Saturday, October 15, 2016

Apple Core Workshop

This weekend Ballaarat Quilters have a "stay at home" retreat. There are activities during the day, but the venue is in Ballarat so everyone can go home to sleep.

Today I attended an all-day workshop on apple cores. There are four different sizes in the template set we used, and I was the only person who chose to make the smallest size. It was a challenging choice; sewing the tiny curves together was far from easy!

I want this year to be more about finishing projects than starting new ones, so I'm making a small table runner. I stitched my apple cores into sets of 7, and by the end of the workshop I had 13 sets. Then came the fun of trying to arrange them so that a fabric wasn't beside itself, or clumped in one section:
Tomorrow the retreat continues, and I will probably play with this arrangement a bit before sewing the rows together. My plan is to have the whole thing assembled by the end of the weekend.


  1. Lovely shades of autumn, enjoy your day today.

  2. The group of four darker tones in the centre make an interesting new shape.