Sunday, January 5, 2014


Hi! I am Marjorie aka Applique Adddict.

I am excited to get started on this BOM, but as I have since discovered, I was one of many who were not really all that keen on the design of the first block.  I decided to search for some other images of the Apple Pie Ridge Star block and found many that I really liked, most notably  this one at Quaker Quilts.  

I used those ideas to re-draft the pattern that was provided.  I hope you consider doing the same.

You can read more details on my Ah-Ha! moment on my blog.

I am very happy with the center section.
If I were to do it over, I would do a double scroll (in place of the scroll and ball)  and make the star points more symmetrical.

Hopefully you'll read this before you do yours.  Make your block something you love.

I also have a post on the details of the Back Basting Applique technique that I used if you are interested.


  1. VERY pretty block version!
    Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

  2. Have already commented on your blog but thought I should use this blog too! A very elegant block - congratulations on making it your own. I don't mind the original quirky block but it is lovely to see your beautiful work too.

  3. I love you made what you love! It's a funky block either way.

  4. I enjoyed seeing your block. Love the red fabric.
    What is your blog called? I would like to read it.

    1. You can click on the blue links in my post to get to specific posts on this project.

  5. very pretty! I love your idea of changing the block to make it your own.

  6. Very pretty block, I thought long and hard about using batiks, your fabrics are very pretty.

  7. I wish I'd seen this before I stitched mine! I love it. Very nice job.

  8. Thank you for the timely tip ..... I usually do change something out that doesn't appeal to me in a pattern and I like what you did with your block!

  9. Love your version of the block!!

  10. I wish I had seen this before I finished my block. I thought that weird center was just someones attempt to make a four sided snowflake. I wish I had thought to make it more exact or to look like something.
    Great job!