I finally finished my pineapple block quilt. Since the colors are quite bright, I opted to use a calmer pink for the inner border and binding. Besides, pink is my favorite color. For the quilting, I used a circular pattern in the center with a separate pattern (I call ‘wood knot’ in the inner border. I used straight lines in the wide outer border. Since the fabrics are crazy busy, it didn’t make any sense to do more extensive quilting. I love the sewing themed focus fabric. I think I will hang this in my sewing room if I can find a spot.
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.