As I told you a while back, I took a workshop from Gyleen Fitzgerald called “Scappy Pineapple” . Well I have finally finished 16 blocks that I think will make a nice table topper or wall hanging. Here is my finished block. I pieced it in a “controlled scrappy” fashion.
I took my colors from this focus fabric that I just love:
It’s “controlled scrappy” because although I used lots of different prints, I used the same red fabric in the centers and corners. I also saved the black to use in the last round of the pineapple. This creates a secondary design when all the blocks are put together. Here’s what it looks like.
Now I’m thinking about borders. I want to use my focus fabric for sure, but I also want a skinny inner border. I’ve narrowed the small border down to two color choices. Here’s the “audition”.
What do you think? The black is the natural choice, but I kind of like the “pop” of the turquoise. I would really appreciate some input before I complete the top. So should it be the black or turquoise? You choose.
Sorry, but I haven’t been doing a lot of painting lately, so my blog posts have been suffering. I am working on something that I will post in the next couple of days.
In the mean time, I am doing some sort of quilting everyday and although I started this blog to show off my watercolor drawings, I hope you don’t mind if I let you see what quilts I have in progress.
Yesterday, I spent several hours in quilting workshop with celebrated quilting teacher Gyleen Fitzgerald. We learned a real fun way to use up scraps with her Trash to Treasures Pineapple quilt workshop. I got a good start on several blocks and I hope posting my progress now will give me the incentive to keep working so that I can show you a finished project soon. Here is a sneak peak. I’m using “happy” colors!
I’ve also been doing some long arm quilting. Here is a quilt top designed by Bonnie Hunter that I have been working on pieced by my friend, Kathy. One of the best things about being a professional quilter is having the opportunity to quilt tops that I would never have time to piece. This one has way too many small pieces, but it’s going to be a gorgeous quilt when it is finished!
That’s all for today. I will keep you “posted” on future progress.