Gockoo’s Apple Crisp — A Small Quilt for AAQI

Last year Spoonflower.com had a contest to design a fabric based on a recipe.  I chose to do a design based on one of my grandmother’s recipes, and I wrote about it in this earlier post. My grandmother, who we called “Gockoo”, did lots of cooking and baking, and kept a handwritten journal of all her favorite recipes.

The fabric was designed to be a repeating design, but I thought it would also be fun to make a version that I could turn into a small quilt.

These are some of the photos I started with when creating the design.

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This was the repeating design for the fabric contest.

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I simplified that design to create this 8×8 inch swatch for a small quilt.

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I kept the quilting pretty minimal (not my norm lately) — just quilting around the apples and the cups.  Here’s the finished quilt Gockoo’s Apple Crisp.  It’s about 9×9 inches.

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This photo of Gockoo is from the 1930’s.

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Please continue to support the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative during their final year of fundraising and their push to $1,000,000.  Also, check out all the creative happenings at Off the Wall Fridays.

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April 1948 — About a month ago Dad “repaired” an apple tree which rabbits had damaged, in this way–he took fresh bark from some unneeded branches and taped this over wound on tree—then painted over it to secure it with tree dressing (a thick substance for open spots on trees).  We are curious to find out if this is going to work.  March 1949 – noted the tree was in excellent shape and all of 2 inches in diameter.
— Pauline “Gockoo” Schwerman in her Journal

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. 
Jane Austen 


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