Sunday, October 16, 2016

"Pineapple Parade" - DONE

Yeah - It turned out DONE and good!   If you have not made one, I would encourage you to try.  Design possibilities are endless - note that there are 2 blocks in this design, making that "spool-like corner" and dark center in the same block, and the other block is traditional, and mine is scrappy.  The block corners are where much of the design ends up.  Get a good ruler and a good design and go for it.  No paper is needed for this 8 inch size, no drawing on muslin, ... those are other options.  My Pineapple DVD with several patterns was found in Annies Craft Catalog and designer is Gyleen Fitzgerald.  You will LOVE the DVD, (currently $14.99!) even if you don't make the quilt.  (There is another DVD option for the same quilt, but higher cost - not sure what that is.  I learned from the DVD and instructions on the DVD, and did not "join" the on-line class, another option.)  I DID purchase the ruler she recommended but others are available.   Again, she has a simple ruler, but Annies has a more complex ruler that that did not appeal to me.



My geraniums this year - almost all of my gardening is right here!  The foliage was so dense, and the leaves were thick and triangular - very pretty when weather was good.  Here, they have had one frost and one heavy wet snow, but they did survive under a blanket.  See all those green/yellow crawling ivy trailing things? I forgot what they are called,  but this year they survived the winter and returned.  8-)))

Now, I am off to sew on a project that is going to take a long time - my house is overflowing with quilts that get turned out every month, and there is NO room!  Yesterday I delivered 2 Linus quilts so there is a little bit of space again!  Happy quilting!

6 comments:

judyquilts said...

Beautiful Pineapple quilt. Definitely on my bucket list, so appreciated your recommendations.

Vic in NH said...

Your pineapple quilt is a lovely finish! I think that the little annual vine might be called vinca? Not sure of that.

Jen said...

Beautiful finish! Did you use mostly scraps for this one?

Janet O. said...

It is a beauty, Elaine!
You have ALMOST talked me into trying one--but I have far too many UFOs ahead of it!!

Michelle said...

Love your pineapple quilt! Great job!

Wonky Girl said...

So glad I decided to play catch-up on blog reading today. Love your quilt so much that i just purchased the DVD and ruler. Annie's still has the sale price and also a promo that gave me an extra $5.00 off my total order. No time to start a quilt before holidays so my hubby can give me these items for Christmas. I'm wondering if you will be making another quilt from patterns on the DVD ?