Sunday, March 31, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday

Ah, ha!  I'm not the only quilter who dedicates Sundays to scrapping!  Kim at "Kim's Big Quilting Adventure" has launched a "Sunday is for Scraps" link-up.

Scrap Basket Sunday

She's calling it "Scrap Basket Sunday," and invites you all to dig through your scraps and make a few "scrappy" blocks each week.  Kim is making the quilt on the cover of Kim Diehl's book, Simple Graces:

I thumbed through Kim Bracket's newest book, Scrap Basket Beauties:

Martingale - Scrap-Basket Beauties (Print version + eBook bundle)

Then I remembered a box labeled "Apple Core."  It's been sitting on a high shelf in my sewing room for years, really, years.  I took it down and discovered I had cut a pile of apple core pieces using Shar Jorgenson's Apple Core template:

Apple Core

(By the way, if you're interested, it's on sale right now!)

Here is my stack of apple cores:

And here is the strip of sewn-together cores:

Thanks, Kim, for the motivation to work on this 10+-year-old scrapple project!  Reader, if you'd like to play along with Kim's "Scrap Basket Sunday," go here to share your link and see what others are making.

I have a special foot for my machine that makes sewing the curved seams of the apple cores a snap.  Come back Tuesday for my Tuesday Tool post featuring the Curve Master presser foot.

And remember, this is the last day to submit your March UFO for tomorrow's 13 in 2013 UFO Parade!

From the desk of your auntmartisignature


  1. Love the last photo's olor extravaganza. And I went to visit Kim and subscribed to her blog too. Thanks for the referral.

  2. That is going to be a very colourful scrappy quilt and quick if you have already cut the shapes.

  3. Good on you for pulling out your apple peelings/scraps! I've linked up with Kim too- always good to have an excuse to work on some scraps :-)

  4. Thanks for posting about this... I'm going to look for a project. I can't remember how you want us to submit our UFOs, I didn't get mine done last month but I did finish my #1 for March.

  5. Now that's an old UFO! 10 years. Lucky that fabric never goes off isn't it!

  6. How fun! That's going to be a great project to work on. I've never done any curved piecing, so I'll be interested to see your foot.

  7. The apple core strip looks great, Marti. :o)

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