The pineapple quilt is -almost- finished! I added the borders and it's all quilted! The binding is sewn to the front now too, though these pictures don't show that.
I sewed and sewed 1.5" strips and added a 5" border. I was a little stumped for the corners, but finally this idea hit me. I had to alter the pineapples a little to fit, but I'm happy with the results!
I quilted it with a simple design call "Curlz." I figured the swirls and curls would soften the graphic-ness of the pineapple edges. It's quilted with a bright gold thread called "barley," but it really just blends into the scrappy fabrics. I auditioned many thread colors and I think almost anything would just blend away. I love this gold thread though...
I also found two 2-yard pieces of fabric in my stash for the backing. I love making pieced backings and using up fabric from my stash. I remember buying both of these fabrics used on the back from the clearance rack at a local quilt shop. Instead of just sewing the two pieces together, I cut one in half lengthwise for a little added interest.
I'd say 95% of the fabric for this quilt came right out of my stash! I am always adding "interesting" neutrals to my stash, so that's where the other 5% comes from. I love to look in clearance bins for unusual FQs to cut up for my scrap quilts. :)
This entire quilt top is made using 1.5" strips...why does it look as though my 1.5" strip bin is fuller than ever? LOL
A couple weeks ago, I worked a little ahead and got my two Scrappy Stars sewn up for Terry's Sew Along. Now I have four of them....Love these stars! They feel hugemongous after sewing those tiny pieces from the Quilt Square Quilt Along blocks. :P
Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Labor Day holiday. I am still in shock that it is already September...but I'm ready. Bring on the Fall!!