Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pineapple Blossom has bloomed!

     In October, I took 2 days of classes with Bonnie Hunter in Rochester, NY. One of the quilts was Pineapple Blossom, a free one on her blog. Even though it was the smaller quilt in her directions, I decided to add the "waste" HSTs for the border. I had to make a couple more. I did not realize until too late, that the quilt is not symmetrical top to bottom, so I did not sew the HST border in the right direction and ended up with yucky corners. Sigh. So, I ripped out the corner ones and replaced it with a whole neutral square- 4 corners worth. Fiddly stuff. 
Bad HST corners
Corners with squares auditioned, yes, ripping commence
     After straightening that out, I tried a whole chorus of border fabric- blues, greens, purples- and settled on a fabric I had just bought last week on clearance at a Black Friday Sale at a LQS. It says meow all over on it, kind of funny. I made all the meow words face up looking from the center. Once it was on the wall, I really, really like it- everything was scraps. Then I wished I would have made it larger, so maybe I will make another one. Very fun quilt!
Some border choices

Finished top


The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on getting your Pineapple Blossom quilt top together. I think you did a nice job on the border selection. Happy quilting!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful top. I like the design choices for the borders. And the sashing turned out good too. I found this block to be a fun one to make.

Preeti said...

After all the twists and turns on the HSTS, corners and borders, you finally have a finished top and it is beautiful. Take a deep breath and admire. Happy Holidays!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Fun quilt.