BasicGrey fabric Layer Cake quilts

Apple Dandy Quilt {featuring Fruit Loop fabric}

I’ve been so busy working on Lovestruck fabric I almost forgot about another new project I get to share with you. This is “Apple Dandy” and I’ve designed this quilt pattern featuring BasicGrey’s upcoming Fruit Loop collection for Moda Fabrics. The fabric will arrive in November, and the PDF pattern is available in the BasicGrey shop now. (Paper patterns are ordered and should arrive in a couple weeks.)

Apple Dandy layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen for BasicGrey. Fabric is Fruit Loop by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Cute scrappy apple quilt!

Pattern Tidbits

“Apple Dandy” is a Layer Cake pattern and is such a fun way to showcase this luscious collection. The quilt features two different apple blocks, plus a simple dashed-line block alternated in between. One apple block is a simple scrappy mix – and of course you can keep them scrappy like I did, or opt for a single-print apple. The second apple block is a cute little “cut” apple with a half-pinwheel seed detail. It was such a joy to piece!

Apple Dandy quilt by Lella Boutique for BasicGrey. Layer Cake quilt made in Fruit Loop fabric.

These are such a happy batch of apples. For the “white” part of the apple, there is a really sweet tonal print in the Fruit Loop collection that adds something extra special.

Apple Dandy quilt by Lella Boutique for BasicGrey. Layer Cake quilt made in Fruit Loop fabric.

Here’s a look at the quilt top overall:

Apple Dandy quilt by Lella Boutique for BasicGrey. Layer Cake quilt made in Fruit Loop fabric.

Quilt Details:

Apple Dandy layer cake quilt by Vanessa Goertzen for BasicGrey. Fabric is Fruit Loop by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Cute scrappy apple quilt!

I also made a lighter version! Where the blue version has a very whimsical feel, this one is light and fresh. Which one is your favorite?

14 Comments

  1. LaNette

    May 31, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Love it! Such a unique pattern. The fabric collection looks wonderful…can’t wait to get it.

  2. Karen

    May 31, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Love the pattern, It is a cute quilt. I think I like the white background the best. Looking forward to the pattern

  3. Debbie

    May 31, 2023 at 6:16 am

    What a cute pattern! Love them both but maybe the white one better.
    What is the background fabric? Another fabric to preorder.
    Will make a smaller version for a fun fall wallhanging!
    Love your patterns and fabric too! Can’t wait for Lovestruck…preordered!

  4. Mary

    May 31, 2023 at 7:02 am

    I adore this pattern! I’m not one to be drawn to fruity fabrics or patterns, but this is just so adorable 🥰 The dashes just make this pattern and the seed core is so ingenious. Love them both, but the blue background is a beautiful change up.

  5. Karen S

    May 31, 2023 at 7:08 am

    The blue version is my fave! Sooooo good!! What a great pattern.

  6. Nancy

    May 31, 2023 at 7:35 am

    I like the blue grunge background!

  7. Beckie Hinken

    May 31, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Cute as a bugs ear!
    And both backgrounds are just right.

  8. Janet

    May 31, 2023 at 11:17 am

    I love the backing fabric on the blue but I prefer the white background. It really makes the apples pop! Very cute pattern.

  9. Susan

    May 31, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    I immediately ordered the pattern. Love the blue Grunge background. So fresh and different! Thanks!

  10. Robin

    May 31, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    I love this quilt and bought the pattern. Is there a video tutorial of making these quilt blocks anywhere or will there be? I find them very helpful.
    Robin

  11. Christine Cole

    June 3, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    This quilt is beautiful, and I love the blue background. It really makes all of the colors in the print fabrics pop. I am really looking forward to this line of fabric hitting the shops!

  12. Susan Koopman

    June 8, 2023 at 8:51 am

    I love this! I really like the blue background. I may have to make this one for my daughter.

  13. Pam

    June 12, 2023 at 5:48 am

    Such a fun but unique design. Love both color ways but definitely like the blue background the best.

  14. Susan

    November 16, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    I absolutely LOVE both colors! They look so cute that I ordered a quilt kit for this pattern! 🙂 It will be my first quilt, so I’m excited and nervous at the same time… Could you please tell me what threads (weight, brand, cotton/poly, etc.) and what needles you’ve used for this project? That would help a lot! Thanks so much!!

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