7 hours ago
Monday, September 21, 2009
50% - Well....Sort Of
Here is the latest update on my Pineapple Patch Quilt.
I am setting the blocks 8 X 9, so this is half the blocks set into rows.
There are 1.5" (cut)sashing strips between each block & then the sashing stips BETWEEN the rows will have little bitty 1.5" (cut) blocks between them....It sounds like a lot (well...it is!) but it's going together SO much faster right now!
I say it's SORT OF 50% because the body of this quilt is the easy part. The body of the quilt is bordered by a 10" border with appliqued flowers & vines & leaves and then a final/outer 2" border. The pattern has the final/outer border in a lavender. I dont' think I'll go with lavender - I may make it blue. We'll see what "speaks to me" when it's to that point & since I'm no where near "that point", I'm not gonna worry about it!
I am going to use that EB/Quilt In A Day method to applique the flowers & flower centers, but the vine will be bias strips & totally needle turn applique.
There is NO WAY that I am going to be able to get this beauty completed before THE baby is here, because there isn't enough time. Maybe I should rephrase that: I don't want to sepnd the time on it to get it done. It's not that important. I'd like to have it done before our guild's show in may , but tha's the ONLY goal.
Soon as the body of it's done, I'm back to THE baby applique quilt - still haven't finished the bunny.....
As you view this photo - remember a few things please: #1 it was after 9PM when I shot the photo #2 It's on a beige floor carpet #3 It's pretty dark up here unless you're under the lights at my table(s). #4 the cat was waitin on the top step, to the right of the photo, to get ON my quilt & the fav fat dog was laid next to the wall onthe left of the quilt -so I was snapping this picture really QUICK so that neither one of them seized the opportunity to get on it.
Cute isn't it? All 1930's repro prints. 72 blocks, no repeats! It's going to be a keeper for sure!