Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Even More Pineapple

Inspired by a picture on Pinterest, I decided to try out an idea for the border by making a few blocks.


I'm using various French General fabrics (Moda) in this quilt, mostly from the Rouenneries Deux line, augmented by a few prints from Rural Jardin and French General Favorites.  The creams include a few miscellaneous items from my stash and the red square centers are a hand writing print from the Etchings line by 3 Sisters for Moda. 

The French General reds vary from a faded pinkish red to deep red while the neutrals range from an off white called "pearl" to creams, beiges, and dark taupe. I'm using the lighter neutrals in all the blocks but the border will be formed by replacing the reds with the darker taupes.

So far, so good, but I have many more blocks to make!  By the way, I got some questions about these blocks.  I cut the strips of fabric 1.5" wide and the blocks are coming out 10.25" (will be 9.75" finished).

8 comments:

straythreads said...

Wow!! that inspires me to want to do a pineapple

Kathie said...

beautiful I love using the block to make the border too!
looks wonderful here.
great fabrics so soft and oh how I love red :)
Kathie

Thelma said...

I love those border blocks! Perfect! 2013, a Pineapple Quilt for me for sure!

Vicky said...

Your quilt is spectacular! Please show lots of pictures as you progress!

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! This quilt is going to be beautiful!

quilter said...

I really like your border idea! I will follow your progress. Looking good....
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Gloria

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm in love with this! The center blocks alone are enough to make me drool, but the border just puts it over the top. Beautiful!

desertskyquilts said...

I love your blocks in this colorway, and what the border looks like that you are trying. Pineapple blocks are my second favorite quilt block, so I loved seeing yours.

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