Jody Johnson of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

24 Apr 2009
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"Grandma Florence's Apple Pie," Jody's submission for our Quilting Arts 2010 "Fresh Picked" Calendar Contest. 


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jan2bratt wrote
on 1 May 2009 4:47 PM

Beautifully nostalgic.

Jan

DianneR wrote
on 1 May 2009 5:05 PM

Love the stitching detail. Great apple too!

Patti C wrote
on 1 May 2009 6:20 PM

The background color really makes the apple pop.  Beautiful.

Jody Johnson wrote
on 2 May 2009 9:28 AM

Thank you for these lovely comments. I cannot believe how beautiful all the quilts in the contest are! It is so hard to choose favourites. This quilt means a lot to me as it is my grandmother's pie recipie, which was her grandmother's pie recipie. My grandmother made the best pies, whether it was apple, peach, saskatoon berry or blueberry. She is 95 now and does not bake anymore, so I have taken over the tradition as the family pie maker.

Gia2 wrote
on 3 May 2009 1:18 AM

Isn't pie great?!  I wish I could read your granny's recipe from here and try it out!

I love the contrast between the on-fire oranges and cool-crisp greens. The recipe looks like it was torn from a well-loved, sticky-finger-printed book. And what is that, cinnamon sticks on the counter? - nice touch and adds the perfect pinch of dark spice texture to the piece and the pie!

janed50 wrote
on 3 May 2009 1:04 PM

Your grandmother must be thrilled that her creativity has so inspired yours.

on 19 May 2009 9:00 AM

Okay, what is a saskatoon berry???

This is a beautiful piece. I especially like the threadwork tree in the top right.

 

SuzanneG@5 wrote
on 27 May 2009 6:34 PM

I love this; it makes me crave my Grandmama's apple pie.  The stitched tree outside the window is a cool detail!

Suzanne G in NC

kabape wrote
on 5 Sep 2010 4:44 AM

Funny to combine a pie recepie with apple. Beautifull quilting.

Kabape

wendigo2 wrote
on 4 Nov 2012 7:51 AM

Very creative.   I like this a lot, especially the tree in the background and the attached recipe.