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.
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.