QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

I hope you had as much fun visiting designer blogs last week as I did on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour! You can still visit each designer to see what they have going on even though the prizes are done (for now!) . . . the inspiration remains. You can scroll through the blog or find ALL the designer’s websites listed on the 100 Blocks Vol. 7 page. Not every one can participate in the blog tour, so this lists every contributor in the issue.

We had so much going on last week, that we decided to showcase QM staff blocks after the blog tour, so now I get to introduce you to my Apple Tree:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Apple Tree by June Dudley

Wait a minute, let me set that on point for you:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Apple Tree by June Dudley

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That’s better, isn’t it? My Apple Tree block was made with fabric from P&B Textiles.

This block came about from a different project I was working on where I wanted to make 40 units that looked like this:

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I had striped fabrics for the left side and the top that I wanted to look mitered, but I didn’t want to do 40 Y-seams to set in the squares . . . so I thought and thought and started cutting up pieces of paper to experiment with (it’s easier to fold 1/4″ seams in paper because they stay in place) and discovered a way to fold triangles inside squares that create a 3-D unit. (Don’t worry there are illustrations in the magazine instructions that explain all of that!) That little experiment turned into apple units which became the apple tree block.

You can make an orchard from 13 Apple Tree blocks:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Apple Orchard by June Dudley

pin it button QMs 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

Quick math tip: To find the diameter of a block when you set it on point, multiply an edge by 1.414. So a 12″ block x 1.414 = 16.97″. For rough calculations you can say that a 12″ block set on point will measure about 17″. So the quilt above is (3 blocks x 17″) + (2 borders x 5″ each) approximately 61″ square.

Or, what about recoloring four apple trees to make one for each season:

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 7, Apple Trees in Season by June Dudley

pin it button QMs 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

The piecing is the same with different colors for apple blossoms in Spring, developing apples in Summer, ripe apples in Fall and barren branches in Winter.

I just can’t help it . . . let’s do another giveaway for QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7! Leave a comment telling me your favorite way to eat apples by midnight MST, Tuesday May 7 and one more lucky winner will get an issue! And keep watching Quilty Pleasures for more staff blocks all month long!

The winner is Dell (comment #172)! Thank you everyone for participating!

About June Dudley

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Quiltmaker magazine. I have enjoyed quilting for many years. And I love to collect fabric, thread, books and all things quilty. I especially like batiks, bright colors, florals, dots, stripes and anything purple or teal.
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194 Responses to QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

  1. Gena in Dallas says:

    My favorite way to eat an apple is sliced with a bit of peanut butter on it.

  2. Julie B says:

    I love you apple tree block. My favorite way to eat a green apple is fresh, crisp and juicy.

  3. Diane says:

    Love the apple tree block! I love a fresh, crisp apple eaten right off the tree!

  4. Teresa Stonecypher says:

    I like to eat apples fresh, and crunchy. I like them in pies and cobblers too, but my favorite is just eating them fresh. All juicy and sweet.

  5. LeeAnn says:

    warmed apple crisp with ice cream! Yummmmmm……

  6. LizaA says:

    Warm apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream.

  7. Sandra MacWilliam says:

    Apple crisp with ice cream, yum. And I love the apple tree block.

  8. Denise says:

    Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream is my favorite. Served warm so the ice cream melts.

  9. C Walker says:

    I love apples best in my Mom’s cinnamon apple pie with a touch of nutmeg.

  10. Rebecca Schmitt says:

    One of my favorites is to take a very tart apple, like Granny Smith, and dip in peanut butter – yum!

  11. Debra Ruffing says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is in apple pie of course!! Tart and sweet!

  12. Julie in WA says:

    My favorite? A Fuji sliced really thin. Somehow it just tastes better really thin…

  13. ritainalaska says:

    apples are my favorite snack … specially pared, sliced and spread with dab of peanut butter! great apple tree blocks in the four season quilt!

  14. Sue says:

    I’ve fallen in love with honeycrisp and enjoy them right from the market! As for pies, my grandma made the best ones ever. Grandpa loved all kinds of pie as long as they were apple!

  15. Michele says:

    My favorite way to eat the. Is to slice them in thin slices and eat !

  16. Susan Shaw says:

    I have to be careful when I eat apples; raw apples can double me over. Therefore, I have to cook my apples. I love homemade apple pie. My dad would eat apple pie fresh out of the oven with sharp cheddar cheese. It is good. My second favorite way to eat homemade apple pie is with vanilla ice cream. An apple a day… might bring me a win!
    I went to the store today to buy a copy of the 100 Blocks and I guess they were sold out. Wimper, wimper! I hope they restock.

  17. Toni-Anne says:

    Lying on a sun-lounge enjoying gloriously balmy weather with a tall drink and good quilt magazine within reach on a cruise-ship making its way down the Rhine or the Danube, don’t mind which.

  18. Caramel apples! I love the block–so clever!!

  19. Leslie says:

    My favorite way to eat apples….fresh off the tree or in apple crisp!!

  20. Susie says:

    My favorite way to eat an apple is right out of my hand. There is nothing better than a crisp sweet/tart apple to finish off my lunch

  21. Sonya says:

    Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream is amazing! I love the block!

  22. Auntie Clark says:

    I love to take an apple along with me if I will be out at lunch time. They are just so easy to “grab and go”. And so good for you as well. Thanks for a great block!

  23. Dell says:

    I like apple cobbler best. Your blocks are great.

  24. Julie says:

    I love your Apple Tree block and I love apple pie. Yum.

  25. I like Apple Brown Betty. Warm is best! Then a scoop of ice cream… Mmmmmmmmm.

  26. Nancy says:

    I love apples best when I pick them off the tree myself! So crisp and fresh!!!

  27. Charlene S says:

    I love them sliced and served up by my delightful husband. LOL

  28. Candy S says:

    I enjoy fresh apples sliced and eaten as is, but my favorite way to eat apples is in warm apple cake with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

  29. rosa says:

    Beautiful.My favorite way to eat apple is eating a crunchy apple or an apple pie !

  30. Djoekie says:

    ik hou van appelmoes en van appeltaart met ijs
    dank voor het meedoen

  31. Mary C in WA says:

    I love my apples cold, fresh and sliced with caramel sauce to Dip them in. Cute block – can’t wait for my copy!

  32. Lisa E says:

    I like to cut up the apple and eat it that way. Then I give the core to my rabbits!

  33. Laura G says:

    My favorite way to eat (granny smith or our home grown) apples is dumplings. The raisins and the honey make it extra sweet. I need to get a new apple corer soon to make it easier to core them. Is there any cool apple fabric coming out soon?

  34. Lavonna ZWB says:

    I love Apple Crisp. I always quadruple the topping and have an extra yummy crisp as a result.

  35. JoAnne says:

    Apple pie is my most favorite apple dish. I LOVE this block!

  36. Elaine M. says:

    I absolutely love the very unique tree block!! So imaginative. And thanks for the little math lesson too.

  37. Jo says:

    Fresh apple cider..i could drink gallons of it! Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  38. Terri E says:

    I like my apples quartered and then dipped in creamy peanut butter! I love your apple tree block and the way you figured out how to make it happen. Thanks for another chance to win!

  39. Laura Riley says:

    I like to cut an apple into fourths, take out the core, and then eat it. I take an apple with my lunch to work and eat it like that. Some days I may a little peanut butter to the apple or caramel (in the fall).

  40. Carla G says:

    I love fresh crisp apples sliced with crunchy peanut butter. mmmm! Thanks for another chance to win! :)

  41. Ellen says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is to well – just eat them! That is why they are so great – just wash and eat!

  42. Apple slices and caramel dip~ yum! Thanks for another chance to win this wonderful magazine!

  43. MaryBeth says:

    Hands down – it’s PIE with vanilla ice cream. I love your block – very cool.

  44. Crystal Nolet says:

    Love the apples with cheese, but the best way I like eating them is with my granddaughter when we make neat shapes like flowers with them.

  45. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Lovely apple tree block. My favorite way to eat apples is hot apple cobble with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for another chance to win.

  46. Bonita Anderson says:

    Warm homemade apple pie with homemade Hazelnut ice cream. YUM!

  47. Vicky says:

    Apple Crisp from my grandmother’s recipe. Warm with cream.

  48. Kay Jump says:

    I love apples and I love this apple unit.

  49. Linda Milward says:

    French apple pie straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :)

  50. sue says:

    Love a crisp Granny Smith apple cut into wedges and smeared with peanut butter! YUM! -)

  51. Joy says:

    Granny Smiths dipped in caramel…..YUM!

  52. Cecilia says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is in apple pie! I like the apple tree block.

  53. Jamie says:

    I like apples just about any way. I especially like to add them to a salad for extra crunch.

  54. Nancy Sue says:

    Grilled and served over ice cream. Makes a mess of your bbq…but ohhhhh so worth it!

  55. Julie in GA says:

    One of my favorite ways to eat an apple is sliced up on peanut butter toast.

  56. Donna Amos says:

    My Mom’ recipe for old fashioned Apple Butter is hard to beat. Only cinnamon and sugar is added, and then cooked in a pressure cooker…..yummmmm!

  57. I love sugarfree apple crumb cake with lots of walnuts. With a blop of CoolWhip, I can eat guilt-free. Oh no! Just made myself hungry!

  58. Nancy Miller says:

    Apple dumplings or just fresh on the go …so many varieties and healthy. I like the Apple tree quilt block but I am still waiting for spring to come don’t want to rush fall…Lynette Jensen from Thimbleberries has some cute apples to piece. The blocks work well into potholders and runners.

  59. Ele W. says:

    I love apples any kind of way – cooked, raw, mashed, stewed, juiced, and probably more ways I can’t even think of. What a cute block. Thanks for another chance to win.

  60. Karen says:

    Dipped in carmel!

  61. Patricia Hersl says:

    Wash it, grab a knife and make thin slices. Juicy and refreshing!

  62. Ronnie says:

    Homemade applesauce!

  63. Mary Jo says:

    My favorite way to eat an apple is just right out of my hand!! You just cannot improve on a good thing!! My next favorite is apple pie and i do bake a mean one! So, so good, even for breakfast!!

  64. Regina says:

    crispy granny smith dipped in caramel

  65. Bonnie Thiem says:

    The way I have to eat an apple is to cut it into pieces after I remove the core. I love the apple peal but it doesn’t like my lips. They swell up so I have to cut it into pieces and then eat it without touching my lips. It’s kind of a bother but I love apples. Sometimes I put some salt on them, too. Still hoping to win a magazine. Thanks.

  66. Karen Morgan says:

    I love eating apples fresh off the tree — I worked in an orchard for a couple years, and there is nothing like a fresh apple.

  67. Angel says:

    Tangy apples with caramel-yum!

  68. debbie says:

    I love to eat apples on a green salad with dried cranberries as well.

  69. Linda Erickson says:

    I think Apple Crisp is about my favorite!

  70. Chana says:

    apple pie a la mode!!

  71. Rachel Johnson says:

    Apples with peanut butter

  72. MargaretQuilts says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is to wash it and then just bite into it skin and all.

  73. Pati Cook says:

    I really like apples fresh, sliced just by themselves. Or baked or made into applesauce with the skins left on.
    Great block and love the way it looks. ‘

  74. Kris says:

    Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Cute block. I like your 4 season quilt.

  75. Susan Paxton says:

    I love the apple trees!! So cute…would love to win the book so I can try them!!

  76. Susan Reynolds says:

    I love to make homemade applesauce with pork chops!

  77. pat sprengel says:

    I love making homemade apple dumplings with brown sugar sauce. UMMMM UMMMM good!

  78. floribunda says:

    hmm — apple slices with crunchy peanut butter. The best!

  79. Julie Misco says:

    Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream!
    Love your apple block!

  80. Maureen says:

    My favourite way to eat apples are dipping them in caramel! Thanks for a chance at the give-away….again!….I’m tying very hard to win a copy but if not, I’ll definitely buy it!

  81. Janet P. says:

    I like fried apples!

  82. Jennifer T. says:

    My favorite way is to cut them up into wedges (and Fuji or McIntosh are my favorite varieties)! Healthy snack or dessert!

  83. Mary Ann says:

    Just bite into it!

  84. Sandi says:

    I like to slice the apple and put peanut butter on the slices. YUM!!

  85. Judy Crowell says:

    Apple slices with cheese and pretzels! Or caramel apples, YUM!

  86. Annie says:

    Honeycrisp apples with peanut butter!

  87. Bonnie says:

    Dutch apple pie a la mode!

  88. VickiT says:

    Apples are one of my favorite fruits. I love a great apple pie as much as the next person but, my favorite way to eat apples is to just cut into slices and eat like that.

  89. Mary Saxon says:

    Chopped fresh apples on non-sweetened Green yogurt, sprinkled with sugar (for crunch), walnuts, and cinnamon. Lots and lots of cinnamon.

  90. Barb Colvin says:

    I love to cut my apple into wedges, slice some cheddar cheese and serve with whole grain crackers. Perfect for a light lunch or supper.

  91. lyn crain says:

    My favorite way to enjoy an apple is dipping it in caramel sauce. I enjoy the sweet caramel taste versus the tartness of my favorite the Granny Smith apple. Yummy!
    Course, I wouldn’t turn down a piece of apple cobbler either with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  92. Sue Riley says:

    To make a quick treat I put apple wedges in a small shallow dish, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, add a smal tab of butter and microwave it for a minute or so (depending on the power of your microwave. It is like apple pie without the crust.

  93. Jennifer says:

    Apple wedges dipped in peanut butter is my fav. Yum!

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