Monday, November 03, 2008

Using stash

no stash report this week--I did use a lot, but forgot to add it up and now I'm out of town, (thanks to blogger, I can post in the future!), so will do that next week.

I am working on some new classes and always thinking how I can use my stash to get it done and make something that's been on my list and kill two birds with one stone type of thing. I have a rather large collection of batiks and have made a few quilts with them, so when I came across this pattern in Hawaii, I thought it would be great to use UP my batiks! HA! Didn't even put a DENT in them. I'm still working on it and it has a zig zag border, using HST's and then a plain border and then a piano key border. I'm almost done cutting and am so disappointed I didn't see that pile go down much. I did a blanket stitch around the pineapple with a variagated thread, but I decided not to do the leaves.

close up of the leaves. I decided not to blanket stitch them--it just seemed odd, so I free motioned on them on the block to nail down the appliques. This will probably never be washed, so I really don't have to worry about the edges fraying. Happy Quilting!

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love your pineapple blocks!

Ruth's Place said...

They are wonderful blocks!

Libby said...

Cute pattern! The gorgeous batiks make it extra nice.

Kim West said...

this pattern is on my "to do list" - love your version

Nana's Quilts said...

Nice job, K. I think the pineapples are so cute and just gorgeous with the batkis. Did you use stabilizer behind the leaves or just straight onto the backing? And where are you traveling now?

Happy journey.
Tot ziens,
Marne

swooze said...

Very cute. I like the texture of that block for the pineapples.

Caron said...

What a cool quilt! Love your choice of colors, especially the batiks. Fantastic!

everythingquilts said...

I like the pinapples. I think just stitching the leaves is a pretty good idea, even if you did decide to ever wash it, it would give the leaves a feathery texture on the edges.