Back in December, I put together a list of goals to achieve in 2015. One of those goals was to start working on my quilty bucket list. The list is long and if I don't start work on these little masterpieces, they all won't get done.
So in January I continued work on a pineapple quilt that I started back in 2007.
I have had 30 of the blocks finished for quite some time. They were a lot of work as each strip finishes at 3/4" wide. These blocks finish out at 8".
Here is a nice view of the back of a block. These were not paper-pieced - I carefully pieced these using the pineapple ruler.
Once I sewed the last corner piece on these blocks, I was so burnt out on the project it has taken me over 5 years to get them back out to finish.
Having only 30 blocks, I knew I was going to have to get creative on the layout. They danced about on my design wall for quite some time before I settled on a layout.
Once I started sewing them up, I quickly fell in love again with the project.
When I started this project, I was inspired by a few of my pendleton blankets. I wanted a quilt with a lodge feel in nice warm colors.
In no time at all, I had a finished quilt top.
So many of the fabrics in this quilt have memories from older projects. I am glad this quilt will be staying with me.
Once the top was finished, I loaded it up on my frame and quilted it. I don't often bump my client quilts but this one wanted to be quilted right away! A stacked swirl design was done in the black background and some simple line work was quilted in the blocks. I didn't want any of the quilting to distract from the piecing.
I did have to shop for a backing for this one. Nothing in my stash seemed quite right. Luckily, I found the perfect piece at my favorite quilt shop. Hurray, it was even on sale!
Now that I have one of my bucket list quilts finished, it is time to get started on the next one. Not sure what it will be but I will certainly share it with you once I decide!
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