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 ( 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!



Barb said...

Oh....what a lovely quilt

Greg said...

That is going to be a nice quilt. Can't wait to see the finished result.

~Joan said...

Sam, when I did the applique on my Xmas quilt from last year (seach my blog for "Kathie" or "nine and vines"), I machine sewed one side of the vine and hand-stitched down the other. I just ironed the green wrong sides together, then marked where the vine should be placed on the quilt. I sewed it with a somewhat long stitch a little less than halfway across the width of it, then folded it over and stitched by hand. The reason you do it less than halfway from the raw edge is so that when you fold it over, you have enough fabric to cover the raw edge. Works like a charm, and saves you half of the hand-sewing time.