Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quilt - Pineapple Blossom

After seeing Becky's beautiful Pineapple Blossom quilt and then playing with her extra blocks from the same pattern, I decided to take her class... it was the first one she'd taught and every teacher needs a friendly heckler in the front row, don't-ya-know?

The timing turned out perfectly, since Becky taught the class at Cutting Edge Quiltworks over Halloween Weekend... which I happened to be spending with her. While in Arizona, I cut the pieces and sewed all the blocks. Home less than 24 hours, I've played with layouts. Here are "a few" of what I came up with... all from the same 36 blocks!

I would love to hear your input on which layouts you like and why.

I love the variety of a diagonal block like this, and am quite pleased that Becky convinced me to make this a two color quilt instead of just mixing all the pieces together.

Seeing Becky teach her class has inspired me... I'm thinking of taking this quilt into the local shop to see if they might like it on (I'm thinking) their January class schedule... it feels like the dead of icy winter to me. I'll let you know if I get the nerve up to share Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Pineapple Blossom Pattern in a paid capacity.


Andee said...

I like them all and I am going to work on mine at quilt camp...though mine is in a zillion colors!

Anonymous said...

I like no 4. It is the most like an indian pattern of them all. mom

SuzyQSparkles said...

Isn't it fun to see how many ways you can lay them out! Of course, if you don't have a two color / tone version, then there aren't quite so many variations... then you just look at the lines of the "background" fabric. Of course, you could always split your scraps into darkest and lightest, then make 2 value blocks. It's fun to play with the values like that.