Sunday, 9 October 2011

Apples and Pears and a Giveaway

So, the latest issue of Mollie Makes plopped through the letter box last week, and on the front cover were these wonderful cuddly toy fabric apples and pears, well I just had to make some of those so I had a rummage through my fabric scrap bag.
Result: Lots of greens - bright greens, muted greens, soft greens, vintage greens, more green fabric, in fact, than you could shake a stick at. Not so much with the reds. All my red scraps were Christmas fabrics. Now I'm definitely planning some lovely Christmas apples, but I needed Autumn apples right now!
Fast forward to Thursday. I'm passing my local knitting and fabric shop on the way home from work, and spot my friend inside, so I pop in for a natter, thinking I can pick up a fat quarter of a nice red print while I'm there.
Oh no, not so simple, instead I find myself buying an entire Jelly Roll. Honestly, I have no idea how these things happen...












Well, now that I've got my lovely Jelly Roll it'd be a pity to waste it right? Yes, that's what I thought, so this is what I've spent the last couple of days making.
Now, I'm not one of life's natural quilters, so I'm not showing you the reverse side, but I'm pretty chuffed with it.
Oh, and I've hit the hundred followers mark, so I'm thinking "Giveaway".
I'll make a cuddly pear (more green fabric than red, remember) for the winner, and perhaps include some other bits and pieces too.
No fancy hoops to jump through to enter, just join as a follower (or already be one) and comment on this post. I'll draw a winner next Sunday.

21 comments:

Katherine said...

Christine - love that word - Chuffed. Think I'll have to add it to my lexicon!

Too cute, those apple and pears and yes, I understand those "how did that happen" moments. Personally I think that those doodads take a liking to us and just jump into our bags of their own volition - after all, that's the only logical explanation, right? Love 'em!

Nancy said...

Wow! I really love your fabric apple and pear and your runner too! The fabrics are amazing, and you did a beautiful job on all of it. Please enter me in your giveaway! I am already a follower.

jane said...

That's the difference between you and me Christine - I get my copy of Mollie Makes and just look at the pictures - and you create beautiful things! Love the apples and pears and the tabel runner too!

Kimberly R. said...

Such a wonderful finish of the apple, pear and table runner - just love the fabrics!!
Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, I am a new follower :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Barb said...

Christine I am hoping despite me subscibing to the magazine I can still enter for a chance to win a pear, as it would be good to see a real one so I could practice lol. You did an excellent job of the runner and the fruit .
Those jelly rolls are super arent they and so tempting but calorie free!

Linda said...

Lovely little apple and pear and a really nice table runner. I remember sitting at one side of the table. How many years ago was it?
My password is a scream, stischic (tis chic and so is your table arrangement)

cucki said...

hello dear, i so much love the fabric,cute apple and pear and sweet runner..please enter me in your giveaway.thank you :)
keep well..lots of love for you.hugs xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your runner, and the cuddly fruit.
Please enter me into your pear giveaway.
ps Notice you've broken the 100 followers mark!

Lisa V said...

Love the colours in your runner.
I would love a chance to win one of your pears, too cute!
I am already a follower.

Mindi said...

Your apples, pears and runner turned out beautiful! And as all stitchers should know, polite stitchers never look at the backs of anything. :p

Bec said...

I love the colours in that Jelly Roll.
The table runner, apple and pear are gorgeous! I love the cuddly fruit they're fantastic!

Happy 100 Followers!!
I would love to be entered into the drawing for your giveaway :)

Siobhan said...

I must be living under a rock, because I think this is the first I've heard of Mollie Makes! I love love love the pear and apple! I keep wanting to do some along with tomatoes and carrots and pile them under a glass dome on the counter. I think that'd be fun. The table runner turned out sooo nicely, too! I am impressed. What a concept to actually USE the jelly rolls instead of hoarding them, like I've been doing. ;)

Have a great week!

Sally said...

I love your table runner and apple and pear!

Congratulations on 100 followers! Please don't enter me for your giveaway as I've been so lucky lately:)

viv said...

Well done, Christine. I'm getting the digital versions and still waiting around to make the little puppy from a previous issue. viv

PatsyAnne said...

I absolutely love your little pear - and the fabric is so unique - was it a moda jelly roll?

Julie said...

Fabulous table runner, congrats pn 100 hundred followers.

Please enter me into your draw, thanks and good luck to all x

Kate said...

Fantastic table runner - love it. Congrats on reaching 100!

Phyllis said...

Very cute apple and pear...love the fabric. Great looking table runner too! I am a follower and I would love to enter your giveaway!

Brigitte said...

OH, they look so sweet, the apple and pear. It's a pity that we can't get this kind of magazine over here.

Daffycat said...

You know, stuff follows me home like that too?

I ADORE pears and green is my favorite color so I HAVE to enter, lol!

Congratulations on 100 (103 now) followers, Christine!

Amanda said...

I love your table runner! I need to make something like that!! Oh, and the apple and pear are just adorable!!