Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pineapple Quilt Top

Hello and happy Tuesday! I hope you can put up with one more day of pineapples, and then I promise I won't share them any more until my quilt is back from being quilted.  Although it wasn't on the schedule for yesterday, I ended up finishing up my pineapple quilt top.


At first I was just going to sew blocks into rows...then I decided I might as well



sew the quilt center; and then I figured why not sew the borders on?!  I used three different fabrics for the rectangles and squares that are used to separate the blocks. And then I used just one fabric for the long sashing strips and borders.


I'm super happy with it...it really does say "summer vacation" to me! I need to figure out what to use for a backing and then get it sent off for quilting...oh, and I'll need to figure out binding, too. I'm thinking of a green binding...either scrappy or from one of the new Creekside greens.



Something I thought about as I sewed it all together was how fun it was to see the many different fabrics (I made just 7 of the 18 blocks with the remaining 11 being made by my Quilting Bee friends). I think that every block has fabrics I either have in my stash or can identify...and yet the blocks were made from quilters living in different parts of the country and world.  It's always so interesting to see how quilting really does bring us together!

Quilt Stats:  Scrappy! With my finished quilt about 62" x 78" (free pattern here).

Have a wonderful day...thanks so much for stopping by!

PS Congratulations to Jeanna who wins the giveaway from Olfa on this post! I've emailed you for your mailing information!

19 comments:

Staci said...

This is just charming!

Laura said...

Love the quilt! What a fun idea for a bee block.

Jeanna said...

Thank you for the giveaway, Sherri. I emailed you my info.

Your pineapple quilt turned out nicely. I look forward to seeing it quilted and bound.

Terry said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see it quilted.

Elaine M said...

Love this block. Quilting on the pattern looked great. Thanks for the pattern, think I might add a row to a R by R quilt.

Janet said...

Look at you go...What a great top ...I knew it would look fantastic ...😊

OPQuilt said...

Wow--you are super productive! I love seeing all these pineapples, and am happy that my block came to such a great place to live:)
Glad you are having a good Spring Break. I took my Piggies! quilt to the LAQ this morning--I think we get the award for finishing up Gridster quilts the fastest! It is very beautiful.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

This is a sweet and happy quilt
I love Pineapple!

Helen L said...

It looks great Sherri! I really like the way you set the rows vertically and then offset the blocks. It really makes a great setting! Hugs, H

julieQ said...

Wow! Lovely finish!!

Needled Mom said...

That looks beautiful.

margaret said...

delicious is a good description for this quilt in more ways than one

Hildy said...

Beautiful quilt just perfect for summer! You could use the pineapple print from Charlston by Amy Sinibaldi as backing that would be perfect. Or one of your golden/yellow prints.

sunny said...

It's gorgeous! I've been resisting so far, but I think I'm about to cave and start growing pineapples! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Its a great quilt!

Jolana said...

Wonderful, great result! I used this pattern for sewing a pillow case. But the quilt... probably I should check my stash :) :)
Have a great time! Jolana

Patty D from NC said...

Love the way you set these blocks!

Susan from Kentucky said...

I love this! I have a bunch of yellow fabrics and am now wondering if I should do something like this with them. This is really different. Can't wait to see it finished!!

Melanie said...

Love this design so much. Bought my fabric yesterday to make one. Thank you!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...