Monday, September 3, 2012

Design Wall Monday 9-3-12

This past week --- I did quilt a top and got the binding on.   Here's what it looked like as just a top. (Scroll to the 2nd picture to see the whole quilt.)   Below is a bit of the border.  I drew in an idea and then did something different.  

 When Sharon was down we tried the Sew Simple Pineapple technique.  I grabbed two pieces of fabric from the stash and we began. We made all the blocks Saturday afternoon.  Before she left for home we found the green to go with it.  Sharon put the blocks together.  When she happened to lay out the center on the blue carpet at her father's house she realized that was the color we needed for the last border.  This is a really cool technique developed by Karin Hellaby.  Go to this You Tube video to see how she does it.  Or look for her book Sew Simple Pineapple. This is a really fast way to make a quilt.  Give it a try. 

 Instead of posting my Design Wall post this Labor Day I was at my local community parade.  My neighbor Jennie is the lion on the Lion Club's float.  The Lions Club sponsors the Labor Day parade every year.  Pat and I decided to go and enjoy the parade and check out the vendors.   It was fun and luckily it didn't rain on us. 

Here's what I got done last week: 

Week of August 27
Finish Paper Piecing and start on the bigger blocks of
Scrap Squad #4√ didn't get going on the bigger blocks.... 
Finish sewing the top together Christmas Redwork
Start and finish quilting one of my quilts…
Knit on Sophia’s sweater
Clean hardwood floors

Week of Sept 3
Finish blocks for Fran (FCQ E Quilters)
Quilt a customer’s quilt
Put 2 borders on Christmas Redwork top
Get ready for mini class on Saturday
Make and write instructions for Sept 1800’s block
Don't forget to take some time to see what others are posting on their design walls by visiting Patchwork Times
Happy quilting all!  


  1. Another blogger posted abut the Pineapple block a couple of months ago, but I forgot to mark the post. Thanks for the reminder and the link to the video.

    Sharon's quilt looks great!

  2. I really like the quilting in the border and I'll have to check out that quilt!


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