Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday


Happy Valentine's Day!

 DH and I spent yesterday at Animal Kingdom at Disney World.  We both enjoyed a day in the sunshine, even though it wasn't very warm.  We were getting a bit of cabin fever, after spending a week with DH's serious coldOther than grocery shopping and my regular Wednesday quilting group, we were home the rest of the time.

I finally finished my "Scrappy Pineapple Blossom" quilt!  I did the quilting in bits and pieces when DH was sleeping.....
The block pattern is found on Bonnie Hunter's site.  She has many wonderful scrap patterns - great when you are trying to use up those bits and pieces.  I used the "cut-off" triangles to make pinwheels, then set them on point in the border, as I was trying to make this queen-size.  The green fabric was the remaining of a (I'll take the rest of the bolt) purchase, several years ago.  I brought it south to use as the backing on another project, and used it all except a couple of left-over strips that will reside in my bins until the next scrappy project.  I backed the quilt with some great Kona muslin that I had picked up on sale last winter, and I used left-over binding strips to make the binding scrappy as well.  
I quilted the pinwheels with the same "daisy" design that I used in the light squares, as seen here.  The neutral borders just have some wavy lines and some circles quilted in them, just to even out the quilting.  The outer border has an undulating line of quilting with leaves and flowers that change as they wrap around the quilt.  I used a variegated thread, but it doesn't show up well, and didn't photograph well at all!  It was fun to do, but lesson learned.
When I made "Fruit Salad" last year, there were 8 "block kits" leftover.  I stitched the blocks together, and added the first 2 points, and plan to make a table runner and 4 placemats  to go with the wall hanging.  I had to figure out how many and what shape triangles are needed to make the blocks square, but now it is off to the sewing room!
Check out what everyone else is working on, at Judy's blog.

12 comments:

  1. That turned out great. Love the pinwheels around the pineapple blocks.

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  2. I love the addition of the pinwheels to your pineapple blossom quilt--they twinkle . . . and make the quilt bigger in an interesting way.

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  3. The pineapple quilt turned out so nice!

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  4. Wow you've been busy. Love the pineapple quilt-I've been sewing L/E Flying geese and making little pinwheels from the cut off triangles from the FG---MUST remember this border you used hope I can incorporate it in a future quilt of mine!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love your pineapple quilt and the border is fabulous!

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  6. Love the quilt and have been toying with that one for my next quilt. Nice job and the fruit salad is so cute!!

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  7. That is a lovely quilt! Fabulous job! And I like your fruit salad blocks as well. Now, I'm curious...... Do you keep separate stashes in your northern and southern dwellings, or do you travel with all that fabric?

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  8. I love your pineapple quilt! The border is really nice. I wish I could figure out how to get a pieced border to fit just right like yours. It's a beauty!

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  9. Oh I Love your Pineapple quilt!!

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  10. Love your variation to Bonnie's pattern, it turned out so well.

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  11. Beuatiful pine apple quilt! Love your lay-out and borders!

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