Hello Jessica, I totally adore the fabrics you chose to create this fantastic quilt! I usually go for a more traditional style of pattern, but am very flexible on fabric choices (there are just far to many gorgeous, unique and perfect to work with) available to stay in one area. Yet, your pattern is such an eye catcher, I know I would make it a couple of times! Thank you for sharing your fantastic photos and quilt! Have a great day!
When I was asked by RJR Fabrics to participate in their What Shade are You? blog hop, you totally would have thought I would have said “green” or at least “green and blue!” But on the particular day I had to give a definitive answer, I was feeling very teal and gold and gray.
Now, I had seen many participants choose bundles that were large and colorful, yet when it came right down to it, I chose just six colors. RJR’s Demi, who first approached me about participating in the blog hop, really loved the improv pineapple blocks I’d included in my Seattle MQG SeaSLAB BOM, so all along I was planning to create something with pineapple blocks, and I didn’t want to lose the design in too much color, if that was even possible.
The Cotton Supreme Solids I finally chose were:
Wanting my quilt design to be relatively easy to recreate if one chose, I made three sizes of blocks – 20″ square, 10″ x 20″, and 10″ square. Thus they were easily arranged in an orderly way, while still giving the quilt a very improvisational look and feel.
If you’ve never made improv pineapple blocks, check out the MQG blog. There you’ll find technique tutorials for whole pineapple blocks as well as the “half log cabin” version I used.
I really love how this quilting design adds to the wonky shapes of the quilt itself without overwhelming it.
The finished quilt, measuring 60″ square, was bound in two shade of teal, using what I had left from my bundle.