I'm so happy with these little sweethearts!
Each Pineapple is just 3-3/4 inches finished - and the entire quilt top is only 21 inches without binding!
What do you think of it? Do you LOVE it as much as I do???
I made this quilt without a pattern after seeing a quilt on Pinterest that I loved.
It was made by Barbara Polston and is called Birds Fly over the Rainbow.
Mine is entirely paper-pieced. I even drew up a pattern to paper-piece the flying geese, which I think is MUCH easier than piecing them the normal way :*) I looked in my stack of quilt magazines and found a paper-pieced pattern for the pineapples and reduced it to the size I wanted. Then I made two pineapples each month in the color designated by Angela in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. At the end of the year, of course things got very busy, so it has been sitting waiting on me to finish up the flying geese and assemble it all.
Here are some of the block centers that I fussy cut to show off the cute little motifs in the fabrics....
Now I just have to decide how I want to quilt it - I'm thinking some very light stitching in the ditch and a little FMQ in the black border and the corners of the flying geese border. Any ideas?
So..... since I have now finished up TWO quilt projects so far this year, I decided to play with a new one last night!!! I started my NewFO Challenge project for February. It is this pattern...
|Folk Art Cats by The Stitchin' Post|
And the background was pieced.... I was having so much fun playing with this that I forgot to take a picture of the checkerboard bottom, but it was attached to this top with the sky and mountains.
I think this quilt will challenge me a great deal! I like for things to be "proper" and these cats are anything but "proper"!!! For instance, this is my first cat fused down....
WOW!!! Is he wild or WHAT???
I'm thinking I will name this quilt "Cool Cats" because it reminds me of the stylized drawings of the Cool Daddy Cat 60's!
That's it for me. What are you working on?
You can see lots of other fun projects at Judy's Patchwork Times!!!
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