Monday, October 1, 2012

It Wasn't Supposed To Be A Guessing Game

My last post was not supposed to be a mystery!  I thought my Pinterest link would take you to the one picture I was referring to as my current inspiration, not to my entire Pinterest file of quilty love.  (Though if you need to see some quilty love, I've found lots of it!)

You were supposed to see this quilt, called Very Berry Tarts.  It was designed by Edie McGinnis and is in her book called A Second Helping of Desserts.  When I saw this quilt on someone else's Pinterest page, the decision of what to make with my fat quarter stack of Rouenneries Deux was settled. 

 I have the book but the directions for making Very Berry Tarts use foundation paper piecing.  Not terrible but not my favorite technique.  I'd rather save it for a string-style scrap quilt.  Anyway, I wanted to do a little personal variation on the original design so I decided this posed the perfect opportunity to break out my Pineapple Rule from Possibilites.  I bought this tool several years ago but never got up the courage to tackle a pineapple quilt.  Well, today is the day!


Thelma said...

YEAH! I have the Possibilities Pineapple ruler and it got mixed reviews when I blogged about it, several folks preferred paper piecing. But of the folks who did use a ruler all of them liked the Possibilities ruler. Good Luck, I'll be eager to read an update, or maybe even a tutorial?

Nicole said...

You totally had me guessing. I started going though all your Pinterest pics, then stopped when I figured it could take all day! Thanks for sharing the photo of the pattern. This is going to be an awesome quilt!