I just designed this 12″ paper pieced block for Melinda in the Cocorico Bee. Her theme is Farmer’s Market and I decided on a slatted bushel basket full of apples!
I utilized the seams formed by paper piecing to give the effect of a slatted basket. I really like how that worked. In order to make it work, I think it is important to choose a solid. To add a little interest, but not too much which would obscure the seam lines, I chose a textured solid. I got it from Sew Fresh and I am not sure if it is Bamboo or Sandstone because it doesn’t match either image exactly. I had a lot of fun choosing 4 different red prints for the apples and couldn’t resist including the Japanese text print that actually reads, “Apples.” It was an obvious choice! The background fabric is an Adornit print from Sew Me A Song.
I’m going to get this off in the mail for Melinda before it gets lost in my sewing room. I am looking forward to seeing her completed Farmer’s Market quilt!