Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two Finishes! A Pineapple Blossom Quilt and a Baby Quilt


I'm pleased with my finished Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom Quilt. The pattern is found on Bonnie's Quiltville blog under her free patterns tab. She taught this block to the quilters in our guild during a workshop in November. I added a row to make it longer because family members request I make quilts that will cover their feet. It's scrappy and quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 81" x 91.5".


While I was piecing my Pineapple Blossom blocks, I messed up four of them. The good thing about the four blocks was that I messed up all four the same way. The bad thing was that I messed up all four the SAME way! I thought they were pretty oops blocks and didn't want them to be orphan blocks long. So I sewed them together to make a baby quilt. Because the four blocks alone made a very small quilt top, I added borders until I felt it was a nice size for a baby quilt. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 36.5" square. This little quilt will be a charity quilt that I'll turn in at our guild's next meeting.

17 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love both quilts - well done. Super rescue of those oops blocks.

beth s said...

Wow! Love your quilts!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I like the way you did the pieced borders on the baby quilt.

Terry said...

Beautiful! :0)

Alycia said...

Oh I LOVE it!!! The colors are just so happy and vibrant!!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Sheila they are both just beautiful! You did a magnificent job of making "lemonade" from your lemon blocks. ;)

Debbie said...

So beautiful. I love what you did with the oops blocks. Actually....I want to do this one now!

Impera Magna said...

Love your pineapple blossom quilts, esp the oopsie one! Very cool....

A Nudge said...

Both quilts are great. What a serendipitous creation of a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Ida said...

What a great story behind that baby quilt. We should all be so clever with our mistakes.

Terri said...

I love your quilts... I can't see the Oopses. The baby quilt is terrific! You sure know how to work the colors! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Hugs

Faye said...

beautiful quilts. Congratulations on your finishes!

Sue Daurio said...

I love those pineapple quilts, how bright and cheery. The borders are so wonder on both. I really like how you did the border on the baby quilt. Love it!

Michelle said...

I can't believe such a cute little quilt started as a mistake!

Laura said...

Hi Sheila, hooray for TWO finishes!!! If you didn't tell no one would know the baby quilt is made of oops blocks! I love how you pieced the borders on the baby quilt! Way to go!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Both of those are cute!

Lara B. said...

This is funny Sheila: I just asked you in an email if you had ever met Bonnie. :)

Love your Pineapple Blossom! What a great scrappy quilt! Perfect way to use your Oops Blocks too.

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