Day 19 of 30: Autumn Block

I just love the colors of Fall and especially pumpkins.  And I miss them now that I’m living in the desert.  It’s still Summer here with highs near 100 this weekend.   I know that many of you are starting to see the colors change.  Enjoy them for me, won’t you?

Autumn Block by Pam Schoessow

Autumn Block by Pam Schoessow

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Newborn King

Today I’m getting things tagged and finished up for my quilt show later this week.   I’m hoping that people who love to look at quilts will also be interested in my little paintings.  Here are a few more mini 4″ x 4″ pics I have recently completed.  

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Acorn Block

I’m painting some small (4″ x 4″) boards to sell at our guild’s quilt show coming up this month.  Image

 

I think it looks cute on this tiny wooden easel which I plan to include. 

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What do you think would be a good price?  I’ve never sold any of my paintings before.

Pineapple Quilt Nearing Completion

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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.