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Apple Creek Quilt {New Pattern}

apple-creek

This quilt, Apple Creek, has a neat design history.

This past spring, I was asked  by my pastor at my church if I would be interested in designing a quilt for a special project.    Our church has  missionaries living and working on a native american reservation.  In the native american culture, exchanging gifts is very significant and my pastor asked if I’d be interested in designing a quilt to be used in such an exchange.  It was to be something specific and representative of our church.

The first thing I thought of was apples, our church is in a town named Apple Creek, & secondly I thought of the Ohio Star.

Combining those two thoughts led to this block:

apple-creek-apples
Fabrics are Chestnut Street by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda

After talking over some design ideas with my pastor, he suggested using our church logo somewhere within the quilt as well as the verse Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”

The end result was this quilt (I made two quilts with the same design):

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The quilts were exchanged at a ceremony at our church this past summer.  It was so fascinating to see two different cultures coming together in such a traditional ceremony.

As I was working on the blocks, I shared them on Instagram and many people were interested in a pattern.  So, I decided to design one using Lulu Lane fabrics.

apple-creek

The quilt uses 13 fat eighths plus a bit of yardage and finishes at 75″ square.  It’s all pieced traditionally–no paper piecing involved.   For the backing I used the Woven print in Coral.   Kaylene @quilterlove66 on Instagram did the quilting on all of the quilts.  She always does just a beautiful job.

apple-creek-backing

Apple Creek is also pretty stellar when done using fall fabrics–the apples can quickly transform into the cutest little pumpkins. =)  Here I’ve used a mix of Moda lines in oranges and blacks for the perfect fall quilt.

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So, whether it’s apples or pumpkins that strike your fancy, the pattern can be found in my Etsy shop.

Hope your Wednesday is going splendidly. =)

Comments (9)

  • Love this pattern. Apples, pumpkins and a favorite star block – a quilt pattern close to my heart. Loved the story behind designing this quilt pattern. You did a beautiful job!

  • I think it’s the coral color that makes this quilt call out to me. It’s just lovely.

  • Very cool – What a nice story and the lovely quilt too!

  • This is a beautiful quilt and the story only enhances it’s beauty.

  • What a wonderful quilt with a beautiful story. It is good to hear that there are missionaries at work in the Native American reservations. Today’s post is even more sweeter since I am binding the quilt I made from the Sundrop Jolly Bar which was included in the August Sew Sampler box and I just love the quote that is on the selvedge. I’m naming my quilt Little Rays of Sunshine.

  • Your story is touching. The quilts are so beautiful! Thank You for sharing your story and your quilts. I want this one too.

  • What a great story behind the quilt. I had good friends who went into ministry and felt called to the Native Americans. They had a difficult time breaking into the culture because many missionaries had come and left. They eventually made a contact; were faithfully going up the holler every weekend; and eventually moved to a nearby community to the reservation. They took over the leadership of the church and then groomed others to do that and eventually turned the leadership over to members of the church and started another church. I live in the Tulsa area where there are many, many Native Americans and they have interesting customs and traditions. For many years, they would not share them with the non-Native Americans and that is not as much the case today. You did a fantastic job on the quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • another great quilt! I love the apples in the ohio stars, and I love the idea of changing them to pumpkins by changeing the fabric! Great idea! So is this the last of the quilts, or is there another? I just want to order them all at once! 🙂 Hugs, H

  • What a beauty! Love the design and fabrics, I’ll be on the lookout to buy some.it’s absolutely lovely!

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