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:

appleunit QMs 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

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:

june apple tree quilts1 QMs 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

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:

june apple tree quilts2 QMs 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Apple Tree block #660

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. Shirley says:

    Nothing can beat a fresh Braburn apple. Crispy and sweet…………

  2. LJ says:

    Favorite way to eat apples is in my mom’s special apple dumpling recipe! Close to being sinful, they only get eaten occasionally. It’s like a mini apple pie all wrapped up in pastry with a heavenly cinnamony sugar syrup. Even thinking about these are fattening. OK, get down there and get me 100 push-ups!! lol

  3. Liz Engman says:

    Apple Crisp with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream on top (though apple pie comes in second–that’s what I’m always asked to bring to family holiday meals).


  4. Sandy Call says:

    I love warm apple pie ala mode!! yum -

  5. Janice Padgett says:

    Love homemade chunky applesauce! Cute block. Thanks for another giveaway!

  6. Sandy says:

    I eat apples just as they are — but I love apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples, etc., etc. : ) Yum!

  7. EllaDem says:

    I love my apples raw in slices with brie cheese, a few crackers and a half glass of wine. Then I am ready for my FMQ!

  8. Susan says:

    There is nothing better than freshly baked apple pie :)

  9. eat a apple every day and keep the doctor away. but make a block and keep the apple forever. i will use this as a center for a block of the month thank you for the idea

  10. Laura says:

    Warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream is my absolute favorite!

  11. Marie says:

    I love at eat apples fresh or in pies!

  12. Kaye M. says:

    I have a recipe for Apple Pudding Cake which contains lots of apples and nuts. When you serve it, you pour a warm caramel sauce over it. Delicious!

  13. Sandy W. says:

    I like my apples crisp and uncooked with just a sprinkle of salt. In winter, though, I’ll sauté slices in a bit of butter, sugar and cinnamon. Like your all-seasons apple trees.

  14. maritza says:

    Hola, soy de Chile … me encanta las manzanas smith (verdes) cortadas en rodajas y puestas sobre la masa y encima canela, mi verdadero kucken de manzanas imperdible…

  15. Linda Webster says:

    I like putting a little peanut butter on apple slices. So good!

  16. Jill Hicks says:

    I like to eat apples fresh as a snack, sliced with caramel sauce, in a pie, and warmed in a crisp. There are not too many ways not to like apples.

  17. Karen says:

    In apple crisp !!! I like the crunchy part on top as much as I love the apples !!!

  18. Betty Edwards says:

    When I eat apples I like them with just a bit of salt! Like to slice them thin, sprinkle little salt and enjoy! Now that doesn’t mean I don’t like apples in cakes, pies and other desserts because I do. I especially like Dutch Apple Pie! Yum!

    My dad used to bring home pies from Lee’s in Lecompte, Louisiana(famous place for pies) every holiday and Dutch Apple was the one I always went for!

    aka CajunBear

  19. Linda says:

    Warm apple crisp with a little vanilla ice cream!

  20. gab says:

    I love the apple tree block done in 4 seasons. And I eat raw apples for a quick and easy snack.

  21. Carmen says:

    Homemade apple crisp (with homemade vanilla ice cream of course!)

  22. Deb says:

    Apple cobbler is a great way to eat apples! :)

  23. Carol Crisp says:

    Very pretty block! My favorite way to eat apples is fresh, skin on, sliced in thin wedges!!

  24. Cindy Tarrell says:

    at some time in my life someone said “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and it stuck. I have a fresh raw apple everyday, and just raw is still my favorite way.

  25. Laura Taylor says:

    Have to admit that I love apple pie with vanilla ice cream!! Love the block!

  26. Bunny says:

    Caramel Pecan Upside Down Pie – but can’t have that all the time!

  27. Lynn Clark says:

    I really like the Apple Tree & Orchard Design. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Dutch apple pie with a big dip of cinnamon ice cream has been a lifelong favorite, but more often I eat fresh apple slices with vanilla yogurt mixed with walnuts, raisins and cinnamon. My guilty pleasure is peanut butter mixed with a little honey for dipping crisp apple slices.

    Thanks for the contest!

  28. Rene says:

    I love apples made in a Dutch Apple Pie with ice cream. Apples any way are great.

  29. Maryellen says:

    Cute! Can’t wait to see the magazine. My favorite, besides just biting into an apple after I pick it from the tree (BEST EVER!!) is apple struesel muffins. I pick apples every fall at a farm on Long Island called Milk Pail.

  30. Tami Chaulk says:

    I like apples cooked with cinnamon, butter & brown sugar and eating them with some home made biscuits. Before my father passed, we used to go pick apples from the tree as he had several apple trees. I miss that. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. SewCalGal says:

    What a cute design. Yummy.

    I love the simplicity of eating a fresh, crisp apple, by simply slicing it and having it as a low-cal afternoon snack. But I also enjoy it on salads.


  32. Terry H. says:

    I love to slice the apple and dip them in greek yogurt and peanut butter.

  33. Linda says:

    I love to eat apples most in Apple Betty with lots of whipped cream. Yum!!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Charmaine Kramer says:

    Love crispy apples, especially apple pie and vanilla ice-cream or fresh cream, apple sauce and pork chops, even thinly slice apples sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar with a few raisins, between 2 slices of fresh bread , yummy. I love the apple tree design especially the apple trees in season.

  35. Janette Corsbie says:

    I love to split the apple, put it in a pan and then bake it with just a dash of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

  36. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    Apple pie with lots of cinnamon or an apple crisp with some black berries mixed in.. Of course, they’re awfully good just as they are, especially tart, crisp ones. Your block looks fun to do.

  37. Charlotte says:

    pies and crisp

  38. janet Lucas says:

    first is apple pie…warm out of the oven…second…applesauce on toast!!..my favorite variety is Fuji and the local deer like them too.

  39. Ronda Martin says:

    My favorite way to eat apples with with some sharp cheddar cheese and an apple.

  40. Lori Nelson says:

    My favorite is Dutch Apple pie!!

  41. BethWhite says:

    My favorite way to eat an apple is in apple pie. However, I frequently eat apples sliced and dipped in peanut butter for a great mid day snack.

  42. terri says:

    love apples amde into fresh applesauce

  43. Joan H. says:

    Your apple tree block is great. I love warm caramel apple pie with a scoop of ice cream.

  44. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I love eating sliced apples with sharp cheddar cheese

  45. Denise S. says:

    I love apple pie alamode.

  46. Cheryl Leabo says:

    Home made apple cobbler!!!!

  47. Karen Parson says:

    Awesame I love the design pattern of apple tree and it is perfect for fall quilt… I am forward to make this pattern and get ready for fall season…

  48. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I slice and dip in yogurt… yummy…

  49. fresh Gala apples… Yum!!

  50. Cynthia L. Carlson says:

    My favorite way to enjoy apples is Hot Apple Pie Ala-Mode! Yummy!!

  51. Deborah says:

    The best way is to pick it and bite into it!

  52. Janine Allen says:

    I love to microwave apples then sprinkle with cinnamon. A yummy, healthy dessert!

  53. arlette says:

    I love to eat apples, it’s my fave fruit, I’m always eating them when I have the chance, so I guess my fave way to eat them is fress off the tree, but I don’t complain about it ;)

  54. Claudia says:

    Mmmm… baked apples. Apple pie without the crust. I prefer Jonathan or MacIntosh apples. Wash, core, stuff the hollow with nuts, golden raisins, cinnamon, dash of ginger and cloves, a little brown sugar, and drizzle with “spray” butter. Pop in the microwave for about 5 min. Don’t burn your mouth.

  55. Barb Johnson says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is fresh off the tree! Warm and juicy and crunchy! I can’t wait to get a copy of the new 100 Blocks Volume so I can see how you managed to make your block without set-in seams!

  56. Leanne says:

    I love sliced Jonagold or Gala apples dipped in caramel sauce. It goes really well with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!

  57. Mmm… I have a recipe that has you put thick, center-cut pork chops in an apple cider and brown sugar brine overnight, then sauté the pork chops with sliced granny smith apples and heavy cream. It’s wickedly sinful, but tastes SO good. It’s one of my favorite fall meals.

  58. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love to eat apples picked fresh from the tree.

  59. Jennifer Gleich says:

    I love to eat sliced apples dipped in peanut butter…yum!

  60. Sallie says:

    spread crunchy peanut butter on apple slices.

  61. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    in an apple crumble! Although, just cut into wedges and eaten raw is pretty good, too!

  62. Vivian says:

    Just found this this year, Carmel dip, I slice them up and dip them in.

  63. Cher says:

    I eat a lot of apples all different ways. I have a to-die-for apple cake recipe and I also like to add fried apples to pork chops with sliced sweet potato. Can’t wait to try the apple tree block.

  64. Lee Ann L. says:

    I love to core an apple, put butter inside with cinnamon and nuke it a bit. Thank you for a chance to win!

  65. Sara Clark says:

    Nothing like biting into a fresh, crisp apple! Love your apple tree block.

  66. I love apples, I love them right off the tree, that is the best way to eat them.
    I also make apple oatmeal cookies and apple crisp, my staple food, lol.


  67. marta says:

    What a novel idea for a block !..I like apple as all fruits , so I eat them raw when they are in season….

  68. I love to eat apples, wrapped in dough and baked!

  69. Linda Cartwright says:

    Love your apple tree blocks!
    I love fresh apples, apples baked in a pie, apples dipped in caramel sauce…

  70. Dorothy G says:

    Just LOVE your apple orchard quilt. I’m a traditionalist, I like the old fashioned apple turnovers.

  71. Jean Belle says:

    My mother’s apple crisp recipe is our family’s favorite way to eat apples! A close second is her recipe for apple bars which my sister makes with apples from her trees. Love the 4 seasons design!

  72. Mary Kastner says:

    Appples cut up and dipped in peanut butter. Yum! My favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. Jan Jones says:

    I like my apples baked with cinnamon, brown sugar & butter! Yummy!

  74. Lucy says:

    Dipped in carmel.

  75. Cathryn H says:

    I love eating apples in slices – already cut up so I don’t have to worry about seeds or stems. My favorite is the Gravenstein followed by Granny Smith.

  76. Shirley V D says:

    My favorite way to eat an apple is in an Apple Crisp, or pie.

  77. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    I am still a little kid at heart I guess….I generally core the apple and cut it into 6ths or 8ths :)

    Of course, slightly cooked with some cinnamon & put on just about anything (including Belgian Waffles & Vanilla Ice Cream)…..Or, in a dish with peanut butter & raisins…. or with some mayo, walnuts & raisins…..

    Anyway you slice it (pun intended), Apples are awesome! Thanks for sharing a great block!

  78. cynthia says:

    I really love a Waldorf salad!

  79. Becky S says:

    Cute block! My favorite way to eat apples is in apple pie or apple crisp.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. You are too generous!
    I can’t eat raw apples right now because I have braces, but that is my favorite way to eat apples…fresh and right off the tree!

  81. Denise :) says:

    Hot and freshly baked in an apple pie … served a la mode! :) YUM! :)

  82. Karen says:

    I slice in quarters, remove the core and then slice each quarter a couple times – put the apples on a small plate with several slices of cheese and get to work eating my snack – I get my fruit and calcium at the same time :)

  83. KT says:

    I love biting into a nice crisp apple!

  84. Robyn B says:

    Sliced and raw

  85. jean says:

    I eat an apple every day for lunch…love them and this cute block!

  86. Apple pie. Yummmmmmmmmm

  87. Dana says:

    Just grab it and eat it, apples are perfect for when you’re busy and running around.

  88. Jean K says:

    My way to eat apples is to quarter them take out the seeds, share half with my husband, dip my half in caramel sauce…then go get another apple and do it all over again:) I only mean to eat half but, oh well, the caramel AND apple is just too good together.

  89. Cindy says:

    Cakes, pies, crisps, homemade applesauce on waffles, and fresh are all favorites ways to eat an apple. I love the apple tree block.

  90. DebrafromMD says:

    I like apples quartered and slathered with peanut butter. Yum!

  91. Leanne says:

    what a cute apple block – love your orchard layout too. I actually just had one of my favourites tonight – sliced apple on puff pastry brushed with butter and sugar and baked – yummy !

  92. Sheryl F. says:

    My favorite way to eat apples is in an apple dapple cake. Yum!

  93. Jitka says:

    I prefer raw apples.

  94. Lisa Marie says:

    Love your block, especially when set into an orchard! I like apples with peanut butter. And in just about any kind of baked goods.

  95. Teri says:

    I like to cut up my apples and dip them in caramel sauce. Honeycrisp are my favorite.

  96. Sharon says:

    I love the apple tree block – we have several orchards, so an apple (or two) a day is a norm here – nothing like an apple freshly picked to make your day. But a hot apple pie with some vanilla ice-cream is an even better way to end the day!

  97. Joanna says:

    I love apples and enjoy them especially in apple crisp. But as a snack with peanut butter is another favorite. Apple Tree is a sweet block. Looks great in the orchard quilt.

  98. Cindy K says:

    My favorite way to eat a apple is to slice it up and dip the slices into caramel dip..ummm.

  99. Annaleena says:

    I eat a lot of apples. Here are couple ways to use them. When I want to eat something sweet I like to bake a apple cake. Some mornings I like to peel and chop a apple on top of my morning porridge. It gives a good start for a day.

  100. My favorite way to eat apples is in deep dish apple pie with vanilla ice cream – yum!!! Love your block – refreshing and original :*)

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