Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Woo-hoo! Pineapple blossom done!
It's more like "kinda done." The pineapple blossom blocks are done. Aren't they lovely? Thank you so much for sharing that pattern with us, Bonnie! (I can't even imagine the amount of time it must take to figure one of those up- take all the pictures, type it all in... But I really do appreciate it and I know that there are so many others here, also, that do too!) I used only fabric from my stash. The background peices are all from the same fabric- a fact I nearly regretted. I actually had to peice 2 of the 3 1/2" squares. Now that's using every bit of fabric. And it's a solid- not most quilter's favorite, but I like the soft celery green color. I didn't have much of a selection of light fabrics as I have recently used up a lot in a couple different quilting projects. It's just not very exciting to buy...beige...fabric. You know? So I usually end up with very little in my stash. And it looks so nice in a quilt. Need to change that about myself. I made 48 of Bonnie's pineapple blossom blocks and the top is, thus far, about 58"x72". Something like that. I want to make it larger, so I was thinking that I might use all of those bonus triangle blocks in a saw tooth border. What do you think of that? too pokey? I was thinking to find a batik in, maybe, green. Maybe make a small border, then the sawtooth border and then a wider one. I had some interesting pink/orange fabric, but it muddied up the blossom blocks. It'll have to wait a couple weeks, until I go back to work- and the quilt shop reopens. The Quilter's Toy Box has loads of batiks. I was thinking, if it is alright with Bonnie, that I might see if there is any interest in a class for the Pinapple Blossom. I thought it was a lot of fun and it really slurped up the stash.

11 comments:

Lucy said...

It turned out so happy. ANd that in those dark days:c). Did you sew it with your featherweight?

Leah S said...

Wow! You're so blessed Nina! A daughter that is excited in your effort to turn her drawing into a quilt. A "new" and smooth sewing machine and a dent in your stash!

May you have many happy hours of sewing in 2006. :)

Tonya R said...

It looks soooo excellent. Bright and happy. I like sawtooth borders - would love to see how they audition. Quilter's Toy Box? What a great name for a store. Good luck fabric shopping

Laurie Ann said...

That looks great! I love it with the brights! Love the wall hanging too, I am glad she really appreciated it.

Tropical Screamer said...

So pretty and bright. And I'm still lusting after your featherweight. :)

Tracey said...

Very nice! Like Lucy says, it brightens up the days!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Stunning use of colors - it is truly a super fab top!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Dawn said...

Nina it turned out wonderful! I love it! Everyone is making them - I've got to pull some fabrics out I think and make one! Yours is great!

JudyL said...

They are so lovely! What a great quilt!

Judy

Sewbaby said...

I love your quilt!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats!

Susan said...

I never saw this post! I absolutely love the colors you used in your pineapple blossom quilt!