APQ Quilt Along

As I walk through my house searching for anything mauve or purple, I realize I don’t own a thing.  Maybe that’s why this quilt has been so much fun.  The colors are a refreshing change for me.

APQ I added two little birds to my applique basket.  They seem to go with the vintage feel of the quilt.

APQ applique

APQ BirdAnd then I added a border…a purple one!

APQ Border

Borders are the hardest part of a quilt for me.  I debate over what fabric to use until I drive myself crazy.

This print looked too large,

Border and this one too small.

Border 2I ended up picking this one…the scale is good and I love the print.


My quilt is finally at the quilter and it’s such a good feeling!

If you’d like to add the applique block to your quilt, you’ll find the pattern below:

Spring Basket Block

The fabric I used is called Plum Sweet by Blackbird Designs.  The bundles are just arriving at quilt stores now and the yardage will ship in March.  I’ll show you the finished quilt after it’s quilted and bound!

Be sure and visit the Flickr group to get inspired!


Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • Patricia G Hayes - Anne,
    Very happy to see your quilt portions, Love the one border that you choice, however I would have liked the first one also. I like the larger contrast with the smaller blocks choices. Anyway it is your quilt and I will happily await the unveiling. I like it very much. I am not a purple lover and guess I did not realize it was mauve and purple. It looked maroonish to me on here. Anyway good job and I approve, ahahah. Now I think I could handle purple with your mauve. See I am growing still with my likes. Time to move on and enjoy new.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    How is your new pet faring in your busy household? I am so looking forward to the day when I can have a little pooch to share our pet kitty. We travel too much for a pooch at this time.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - I absolutely love your blocks and the colors, thank you so much for the appliqué block,ReplyCancel

  • Mary T Salmon - Anne:
    I adore these colors! Right up my alley. The applique basket and bird is lovely. You will be offering this pattern?
    How is Milkshake? I imagine she is like an old shoe now…
    Thanks for the block pattern.

  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love the little birdies. Thank you for the block pattern, it’s sweet. :)ReplyCancel

  • Donna Liljegren - I love your quilt, Anne…and thank you so much for the pattern for your birdie basket applique’. It’s wonderful!

  • Silvia - These fabrics are so beautiful!! It’s looking great!ReplyCancel

  • Concha - Que preciosidad de telas, y de composición. Me encanta. Felicidades.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh this quilt is just beautiful – I’m so looking forward to seeing the finish pictures. I know it will be stunning. Thank you, too, for the basket pattern – as usual, you are so generous!

    Has Milkshake settled in, doing well, and a wonderful, happy addition to your family? Give her some love from all of us.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Looking fwd to seeing your finished quilt, Anne, I do love the fabrics you’ve chosen. You sound like Goldilocks trying to find just the right the border print :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Sharp - Your quilt, and fabric are stunning. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. It’s going to be just beautiful!!! Thanks for the block!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan - Anne, Love your quilt! I like the borders and appliqué as they really add the finishing touch.ReplyCancel

  • Béatrice - Absolutely wonderful, I love your fabric choice.ReplyCancel

  • rosa - Brilliant.Love everything about your quilt.Thanks for the pattern!!ReplyCancel

  • ina - it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I just wanted to say that out of all the quilts I have seen in this quilt along, yours is my absolute favorite. I love the vintage feel and the appliqué blocks. I don’t have purple in my house, but I love this BBD fabric line. I definitely am using yours for inspiration. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing it completed.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Your quilt looks lovely! I love these colours. It’s very pretty and feminineReplyCancel

  • Pat Briggeman - Love your quilt. It is beautiful. Thanks for the pattern. I will be following your site. PatReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Yohn - I am in love with your fabric, blog , quilts they are so so beautiful. I look forward to following you and getting tips tricks and inspirationReplyCancel

  • Sydney Von Flue - Boy oh Boy hate to Brag But Bunnies and Bowsmen Better known has snowmen are my Berry favorite. Been waiting for the Winter Wonderland fabric to Be available . Hope to Be the Bucky one you Bag the fabric up for.

  • Barb - My friend just sent me the link about the new Moda blog spot. Yours was the first one I clicked on because I LOVE bunnies. I wasn’t disappointed. I knew it would be wonderful and it was. I can’t wait to get started on one of your patterns.
    Thanks for this opportunity to join in the fun.

  • Jerri - Oh Baby, I would Be Bery happy to win a Bundle of Winter Wonderland!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Cook - I love your bunny!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria Robison - Love the red and white Winter Wonderland bundle.ReplyCancel

  • Pat ravenberg - Love the red and white fabrics. My two favorite colors. Throw in some black….perfect…..ReplyCancel

  • Debbie G - Thanks for the chance to win. Wish I could be clever and post a comment using alot of “b” words. I would be here all day and never get a chance to finish my comment. Loved your post! So witty.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Anderson - I love the quilt. I’m hoping to get my hands on some of that Plum Sweet, it’s so pretty! Thanks for the basket and sweet little birds.ReplyCancel