Friday, November 30, 2018

Cozy Log Cabins Challenge with Island Batik

This month, we are challenged to play with log cabins, so I had to do one of my favorite variations of a log cabin block...the pineapple block!  One of my favorite tools to make this block is Gyleen Fitzgerald's Pineapple tool.  It is so easy to use!  

I used Island Batik Alpine Jingle cut into 1 1/2 inch strips to make my pineapple, starting out with a 2 1/2" square.  Made 9 blocks and sashing is 1 1/2".  Then, with the leftover fabric, I started on my December challenge...wonky and whimsical...making wonky 6" x 8" tree blocks.  While they were on the design wall they started to mingle, and I decided I had to use them for my border.  I'm glad I did, as it turned out to be a fun quilt!  

At Thanksgiving, I gifted it to my sister, and it hangs on her dining room wall.

Stay tuned for more holiday inspiration coming soon!

grace and peace.....Sharon

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday meanderings...

I cannot believe that I did not sew one stitch last week....not until Saturday!  Had company, then I had strep throat and was on the sofa for the rest of the week.  But I did get a little crochet blanket done for Project Linus, and some hand I feel a tiny bit productive! and I used up scrap yarn!

I'm working on my Island Batik November challenge and I thought I was working on my December challenge when I first started piecing these blocks using the Alpine Jingle fabric Island Batik sent to me.

 My pineapple blocks are made with 1 1/2" strips, the center square is 2 1/2" with a 3 1/2" square flipped on the corners.  I LOVE using Gyleen Fitzgeralds Pineapple easy!

Then I decided to make some wonky improv trees using my left overs.  Once I got them made, I did like the idea of making a quilt, but then I thought...what if?  And tried the blocks out as a border around the pineapple quilt.  I like it! (except now I need an idea for my December challenge)

Hopefully I get this completed this afternoon and start quilting it!  What's on your Monday afternoon agenda?

A view of my back yard....we are having the most amazing display of color here in Missouri this year.  Hope you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather!

Linking to: Main Crush Mondays