Orphan Blocks or as I call them, Independent Blocks

Many people call their extra blocks, "Orphan blocks", but I think that sounds sad. So I call mine, "Independent blocks" because there are so many possibilities. For example, I used two of my independent blocks to make a gift bag for the two sided lap quilt I just finished. 

The recipient can use the bag to store the quilt or use it for anything, including a green grocery bag. I lined the inside of the bag and used a French seam to give it a finished look. 

Other ways that I have used my independent blocks are: pot holders, hot pads, pillows, and for the front of plain shirts. 

Some ideas that I have not yet done are: baby bibs, burping cloths, and bottle holders/insulators (baby and water bottles). 

Rose Apple Tarts

There are a lot of recipes for rose apple tarts on the internet. I tried to read the reviews and there was a criticism of lack of apple taste or not sweet enough. I didn't want that with mine. 

Therefore, I placed my rose apple tarts on top of a bed of apples with brown sugar and cinnamon, an apple pie filling. Then I drizzled caramel sauce over the top after baking. I didn't have puff pastry, but I used pie crust dough. I'll try with puff pastry next time. 

I liked how it turned out and so did my family.  

My latest quilt

 I don't have a name for this quilt, yet, but this side was made with Robert Kaufman East Asian Prints fat quarter bundle. 
This is a two sided quilt and this side was made with Benartex Fossil Fern Fat Quarter Box.

I ordered both from Craftsy.