Fall has arrived in Southern Oregon. We live in a part of the state where there are Aspen trees which combine with our forests to give us some pretty amazing colors for fall.
Ken and I enjoy canoeing on Upper Klamath Lake in the summer but have not done the canoe trail in the fall, we are going to have to change that. It looks amazing.
The air has gotten much cooler, we have even had our first snows of the year. My winter bird friends are starting to return. And soups are often the main course now.
Our apple tree in the backyard is loaded with apples, and most seem to be out of reach of the deer so we are looking forward to a good harvest.
I am already thinking about what to do with them.
In the meantime I have enjoyed making this month's block: Apple Pie.
To get your copy of this pattern click HERE.
This block goes together pretty quickly. For those who might like a reminder on how to make and trim the Flying Geese to size I have a video tutorial I made for the We Can Build A Snowman quilt last year. The units are the same size so if you struggle with losing points on your geese you might want to take a look.
My Awesome Pattern Tuners-that is the name I have given my pattern testers-came up with some darling versions of the block.this month.
And now for the recipe:
I have a recipe I love for Apple Pie from my favorite cookbook: Cooking from Quilt Country. The recipes are good home cookin', but I really love the stories behind the recipes and the wonderful photographic journey through Amish country. I found a lovely copy a couple of weeks ago at an estate sale for just 50 cents which I gifted to a girlfriend.
When I searched online for a recipe to share I came across this one from Once Upon a Chef. Jenn Segal has written a wonderful tutorial-I may even try her suggestion to blind bake the crust, although I am much more likely to be lazy and skip that step, lol. Oh, but I can just hear Mary Berry in my head commenting on my "soggy bottom."
Just click on the photo to get the recipe.
I hope you enjoy this month's block. Let me know in the comments. After all of the work that goes into these patterns it is nice to hear from you and I always read and respond.
So until next time...
Show and Tell Day!
It's Show and Tell Day for the Row Along and I am delighted to be hosting Ursula Prandtstetter from Austria. Ursula designed the Pied Piper block for our Row Along and it was so interesting to learn the connection this tale has to her hometown of Korneuburg. You can read all about it in her post where she introduced her block: The Pied Piper of Korneuburg.
Take it away, Ursula...
Now the time has come for the Show and Tell Day of Marian Pena’s RAL “Once Upon A Story”. Thank you, Marian, for your time and energy to run this RAL. Thanks to Northcott Fabrics for supporting all Designers. Thank you, Debra, for having me on your blog.
This is the first time for me to participate as a designer. It was a great experience working with all the talented designers.
When my kids saw all the different blocks for this RAL, they chose 8 different ones for me to sew a big quilt. It got quilte big with about 88.5” x 88.5”. Now my husband has a big quilt while watching TV and my kids are happy to finally have a big quilt to build caves.
I used the following blocks for this quilt:
And here it is
Thank you for sharing your quilt with us Ursula.
As for me, I have turned my Little Bo Peep block into a baby quilt. The pattern is currently being tested by my awesome "Pattern Tuners" and I hope to have it available in November. I will be doing a Sew Along for this quilt beginning the last week in October. Each week I will be posting tutorials and tips to show my progress as we make this quilt together. Whether you are making the baby quilt or just the Little Bo Peep Row Along block you are welcome to join in the fun. There are even some giveaways planned along the way. We are going to take this slow, doing small bits each week so that we are not overwhelmed. The idea is to give you detailed step-by-step directions so that you will gain confidence in putting your quilt together. Be sure and sign up for email updates so you do not miss a thing. (Sign up is located on the sidebar near the top of the post.)
For those who have not downloaded their copy of Little Bo Peep it is still available for free for a limited time HERE.
Additional fabric requirements for the baby quilt version can be found HERE.
But wait, there is still more fun and inspiration awaiting you. The following bloggers also have some show and tell to share with you. Be sure and visit them all.
Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlies Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be Sew - Layout Tutorial
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