Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pressie, finishes, and a DONE Quilt

This was to be a this-year Linus Quilt but I did not make the deadline. I LOVE the way the strips weave in and out - a simple quilt to make. It was quilted on my DSM, with big loopy-loops, with white thread.

Below is a lovely box of 2 1/2 in strips from Gypsy Quilter who is trying to reduce some of her stash. mmmm - she's showed photos of her stash - I don't think this box will help much but I like how I benefitted. The enclosed chocolate bar did not last long enough, especially as I asked DH to help open the package and he saw it first! Thank you, San!!! 8-)) Below is my (drum roll please!) finished Pineapple Blossom Quilt started in January with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com as our teacher. It's a large quilt, about 70 x 70 inches. The real colors are a bit brighter. I'm liking it, and used mostly stash except for that bright fushia and a bright blue that took it from blah to lovely.
I saved all the 'waste triangles' and made the border. If you have not made this quilt, you might miss the details in the triangles border. Each triangle is made up of 2 pieces - that adds a lot of MORE interest. I trimmed the waste triangles exactly to 2 1/2 inches and using this layout, they fit together very nicely. Maybe I can quilt this summer.

15 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Lovely Pineapple Blossoms quilt!

Lynn said...

Love the extra triangle border on your Pineapple Blossoms - wonderful.

AnnieO said...

A finish is good! I like the woven effect too.

Pineapple Blossom is a great design and yours is so pretty. Good for you for not wasting any stash or triangles! I still have the cutoff triangles from my Pineapple Blossom (except for a few I used on the back of the quilt).

You should be all smiles with your progress (and chocolate too) :)

Joanne said...

Your quilt is stunning !!

Nettie said...

Congrats on finishing your beautiful Pineapple Blossom. I love your Linus quilt, esp. the woven effect you mentioned. Nice pressie. Wondering what will come of the cross-pollenation of stashes here:-)

jovaliquilts said...

I love that triangle border -- very fun and jaunty. The Linus quilt is really cute, too.

Teaquilts said...

Congrats on the Pineapple Blossoms quilt. It look great.

Nancy said...

You have been busy, and the result is wonderful. Nice Job!

LC said...

Great job, Elaine. It is nice to be finished a project, but doubly so when it turns out so well!

Rita E said...

This is beautiful ... luv it! Now I want to make one, too!!

Lindah said...

2 very nice quilts! The pineaple still is on my to do list. The good/bad news is that my part time job has ended so now I have more personal quilting time and that pineapple has moved way up. Is there a pattern for the Linus quilt? I know I've seen others from time to time, but I don't think I've know the pattern name.
Hope your pinched nerve is getting better!

Ivani said...

Great job on the 2 quilts.
Love the look of the first one (Linus)
The pineaple quilt with the triangle border it's awesome and beautiful colors you chose.
Congratulations!

Vicki W said...

Pineapple Blossoms is lovely!

Tanya said...

Oh, what a beautiful Pineapple Blossom! I've made that quilt too from Bonnie's and just love it. The colors you've used and the triangle border is just lovely. I wonder how many 2 inch strips I've got in my basket these days...

Mama Koch said...

Love the colors in your pineapple. I noticed the lights of your blocks aren't all the same...something that I really like to make it even more scrappy.

Can't wait to see how you quilt it.