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. 




  1. What an adorable runner! Your little bee is just too cute!!

  2. Darling table runner. Thanks for the recipe also.

  3. I love wool applique and yours is so stinkin' adorable!

  4. I agree with Elizabeth...your apple pie is so stinkin' cute and that little bee buzzing around knows were the good stuff is, for sure! I am really intrigued by the recipe you shared using Mountain Dew soda! It sounds absolutely delicious, but it will definitely have to wait til this diet is over! I guarantee, I am going to try it then. LOL!!

  5. All these apple pies are making me hungry! I absolutely love the texture of your runner.

  6. Your runner is just adorable! Love the pie and the sweet little touches - felt, stitching, buttons - really cute finish. I've seen that recipe around for years but never tried it! I LOVE apple dumplings but unfortunately my family "thinks" they don't like them because of the name. I'm like, what is wrong with the word Dumpling???

  7. Thanks for the recipe - I have my mom's recipe for apple dumplings and occasionally, I do use that, but your recipe made with crescent rolls is perfect. Your idea for the table runner was so cute and well done. It is neat to see things done in wool.

  8. Cute runner! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Your runner is just darling! I like the raw edge and the bee is super cute.

  10. Your apple pie runner is adorable with all your added embellishments. Love it. This recipe looks like a winner. I'm getting so hungry looking at all the mouth watering green apple projects.

  11. aww that's really a lovely way you made those pied 3D!

  12. This is so sweet, Charlene! I love that addition of a bumblebee...cute, cute, cute. Little stitches on the pie made this even sweeter. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great project, I love working with wool too. In Northern California we are undergoing some dark, dreary rainy days too.

  14. What an adorable runner! It's has a vintage feel which is so nice for a peaceful, calm look. I am from California and just returned from a visit to my parents house. It's incredible what you are all going through. I can remember snow in the mountains when I was a child, but I hadn't seen it in decades. (I used to think it looked like Switzerland...naive me!) Well, it was incredible to see snow again and so much this time that it's hazardous. My Dad told me yesterday that the rains are back in force. So awful to contend with years of drought and then too much rain. Global warming is certainly something!! Stay safe and thanks for the wonderful share...including an apple dessert delight!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! Yes, this rain has caused a lot of damage and displaced a lot of people and animals. We certainly needed the rain to end this horrible drought, but we just aren't used to this much.

  15. Charlene, you tablerunner is as cute as a button. I just love the pie applique . I love apple dumplings. Yours sound just like what my mom makes. Mmmm Mmmm good. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I will have to make some for myself very soon.


  16. Love the runner - so very cute!!

  17. That looks very sweet. It makes such a cute table runner.

  18. Your apple pie table runner is very sweet ... even if the apples might be sour! :-)

  19. What a cute runner! Thanks for sharing your project.

  20. Super fun 3-D table runner and thanks for the apple dumpling recipe!!

  21. The runner is amazingly cute! I'm so glad to have heard that the reservoirs are filled and water restrictions, at least in NoCal, are being discontinued. I hope your area is the same. It's time for a green spring! That is a cute design, and wool is a dream to work. Thank you for the recipe. I will use something besides Mountain Dew - can't tolerate that caffeine, but otherwise, it sounds delicious, and wasn't at all what I thought when I saw the dumpling title.