Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines Day, Strips, and Pineapple Quilting

A lovely early Valentine surprise.
Below are some poor photos of various layouts of a Strips that Sizzle (Margaret Miller) technique. Laying them on that floor don't help much! Playing with the setting takes much more time than sewing them! And I KNOW a border will perk them up, as well as white batting! A person can get dizzy thinking of new ways to lay them out.

The last photo is my quilting start on my recent Pineapple Quilt.

I've fallen behind in blog reading - life kinda stepped in! Don't give up on me, please.




12 comments:

knitnoid said...

ooh I like the 3rd layout.

LC said...

It took me a long time to find her book... and it might take longer to get at a quilt from it... but this is motivating. good stuff!

Angie said...

The flowers are beautiful, Elaine! :) And did you notice that your quilt that you are laying out is in the same colorway as your bouquet? :) I really really like that pineapple blossom quilt.

Chell said...

if my vote counts-- it is #3 for me!!

The Quilting Pirate said...

Now that is a very cool color placement block!! I might have to recreate something like that! I love it!

Helen in the UK said...

Those strips really do SIZZLE! Have fun playing with the layout :)

FLO_rancher said...

I like the spiral or third arrangement best..play with that spiral you will like it..hope to see you at quild on saturday. sew peacefully ..Deb};o

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think the spiral arrangement was my favorite Elaine. Lovely flowers! blessings, marlene

Purple Pam said...

I like all the layouts. I am not much help, am I? I understand what you mean about getting behind in your blog reading (and posting). I am trying to catch up today. And yes, life does get in the way sometimes.

KathieB said...

I like all your layouts--it will be one sensational quilt. Maybe this will motivate me to finish the Strips That Sizzle I've had underway for at least 6 years.

Candace said...

Beautiful, I like them all.

Elizabeth said...

Elaine - Just saw your 'strips that sizzle' quilt layout. Wow - what a winner! It is really beautiful; will stop in to see it done, for sure!