I think you are going to love how this beauty got finished up… its just a perfect little ode to summer freshness… what do you think?
Had to snap this shot of it the moment it came back… even before we managed to add the green gingham binding on it. Which hasn’t quite happened yet but I think you get the picture :-).
GENERAL INFO: MAKE (20) blocks using the info on the pineapple papers. In case you missed it before, there is more info on how we cut and made each of the blocks, info on the papers themselves HERE in this post as well hints, tips and cutting info from a honeybun.
REMINDER ABOUT SASHINGS [MORE INFO ON PREVIOUS PINEAPPLE POST TOO. SEE HERE FOR MORE INFO.]
CREAM FLORAL BORDER INFO: We ended up using 3/8 yd. of our favorite large cream floral fabric from our current CATALINA collection.
FINAL SIZE: 37″ X 44 1/2″
QUILT AND BIND
We wanted something simple and geometric for the quilting. So asked our fabulous quilter Marion to do one of her small delicate baptist fans throughout the project. We are totally smitten with how it looks.
We bound the quilt with (5) 2 1/4″ strips of green gingham fabric… shown in the kit below.
Let me know if you guys have any questions! A couple of questions that we have had a lot of already:
1- Why is it so little? Well we just wanted to do a fun little project that would use one paper booklet and one honeybun. You can of course double your ingredients and make it double the size… or more. We just wanted a fun little throw for the back of the armchair.
2- Can I use a different color sashing? Of course! I think that this would look amazing with a soft peach sashing, aqua or light green In fact we might come up with a few other options for you guys since the soft yellow is currently backordered.
3- I have never paper pieced. Should I try this? To be completely honest with you, paper piecing is not really my thing. But my friend Cynthia [who tackled this project] absolutely loves it to death and says that it is a great way to try it. The block is straightforward and once you wrap your brain around working “backwards”, it is fun ride!