Monday, October 26, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015 Scrappy Pineapple

Every spring and fall, Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side holds one of my favorite events - the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  This event coincides with Quilt Market and is a way for those of us who didn't get a chance to go, to enjoy a virtual quilt show.  I am always so inspired by all the beautiful quilts and their creative makers. It is a great time to discover new blogs and quilters.

One of the quilts I am entering this fall is my Scrappy Pineapple Quilt.
(You can read the original post here.)

An intricate Pineapple quilt has been on my bucket list since I started quilting. I had started piecing these blocks many years ago and finally finished this quilt late spring.  I was heavily inspired by some of my Pendleton blankets that I love so much.

I wanted this quilt to also test my skill as a piecer.  Each block was meticulously pieced - I wanted to see precision without paper piecing the blocks.

I chose scraps in reds, blacks, greens and tans.  I wanted this quilt to have a lot of warmth to the colors.

 When it came to laying out the blocks, I wanted to come up with something unique.  For weeks, the blocks were moved around my design wall until I had a layout I liked.  Then it was just a matter of a lot of math and background cutting.

 And I was so pleased with the results! 
 I love to see traditional quilt blocks laid out in fun and new ways.   

For the quilting, I went with stacked swirls in the background and ditch work in the blocks.  I also echo quilted in the black sashing to accentuate the layout design. 

 A red and tan print on the back to finish it off nicely.

 I am entering this quilt in the scrappy quilts category. I love all the tiny pieces and the way the colors all work together to create some beautiful patterns and illusions.

Thanks to Amy for hosting this event.  It must be an immense amount of work!

I hope you grab a cuppa and take some time to visit all the bloggers who have entered the show.  Then you can nominate your favorites for Viewer's Choice before the 29th..  Voting for all the categories opens on the 30th.

 If you are interested in seeing more of my quilts, here are my other entries over the years:

Fall 2013: Star Surround

Spring 2014: Appliqued Flowers
Spring 2014: Geese Migration

Fall 2014: Wiggle Time
Fall 2014: Vertical Scraps
Spring 2015: Rainbow 9 Patch
Spring 2015: Life is a Highway

Quilting is more fun than Housework
If this is your first visit to my blog - Welcome!  My quilting roots are in the traditional but I am all over the place in my quilts.  I love to play with color in all manor of quilting techniques - paper piecing, EPP, applique.  I share my processes for using scraps in my Scrap-A-Palooza series and I host a link party every Sunday called Oh Scrap! I hope you choose to follow along to see what I am up to next!

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Quilting Babcia said...

I love this quilt, a gorgeous blend of traditional blocks, my favorite warm colors against a black background. Yummy!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love the layout you came up with for this quilt. I am always so happy that we get to revisit quilt beauties like this during the festival. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! Warm colors and a really interesting block. A great choice for the quilt festival!

Jayne said...

Beautiful! I love how deep and rich the colors are! I've always wanted to make one, yep! Bucket list!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It is an exquisite quilt in every way from the colors to the background making it pop to the piecing and quilting ! :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is a great layout too - so fresh!

Ariane said...

This quilt is so gorgeous!! I love it!!

PaintedThread said...

The blocks are great, but I especially like how you set them, and then quilted the black. What a beautiful quilt!

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful Pineapple!! Inspired me to now finish up my blocks - begun around 10 years ago!

Kris said...

So so pretty!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh wow how I love this quilt! It just glows. Your colour placement is fabulous, love how my eye runs across the greens, and the piecing is extraordinary, whoa. Never heard of the pineapple ruler!

Nancy said...

Your quilt is a beauty, Cynthia! How fun to see a different layout/setting for pineapple blocks. I see them in a different way than before. I like how you controlled the color palette and still used such a wide range of tones and shades of green. And then your black to set off the other colors -- perfect!

PaulaB quilts said...

This quilt is a real winner for me. The colors are so rich and do remind one of the Pendleton blankets. And the layout really enhances the angles of the blocks, more so than just a square setting. Good luck to you!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Beautiful ... just beautiful! And my hat is off to you for piecing the pineapple blocks without paper piecing. Well done!

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