Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2011

I suppose what better way to become aquainted with blogging by joining in on the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This is hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  I am excited to see all of the quilts!

The quilt I am sharing with you today was finished last month.  It is from Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom pattern, finished with a piano key border.  I made this one big at 90" square.



What inspired me?  I was collecting fabrics to make a scrappy bargello.  After I cut the strips and put a block together, I hated it.  I had too many darks and not enough neutrals.  I noticed the Pineapple Blossom pattern on Bonnie Hunter's website and loved it!  It took me a year before I started, but it was totally worth the wait.  The added benefit was that I already had 2" strips ready to go!  This is also the first large quilt I machine quilted on my new Viking Sapphire 875.  Working with a large throat space made it so easy.

Here are some more closeups.

 My pineapple quilt was quilted with a cascading feather design.  It was really difficult given that I had only done feathers once before, but overall I was really happy with how it turned out.


Here is the back of the Pineapple Quilt.  I tend to pick larger leftover pieces and then freepiece it into a quilt back.  I rarely use wide backs or large bits of yardage.  It keeps space open in my stash for new things!



21 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful...I so love scrappy quilts. Great job on the quilting, too.

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  2. This is wonderful. I love a good scrap quilt, and you did a great job with the values. I need to work up the nerve to try feathers soon, because yours look fantastic!

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  3. What lovely colors,it is beautiful:)

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  4. Oooh and aaah, it's a stunner and I adore the quilting on it. The colours are really lovely. I love scrap quilts and Bonnie has so many great ones.

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  5. The quilt is so wonderful. Stash busting and scrap buting rule.

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  6. Great quilt. Your fabrics have worked really well in this design. Love your work with the quilting, too!

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  7. Love feathers! Did you trace the design first?

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  8. I love the quilting and the feathered design. It's also nice to see a traditional style quilt - I love both modern and traditional styles, but it doesn't seem like there are as many "traditional" bloggers.

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  9. Lovely quilt. Your quilting is stupendous for a newbie.

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  10. LOVE this quilting! I'm just learning to quilt feather myself and I found this and the link you posted to the YouTube video very inspiring. Thanks :)

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  11. Love the quilting, love the quilt! Well done.

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  12. I love how the blue sashing really pops!

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  13. Love this pineapple logcabin variation, great mix of new and old. It is quite lovely. Kudos.
    Come see my entries, #210 repro cheddar stars and #214 antique applique-quilted joy

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  14. What a perfectly lovely scrap quilt! I must admit that they are my favorite and yours is wonderful! So warm and inviting! I think I need to get my hands on that pattern from Bonnie. Well done!

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