Sunday, November 3, 2013

Good Ole Apple Butter


Apple Butter day is more than making apple butter, it is a social time of getting together with family.  This event reconnects the cousins as they sip hot cider, play games and visit.
 
Dad keeps the fire a burning.


Uncle Joe filling the jars of apple butter. 


 23 Gallons of apple butter ready to eat with townhouse crackers and peanut butter.  Yummy.  Dads shed makes a wonderful place for this large gathering.  If it rains or snows we are still in the dry.

Quilt Life
Just finished quilting all the double lines around the stars.


Now I am starting to quilt the blocks.




 

 November 12 is my day for the blog tour for Quiltmaker's magazine 100 Blocks Volumn 8.  Be sure to check back to have a chance to win the this magazine and one of my books or patterns.


27 comments:

  1. The apple butter day looks like so much fun. What a special day for your family. Your quilt is just stunning.

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  2. The thumbnail picture of the quilt caught my eye! What a wonderful interplay of shapes and colors. And what a harvest of apples you had this year!

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  3. Apple butter... yum! Your quilt blocks are just too cool. I didn't even see the tumbling blocks until I looked at the pictures with your quilting. I was so intrigued by the stars!

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  4. I agree with Nann... that thumbnail just caught my eye. And, oh, I just went apple picking today so maybe there is some apple butter in my life....

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  5. Apple butter! What a fun gathering to make it! That thumbnail caught my eye too. Amazing!!!

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  6. Now that looks like a fun day and the apple butter.....delicious! Your quilt looks great too! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. It is so nice to visit a day in your family's life. How fun! I miss being with my boys who don't live real close. Your quilt is awesome. I remember seeing it in the earlier stages. What I missed was seeing the added block in the pattern. Beautiful!

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  8. Interesting to read about apple butter. Your quilt is gorgeous - love those colors!

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  9. This is an amazing quilt! I love the star outlines . I'd love to know more about the pattern!

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  10. I'm always in awe of your beautiful creations and this one is so beautiful! What a great time making apple butter with family -- looks like a such a fun event.

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  11. What an amazing looking quilt and I love the quilting you are doing on it!

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  12. Yuum! I am loving how much your family has turned apple butter into an event! Also your quilt is amazing!

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  13. Your quilt is just superb! I love the block and am going to have to try it myself one of these days.

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  14. Wow, your family takes apple butter seriously. Looks like fun! What a wonderful tradition. Your quilt is mesmerizing!

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  15. Apple butter is so good!

    What a pretty star quilt!

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  16. What a clever design - it has so much going on, and such unusual angles - you are clearly a geometry master as well as a talented quilter!

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  17. this quilt is so beautiful! I love the illusion it creates!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. Oh, my dear Mother loved her Apple Butter!..That brings back some sweet memories, thank you.....

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  19. Love this quilt top! Okay... but I also love homemade apple butter and fall weather and family time.. I could smell the fire in your pics! Amazing... but back to the quilt... I hand quilt and thought from afar this was a wide zig zag that changes color but it is applique??? Help... do you have a post just on this quilt??? How you pieced this masterpiece??? Love it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Quilt Infatuation... you are featured today btw! Congrats! Kathi

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  20. Mmmm, I love apple butter...! I am the only one who eats it so when I see the little tiny packets at a restaurant (by the little jam packets) I always take 2 extra... I love that quilt. Where can I find the instructions/pattern?

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  21. I love your quilt! It looks like Christmas packages with stars for ribbon.

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  22. Good Morning, I just stumbled upon your blog as your beautiful quilt was posted on it - it is absolutely gorgeous. Any chance you will have a pattern or tutorial for such a wonderful project. Thank you so much and I look forward to adding you to my morning coffee.

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  23. Such a cool quilt. I love breaking them down to see how they're made, and this one took a while to figure out. Love it!

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  24. That quilt is spectacular! Beautiful work!

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