The Christmas Pineapple quilt top is complete.
Here is a close-up of one of the mitered corners. I like how it looks when you use a border print.
I thought that it was going to take me most of November to finish up these last two projects. December will be spent on the Easy Street mystery quilt and blocks for Sylvia’s Bridal sampler, but that is four weeks off.
So what shall I work on during the rest of November? First, I think I am going to machine quilt a top from 2004 / 2005. Then I will start a quilt using the Chopsticks pattern in one of my favorite color waves – red, white and black.
What will you be working on in November?
Here is the progress I have made on the Pineapple Christmas quilt.
As you can see, there are 18 blocks completed with 7 more to do. This kit called for paper piecing 9″ blocks, but I decided to machine piece 10″ blocks. I was hoping that the fabric that was saved from not paper piecing would be enough to make a larger block, but it didn’t work out that way. I need about 5″ of the red and green stripe to finish the blocks.
This line of fabric is current and still in the stores, so I was able to order what I needed. But this project will go on hold until the stripe fabric arrives.
In the mean time, I think that I will pull out my Bonnie Hunter 2010 mystery quilt – Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll – and start putting the center together. It would be great to get this top done before she starts the 2012 mystery.
Here is my current project – a Christmas pineapple quilt using Jason Yenter’s newest line of Christmas fabric. Did you notice the block sewn incorrectly? It is the block in the bottom row on the left – now where is my seam ripper?
I have made several pineapple quilts using different methods, but my favorite is from the book Pineapple Quilt by Loretta Smith. Her method does not require any special rulers and produces perfect blocks.
These blocks won’t get done by just looking at them, so it is time to get back to the sewing machine.