Monday, June 3, 2013

Pineapple quilt top update and more

Pineapple Quilt top is DONE!!

I had a friend and my husband both VOTE for adding the fancy border.

(Thanks bloggers!- you were NO help at all, those of you who commented said I could do either way depending on how I felt, ha! no help at all) teasing!


I’m SEW happy with how it turned out!


I “thought” I was using the grey, but I didn’t have enough fabric, so I switched to the dark blue, which I’m happy I did.


I was happily sewing the sections together, then realized my seam allowance was actually NOT 1/4”- this was after I had sew parts together 2 and 2 (6 pieces in a row for one block)

so how did I fix it? I fixed the seam allowance after the 6 pieces were on and the bottom black piece I KNEW was correct, so I took my chalk pencil and drew a line 1/4” as a seam allowance on the back of the blocks and finished them that way, some were a SQUEAKER! but they fit PERFECTLY!


Look WHO was in her playpen and peeking over the edge STANDING up and do you see what she’s doing?? how dare SHE stick out her tongue and her own MOTHER!! GASP!! Winking smile


She was into more mischief this morning, getting my clamps from the long arm from a standing position too, she did CRASH right after this picture, but she’s okay!!


Remember the monogrammed blocks I did for a friend??

(SAME friend who suggested the border option on the pineapple block)

She turned the blocks into pillows with frilly fringes.

Isn’t this cute??


If you have kids or grand kids who play PC or XBox games, chances are you’ve heard (or they know of) MINECRAFT!!

This game was introduced to them last Christmas and oh my! they are HOOKED….. They have NOT played another game since. it’s a simple 3D building block game, sort of like virtual LEGO’s.

The graphics are very simple too, I don’t see the appeal, but anyways they are addicted (the only thing I can punish them with if they misbehave is to take that game away for a day or threaten to do it)


So my kids had fun over the weekend making minecraft perler bead models. It got me thinking of a minecraft QUILT!! that would be cool.

I did see a simple pattern on craftsy for enderman ( I think that’s the green guys name) My son’s birthday is in August and I can’t do much in secret over the summer. OR wait until Christmas… OR just do it while they know about it.


This came in the mail today….. no note or invoice, don’t know if I won it or bought it… anyways, THANKS!!


Now isn’t this pic GREEEAAAT?

I used to quote office space all the time!!


and some cute doggie ones




aww, poor curious George!



Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done

#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- TOP DONE

#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - DONE!

#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- TOSSED!

#5 spring swap blocks- pieced backing ready to quilt

# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- pillow done!

#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching

#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -DONE!

#10 MMMR -DONE!!

#11- drunkard's path- DONE!

#12- Hidden forest- applique- traced owl

#13 pin cushion swap - mailed

#14 geese in a ring- DONE!

#15 Christmas tree skirt- top done

#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think

#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #31 done

#18 Boxes!- Put the fabrics on the shelf for something else

#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - DONE! GOT IT BACK

#20- roman holiday- kit

#21 Benartex floral quilt- DONE!

#22 Valentine's Round Robin- DONE!

#23 Woven Stars for CT - DONE!

#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt-DONE! mailed

#25- easy street- DONE!

#26 McCall's #6 flower star- DONE!

#27 McCall's #7- mellow yellow- DONE and mailed

#28- Book quilt- may use Nancy Drew

#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts –gave away the Thomas Quilt on friday and another girly quilt to another teacher who’s due this week

#31 "birds"(Jan), #3 quilt it today- DONE

#32 winding reds(Jan) #4 quilt it today- Done and ready to mail

#33- (feb)CT botanical fabrics- DONE!

#34 MMRR2- May is DONE! and mailed

#35 (feb) Ning’s T-shirt quilt – DONE!

#36 (feb) floral quilt along- DONE!

#37(feb) Nancy drew blog hop quilt- done!

# 38 (March) stuffed owl- Owlivia DONE!

#39(March) - 2 girl skirts- done!

#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- #23 done

#41 (April)- scrappy trip around the world- top done

#42 (April)- mellow yellow tumblers- DONE!

#43 (April) X and + quilt- future quilt?

#44 (April) – kaleidoscope blocks a few blocks done

#45 (April) Under water Stars- DONE!

#46 (May) Dress for Sonja # 4661 – DONE!

#47 (May) outfit for Sonja #4661- DONE!

#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- blocks 1 and 2 done and post scheduled

#49 (May) Baby Kaleidoscope Riley Blake- TOP DONE


Janet O. said...

Your pineapple quilt is stunning! I think yours looks so much better than the original in the magazine! Excellent color choices.

Sheila said...

"He started it!" How many times have i heard that one. haha.
Thoroughly enjoyed your post today.

knitandpatch said...

Your top looks fantastic!

Scrapatches said...

Congrats on "Beaing" sew accomplished! The pineapple quilt looks wonderful with the pieced delectable mountains border ... :) Pat

Teresa in Music City said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!! And your little one is growing up quickly! She's just so dang adorable - I could eat her up!

Grit said...

Your top looks so fantastic.
Greetings Grit

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE the pineapple top!!! I also have one addicted to Minecraft, but I'm not tempted to make a minecraft quilt, yet... Sooooo many squares ;-)

Beverly said...

Love the border--much more subtle than I had visualized! YEA--it's fabulous!

Melody said...

I adore your pineapple top

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Gorgeous--I love that the border has some interest but doesn't take away from the cool center of the quilt. You have a winner on your hands, for sure!

Quilter Kathy said...

The pineapple quilt is has a real 3D effect and the border is perfect!

Anonymous said...

The pineapple quilt is gorgeous. Perfect border. =) Love the funnies. Thanks for some laughs.

Nancy said...

Your pineapple quilt is great. Glad you posted the photo. And the border really finishes it.

Michele said...

The quilt turned out great. I like the border.

Beverly said...

The pineapple quilt is fantastic! I've wanted to make one forever--maybe this is the year! Is yours for sale? I bet it sells quickly!