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Thread: Apple Core Challenge

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    Super Member charmpacksplus's Avatar
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    Our guild has an annual challenge and this year we were each give an apple core template to use any way we want, except that we have to use it as is.... we can't change the size.

    I took the easy way out because I don't have the patience to sew a bunch of curves. I used the whole template for the apple, then used the inside curve to make the leaves and the stem.

    Now, do you think it need a border?
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    That is really pretty! Your seams line up so perfectly, and the apples are adorable. I'm new and no expert, but I would put a border around it. I think solid red or solid green would look good.

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    I'm with Sharon-NC needs boarders. A narrow green (not any larger than 1"), followed by the red polka dot.

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    Beautiful, I love the crisp look of the cores. Borders would be nice.

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    I think this looks great!! It would be a cute table topper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    I'm with Sharon-NC needs boarders. A narrow green (not any larger than 1"), followed by the red polka dot.
    I thought this too - and your top is lovely! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    I'm with Sharon-NC needs boarders. A narrow green (not any larger than 1"), followed by the red polka dot.
    :thumbup: Yeah, that!

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    Hey, it's curves--there IS no easy way! Your fabrics are perfect! This is very cute!

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    I think narrow white, wide red. Also bind with same red. Really cute BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    I'm with Sharon-NC needs boarders. A narrow green (not any larger than 1"), followed by the red polka dot.
    I thought this too - and your top is lovely! :-D
    Yeap my thoughts too. It is really cute. You did an awesome job. :thumbup:

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    and I'd quilt the border with apple slices.

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    Looks great! I always have a hard time when we do challlenges in our guild.

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    Excellent piecing!! Yes, needs some type of border.

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    That's very pretty.
    How do you get your seams so perfect?

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    oh this is so cute!!! I love it!!

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    Okay then..... borders it will be, but I'll have to use something in my stash because I am not buying another piece of fabric this month. It may be yellow, black, or pink.... no not pink. LOL

    Seams perfect? Don't look to close. Some of them are right on and some are not. I do like things perfect, but I'm not there yet when it comes to seams. I have learned a few tricks to get me closer. I pressed all seams in the nine patches to the dark fabric so they were opposing when I sewed the rows together. I pinned right past the seam by a couple of threads in the direction I would be sewing, which locks the seams together.

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    i would go with the same color as the apple or the same color as the green

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    I think you did a good job...and I really like the fabric you used for the apples.

    I agree, it does need borders.

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    Your quilt is really nice. I think a narrow 1/2" dark green together with a 2 1/2" red border would be effective :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Our guild has an annual challenge and this year we were each give an apple core template to use any way we want, except that we have to use it as is.... we can't change the size.

    I took the easy way out because I don't have the patience to sew a bunch of curves. I used the whole template for the apple, then used the inside curve to make the leaves and the stem.

    Now, do you think it need a border?
    What color are you wanting to bring out of the quilt? I always audition colors first before I actually make a decision. Same goes for how big I want the border/s.
    I learned long ago after I bought all the fabric for the quilt including the borders that after I got the top done I didn't like the borders. So now I do the top and then I choose the border after the top is complete.

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    I love it, great job!

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    Okay, here it is with borders! Thanks for all the suggestions. I had just enough of the green left over to do a 1-inch border. I did the outside red border three inches - the same size as the blocks.
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    Gotta love that green in that BORDER. And then double love the wider red BORDER. There's already enough white in it so you were right to avoid the white BORDER.

    Sorry pet peeve about "boarder" LOL

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    Looks cute!

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    You did great. I love it. :thumbup:

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