Monday, August 31, 2015

My Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt and Other Finishes

In April I took a class in making the Pineapple Block that was put on by Johanna Masko.  Our local guild invited her to be our guest quilter during our annual Quilt Show.  She put on three classes over the weekend.  She was making a block to make a cushion but I thought I would practice making the block and made 12 blocks to make a small quilt.  

Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt

The fabric was purchased in England and is made up of The Union Jack and other symbols of the United Kingdom.  There are Bobbie's, taxi cabs, crowns, pay phone booths, double decker buses and assorted landmarks all throughout the fabric.  I added a few of the assorted blues and reds but the theme fabrics are truly English.

Amazing Jelly Roll Quilt

This pattern is from the 3 Dudes and broken down by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  You take 4 strips and sew them together, measure the width of the strip and cut the strip into squares.  Take one and place it horizontal on your cutting board and place a different or same square vertically on top, sew all around the outside and cut it diagonally from corner to corner twice.  
I made one square and got hooked and before I knew it I had made 12.  I used the hinge method to put the squares together.  It is a quilt as you go method and goes together really quick.  It was completely made with scraps.

Floating Four Patch Quilt

I got this pattern idea from The Gourmet Quilter.  She was using up some scraps so I did the same and made a scrappy floating four patch quilt. This quilt measures 38 x 52 just the right size for a lap quilt for one of the Homes for the Aged.

Two Block Kid's Quilt

Strange as it may seem, that is the name of this quilt.  I got the pattern from All People Quilt when I was looking for a pattern for a child's quilt.  It was so easy just to use large square of assorted children's fabric that I had on hand and just added the coloured sashing.


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