busy quilter! I especially like Pumpkin Peel. All those strip pieces are yummy. And, I'm happy to know you're looking toward "more modern" for your next quilt. I'm sure that one will be the best! :-)

  3. Granny Smith is so wonderful! So is Pumpkin Peel. I have that book and it's so good. Great job.

  4. Love the quilt and really LOVE the name!

  5. Love seeing your quilts. 'Granny Smith' has such a wonderful sparkle! Your guild sounds wonderful. Imagine my surprise when I found out this summer that my friend actually attends your guild.:) It's such a small world!