Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Little Green Apples Sew It-Show It Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Green Apple 

Sew It - Show It Challenge!

The March Sew It - Show It Challenge is being hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.  I don't know where Carol comes up with these great ideas, but they are always loads of fun!  Thank you, Carol, for all your hard work and creativity.

This month Carol has challenged us to sew something in green or apple fabric, or both!  I have challenged myself this year to use up my stash and not buy new.  Can you believe it?  In two rooms full of fabric, I do not have a scrap of apple fabric. 

Green apples are a little too sour for me to eat raw, but they make excellent pies.  For my project, I decided to make a table runner featuring Green Apple Pie.

I used wool scraps to make my pie and green apple pieces and sewed them onto a cotton background.  I layered a piece of warm and natural batting behind the crust area to make it stand out.    

A red wool heart added a little color to the pie and a white button highlighted the apple.   

A sassy bumblebee, also made of wool, buzzes lovingly over the pie. I used 6-strand embroidery floss to stitch X'es on the pie and crust.  Instead of using a blanket stitch, I chose to use the raw-edge method because of the batting layer and the tiny size of the bee.  I'm not sure I like it as well.  I finished the 16" x 36" table runner by adding a black and white dotted border.   

We've been having lots of dark, stormy days here in California, so this Little Green Apple Pie table runner is a bright spot in my house.

It's also been cold here and a little lovin' from the oven warms more than just my heart.  One of my favorite apple desserts is Ree Drummond's (The Pioneer Woman) Apple Dumplings.  They are not for anyone on a diet.  


Apple Dumplings


  • 2 

    whole Granny Smith apples

  • 2 

    8-ounce cans of crescent rolls

  • 2 

    sticks of butter

  • 1 1/2 c. 


  • 1 tsp. 


  • Cinnamon, to taste

  • 1 

    12-ounce can Mountain Dew soda


    1. 1Peel and core apples.
    2. 2Cut each apple into 8 slices each.
    3. 3Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll.
    4. 4Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. 
    5. 5Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 
    6. 6 Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top. 

I hope you liked my project.  It was a delight to make.  Working with wool is a dream, and I don't know why I don't use it more.  Have to add that on my To Do List. 

Today is the last day of this hop, so be sure to visit all the talented quilters who have contributed to this fun blog hop.  Below is a list of today's participants.