The time has finally come! I feel like we need a drumroll! So many folks have been following along with the making of the pineapple blocks here and on social media, and today is the day I get to show you the completed top! Sit tight because there are a lot of pictures.
I finished the last of the blocks on Wednesday or Thursday of last week, and I don’t think I showed anyone the last six or ten….
I used one of my all time favorite Liberty “basics”, (okay, Liberty is never basic, but I mean because its a versatile two-tone) Capel in the mustard color to create a sashing and border. These blocks alone or altogether have A LOT of busy Liberty prints. I feel like they all deserved their own spotlight, so surrounding each with a contrasting sashing gives each block an opportunity to shine. This arrangement also makes the quilt more aesthetically pleasing for the eye to take in the whole look and be able to move about and appreciate the qualities of each unique block.
The quilt top is a bit over 60″x70″, which is perfect for the couch, where I intend to use it. Or it may end up at the foot of my bed since we never seem to use our TV to watch various episodes of BBC (currently Endeavor, which pushes the limit of the amount of scary I can handle), but rather my laptop on the bed because its much cozier.
I just love the way the mustard Capel makes these blocks pop. Its so vibrant! I also love the nod to traditionalism with the design of the pineapple block, but I think the choices of fabric give it a modern twist. I love quilts that marry the classic and the new; its a beautiful balance, holding hands with those who have come before us, yet being able to infuse a bit of today’s style into the overall work.
I’ve told you time and again that my grandmother is my creative inspiration. Creating in this way feels as much a part of my DNA as my red hair or green eyes. This is the sort of quilt I imagine we would have created together had she stayed on this earth long enough for us to share our love of needle and thread. I don’t recall her having any Liberty, but I’ve never met a soul who loved flowers more than she did. She was the kind of woman who could revive a dead plant, and her house was surrounded by beautiful pansies in beds that were on all sides of her yellow house. The purple ones are the ones that stand out most in my memories, perhaps why I love that color so. Maybe I overemphasize things. I don’t know. But I see so much of who I saw her to be in this quilt top, and I wonder if subconsciously that’s what I was creating all along? Flowers and color planted in tradition. On the surface, these scraps tell the stories of past projects made over the years- anything from garments to quilts or bags, but I think the narrative goes deeper than that.
In the same way that Tolstoy said, “Music is the shorthand of emotion,” I believe that creating art in whatever form, for me its obviously sewing, is much the same. I think what comes out, when given total freedom to express my creativity, is something my mind can’t express otherwise. Its a safe and totally open ended way to pay tribute to what I love. I’m not overcome with a daily sadness or mourning over not having my grandma around. I’ve now lived longer without her than the time I spent with her, but there is no doubt that those feelings well up especially around milestones or holidays or even the days when I look out in my yard and wish she had taught me a thing or two about gardening. No, now my thoughts of her feel like gifts, and I hope those memories never leave me. Sewing is a way to bring her back here. To introduce her to my children who never had the privilege of knowing or being spoiled rotten by her , something she was quite good at. The colors and motifs that adorn my home, that I wear, are carrying on a legacy, and its easy for me to think its just who I am until I explore why. Its so much more than textiles and thread and things. Its a story, an identity shaped by experiences.
Of course I will quilt it by hand using Perle cotton because that’s the only justifiable way to handle an all Liberty quilt (my opinion because I am so not good at machine quilting that’s not straight line quilting). Plus I adore the texture of the enlarged hand stitches. For me, hand quilting lends a time to reflect on the work- I spend ample time running over the quilt with new stitches, adding texture to the work. Its a labor of love that only causes my affinity for the quilt to grow, making it all the more precious. Quilting is not about a quick output for me. Its about the story, and about giving life to each one that I make. I want my quilts to last a lifetime, so I’m all about spending time carefully planning and building each one until they are ready for use. I’m thinking of quilting around the sashing with a cream or mustard thread, and then perhaps corner to corner on each pineapple block. I’m not sure yet.
I also need to figure out what to do about the backing. I generally go for something really striking with a lot of colors since the back of a quilt is basically a large canvas for a big, bold print to shine. I mean, it is me we are talking about so I’ll probably stick to my guns, I’m just not sure what print I’ll use yet.
Whatever I use, I need to decide quickly, because I want this quilt in rotation soon! No languishing on a shelf waiting to be finished! I’m so looking forward to the time I spend quilting and binding it. Those are some of my favorite parts of the process.
Now that I’m finished assembling this quilt top and the gallery quilt top, both of which used a lot of scraps (this one is almost entirely made of scraps), I’ve been able to clean up the studio space. (okay, actually this quilt top wasn’t sewn together until the space was cleaned) When I am knee deep in creating, my space is normally rather a mess, at least when working on a quilt. I’m great with that, especially pertaining to scraps because if I haven’t cut everything up front, I like to be able to see what I’m working with. In the case of these two quilts which we worked on concurrently, the floor of my studio was totally covered in quilt blocks and scraps of fabric. My poor husband was so stressed out to pass by the room, I know he’s so thankful there’s a door and that its not on the same level as our main living area. Still, he did humor me and come to take peeks at our progress on the quilts. I just told him “look here, and try not to look at anything else” and that seems to work. ha!
I spent Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning doing a total cleanup of the space because I do like to start fresh with a clean slate. The remaining strips of Anna Maria fabric have been ironed and organized by color and placed in a basket. The Liberty scraps have been sorted and organized for a giveaway (just keep reading), and my floor is clear and swept. No thread scraps remain! I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m knee deep in the next project, but starting fresh with a clean studio space really does help my mind to clear as well, and frees up space for new ideas unencumbered by any remaining mess to distract me.
In fact, after it was cleaned up, I was able to finish two dresses for my niece and assemble these blocks into a top yesterday, and that felt productive, like tying up loose ends. And of course, she now has two new dresses, and I have a quilt top to work with. I have several other mostly finished projects that need to be completed before the week is over, and it ought to be easier now that I can see everything and there aren’t scraps scattered about.
I’ll be sure to show the finished quilt when the time comes. I’m excited at the prospect! But until then, how about a little giveaway? I have filled up a gallon size bag with Liberty scraps- some are small and some are larger, but they are true scraps, so you’ll want to be creative if you get them. To enter, just leave me a comment- tell me what inspires you or what you might want to make with a bag of Liberty scraps. I will choose a winner on Friday, so I’ll leave the comments open until my next post. I will ship them free to anyone in the US, but if you want to enter and you are outside the US you’ll have to pay for shipping- its a good size bag!
Thanks for popping in and reading. It means a lot to me that so many of you follow along with my creative journey! Good luck on the giveaway- I look forward to reading your comments!
Edited to add: congratulations to Pam, our winner! The random number generator has chosen you as our scrap bag winner.
This is stunning and I do have a couple of favorite blocks. Are the dresses you made Liberty? Recently I get inspiration and motivation from the sewing community online. Seeing people make beautiful items makes me want to challenge myself. Who doesn’t love pretty fabrics used creatively??
Love the quilt and the beautiful words about your Grandma. I will let someone else win the scraps Any Irish blood with your lovely red hair?
So beautiful Meredith! You’re inspired me to make a pineapple quilt as well! I’ve never made a Liberty quilt, or a pineapple quilt!
I think capel is also one of my favorite Libert prints Meredith!!! So lovely as picture frames of each pineapple. I’m reading a book called Craftfulness I think you would like it too…your post reminded me of the things the author is writing about and what ‘making’ means to them. Thanks for a chance at your scraps. I know I’d start with pincushions for sure
I have similar feelings about my grandmother and creativity. She passed away when I was 17, but every time I finish a project, I wish I could share it with her. I have never owned any Liberty fabric () so it would be so fun to have your scraps! I’d make something for me. Maybe incorporate some into an embroidery piece.
I love the mustard addition here and your sweet stories of your grandmother! Don’t enter me in the drawing though- we are moving and I don’t need more scraps to move! (:
Growing up my mother would made me a few. ERY special dresses using Liberty, and so my love for the delicate, intricate, and sumptuous fabrics was born. Today one of my passions is to play with and mix up patterns and colors in funky and quirky ways, to create one-of-a kind projects for my own daughter and loved ones!
I would love to make wonky stars with them! I love the silky hand of Liberty and pet it any time I see it in a shop or at a show! Your quilt is stunning! Pineapple blocks are on my list as well. So many wonderful option! ❤️
Wow! I love love love the way the mustard sashing makes the blocks stand out! I laughed at how your messy room stresses out your husband, we are the exact same. haha at least they don’t mind too much! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt! I want to try hand quilting a quilt one day. I’ve been working on a Christmas quilt for a couple of years and I think the thicker stitch of perle cotton would be perfectly charming!
Gorgeous! That mustard color is just perfect. I have plans for a double gauze/liberty quilt that scraps would be perfect for.
I would use Liberty scraps as accents on small linen zipper bags. I am continually inspired by all of the talented makers I see on blogs and instagram.
What a beauty! I love all of the different prints and the dashing is a favorite color of mine I’m working slowly on a quilt top using my various collected yellow fabrics. These scraps will fit in nicely with the other scraps an prints Im using. Liverty is such a lovely fabric and hard to find in Montana!
First, this quilt is beautiful!!!! Second, with the scraps, I would assemble them into a piece of fabric that I will then cut into the skirt portion of a dress for my granddaughter. I love scrappy. She loves dresses. It’s a winning combination and always one of her favorite dresses.
I’ve got an ongoing hexie project where each block is a different fabric (king size, I’m crazy!) and a bag of liberty scraps would be perfect for that!
You are so incredibly talented. both as a quilter/sewist, but as a writer as well. I also have very fond memories of both my Grandmas, and learned so much from both of them. A bit of knitting from one, and horsemanship and great kindness from the other. I am still working on my sewing and quilting skills, but so love to see what others have created! Many blessings to you and yours!
It’s an amazing heirloom! A lbor of love for sure ..and, I love the story of your Grandma ❤️…So GREAT!!!!
This is such a beautiful quilt (that doesn’t really do it justice at all)! I love to get on Pinterest and look through my old sewing books, when I’m in search of inspiration, but like you, a clean sewing room really inspires me and helps me to figure out which project to tackle next.
Hi Meredith, your pineapple quilt is just beautiful. You are inspiring to me. Everything you make, I want to try. I’ve never quilted before but would love to learn. The clothing you make for yourself and your daughter is lovely, as well.
I think I would make an improv piece for the dr bag we’re making for a class. I think it would be neat for it To be colorful
Stunning quilt!! Brings happy memories of my childhood when Mum used Liberty fabric to make a dress occasionally for me, beautifully smocked, she loved smocking my dresses. I would make a traditional quilt, no planned pattern as yet but one which would turn back the years for me.
So beautiful Meredith! Observing nature – especially flowers and birds inspires me. I’m always amazed by the textures and colors I find.
I’m inspired by beautiful prints and trying out new to me blocks. I’m planning an irish chain that may get started this year made out of Liberty Tawn Lawn and I would use these scraps for that project.
Wow, your quilt is so beautiful. Well done you! I enjoyed reading what you said about your grandmother. My grandfather has two quilts made by his mother, a lady who passed when I was a baby, sadly. One is beautiful, a riot of pattern and colour all blues and greens. But it’s the other one my grandfather keeps on his bed. It’s made of tiny scraps from all sorts of things: sheets, family clothing, the cloths that the cheese came wrapped in (they have little cows). And it’s hand knotted. This was not a show quilt, it was never meant to be seen really and certainly not preserved. It was made to keep someone warm on a cold Appalachian night, to be used until it no longer could serve at all. And I’m sure I assign all sorts of silly romantic notions to that quilt, but still, it seems really truly a mother’s love, the one that’s been worn to scraps.
What inspires me is your beautiful, stunning quilt!!!!!
I am inspired by nature, the seasons and my garden. I am not the worlds greatest Gardner but it gives me so much pleasure. And of course my children inspire me too.
Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to get a few wonderful scraps.
This is such a beautiful piece of work. I love the mix of traditional and modern you’ve captured with the block design contrasted with the prints. The mustard is a great design choice and really makes the blocks pop. I currently am aspiring to a time I create with colour so well! I’d love to be entered in the draw! Thank you! x
I’d make a baby quilt for my sister-in-law.
I enjoy making small bags for sewing and for quick gifts. Beautiful quilt!,
I would use scraps to make some blocks for a new picnic blanket. Or to make some new pouches out of. I’ve never had any Liberty fabric before!
I’ve been collecting liberty scraps to make a quilt for my grandbaby….which is not in existence yet…but I want to be ready. This should be a great addition for sure.
Your quilt is amazing! I am inspired by your use of the mustard print as sashing and border – I never would have thought to do that but it is perfect.
I would love to win the liberty bag of scraps and make a little baby quilt for my first baby! I’m due in August : )
Wow Meredith! Your post is so timely for me! I’m in LOVE withLiberty fabric & have just started to collect it over the last several months. I have mulled & thought about the perfect pattern. Your pineapples are lovely! I sure could use more Liberty! I’ve saved your post & know I’ll look at the photos again & again for inspiration! Cheers!
Your quilts inspire me! I have a few fat quarters of liberty and have been saving them for a quilt someday. It would be great to add your scrapes to my stash. I would be closer to my goal of a liberty quilt.
Funny, I have red hair and green eyes, mustard Capel is “one” of my all time favourite Liberty fabrics and I love the beautiful scrappy style of this quilt. Some of those blocks look truely 3D in the photos, it’s like you can look in to the heart of them.
I love all things Liberty and am about to start a challenge quilt , all 5” blocks, that are scrappy, quirky and open to my own interpretation, so looking forward to the freedom this quilt allows.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Pineapple quilt and the gorgeous inspiration, delightful to read.
Thanks Suzie Price
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I would love to make another scrappy quilt!!
Your quilt is ah-mazing. I know what I’d pick for backing… [wink wink]…
If I won those delicious scraps I’d add them to my sweet saved and gifted Liberty to finally have enough to make my own lap sized patchwork quilt [or Dresdens? ]…
Ahh, reading about your grandmother and her purple pansies brings up memories of my grandmother! She loved pansies too; I miss her. Liberty scraps! What would I do? A scrappy quilt, hopefully bridging old and new traditions.
I love your quilt! I also love Liberty fabrics, but I don’t have very many. I’m trying to collect some so that I can eventually make a quilt. I’m inspired by beautiful fabrics, projects made by others and nature. Thanks for the giveaway.
I’d love to piece them together for a quilt for my girl!
GORGeous quilt, girl! I found this post extra touching as my Grandmother was also an amazing quilter and I share many of the same feelings.
This is so beautiful!! What a work of art! I’d use it for fabric covered buttons or bias tape or a contrast placket or pocket.
Oh my goodness! Seeing all of those beautiful blocks of different prints and patterns really gets my heart racing. There’s just something about the beautiful colors and details of Liberty, am I right? I’d love to see each of those blocks up close. Truly, your quilt is a work of art.
I have been wanting to make some Christmas ornaments. The ornaments I have in mind lend themselves perfectly to using fabric scraps, I believe they are called quilted ball ornaments. I’d love to try my hand at a few different quilt blocks, or make a pacifier clip for my new baby. Any excuse to pepper some Liberty around my house certainly gets my creative juices going. Thanks for doing this giveaway and sharing the beautiful things you make with us!
Love this quilt! If I had a gallon of liberty scraps, I would start working on the Jen Kingwell long time gone pattern. It’s been begging me to start working on it.
Beautiful fabric inspires me and the people I love. I would make a quilt for someone in my family. I have made many blankets and simple quilts for my boys, my parents, in-laws neices and nephews and siblings. Especially for new babies, birthdays or recovery from surgery.
I love your quilt and hope that I can do something as lovely in the future!
Firstly, your quilt is absolutely beautiful and will look even better with perle hand quilting. The sashing Liberty Capel in mustard is one of my favourites, and really makes your pineapple blocks pop. I am hand stitching a liberty and vintage hexagon quilt, and would use your scraps to add to my quilt( this one is for me).
Thank you for this giveaway.
What inspires me are creators like you who post pictures of your lovely creations which I just have to replicate usually with a twist of my own. I’d love to try my own pineapple block or two with these scraps. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
Hi Meredith! I just love this quilt! It reminds me of the ones my Grandmother pieced by hand. I have several of her old quilts. If I win this, and oh how I would love to, I think I would use the scraps to hand piece a sweet quilt for my sofa. Thank you for the giveaway!
I love scraps & I would use the scrap bag for a quilt! I am inspired by people/places/things & would love to win.
This quilt is soooooooo beautifully yummy!!! ❤️❤️❤️!! All colors (especially reds) and nature inspire my creative side. With a big ol’ bag of Liberty I have a gazillion projects in mind, but the first two would be a kimono quilt for my sister in law and a hexie EPP quilt. Maybe some scrappy sundresses for my nieces and a bow tie or two for my nephew, too!!
Such a gorgeous quilt!! A Liberty scrap quilt is so expressive with it’s wild color splashes and I’d love to make one!!
I am so thankful for the creativity that you have and the inspiration that you have enjoyed from Nanny. She would be so proud to see all of your handiwork. I just wish the creativity wouldn’t have to skipped over me, but the Lord has gifted me with other things for which I am thankful. I love you!
This is an amazing top! I am currently collecting liberty scraps to someday have enough to make a wedding quilt for us <3
Lovely quilt top would love to win❤️
I’ve been following you for years and this is so gorgeous. I’d use the scraps for some epp, I’m new to the craft but love how small bits can be hand sewn together. I’m inspired by the giving at the end… The fact that I can make something to hand to someone I love that’s a physical mark of hours of thinking about them.
I am about to make a lawn/voile scrap quilt & think that these would make a marvelous addition. (I have Heather Ross, Cotton + Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, and a few others – so these would actually be a welcome addition!)
Olivia , your quilt has inspired me to made a pineapple block quilt myself,the mustard really makes it pop so beautiful. I also love the liberty shirts you have made yourself… I need to start making clothes. I love liberty fabric , I only discover it last year. Love your posts on Instagram
This is so gorgeous. I will one day make a Liberty quilt (probably a Grandmother’s Garden). I have quilts made for me by both my grandmothers and they are so treasured, and one of the things that inspired me to start quilting in the first place. I’ve always felt that a Grandmother’s Garden quilt would be a great homage to them both. Would love to have some more scraps to add to the project pile.
That mustard Capel was the perfect choice for sashing!
I’m inspired by the people in my life. I always find when I think up a project that the perfect recipient comes immediately to mind. Lately, I’ve also been inspired by the relationship between solids and prints. Solids are such a pure and intense “pigment” to add to a project whereas prints act more as a blending tool.
I love, love, love your quilt(and all things Liberty). I would love to start my own if I had your scraps!
Oops… and my girls and I would love to get creative with all your scraps.
I’ve never quilted anything before, but maybe I could piece these together and use it for a little quilted vest! That sound like a lot of fun.
I’m a big fan of scraps, use scraps making mini blocks. This quilt is beautiful.
Hi! I m not in the states but know someone who is and who would love these! Her ig is @jdjordan and she s just recently fell in love with these fabrics…as have i, head over heels ❤️❤️❤️ I don t know what she ll be making, i d just looove to surprise her!! Fingers crossed
Your quilt is beautiful! What makes it even more beautiful in my opinion is the story along with it; feeling your grandma with you as if quilting is in your DNA. I feel a similar connection when I sew as I sew at times on the machine my mom taught me to sew on and I am also teaching my own girls to sew on. Regarding which project I would make with the scraps from your quilt: I would incorporate them into a quilt that we can all use as a family while we snuggle together and read stories.
@jdjordan24 that is…
Your quilt is stunning! I purchased a fat quarter bundle of liberty over a year ago and have been to afraid to cut into it not wanting to ruin it. Silly, I know. The pineapple quilt is perfect for showcasing all of the prints. I have decided to make a mini quilt a month to hang in my sewing space that I just finished painting and organizing. The walls are bare and need some
color. I would make a mini pineapple quilt to hang in that space.
Oh my gosh, can you say georgous, it takes my breath away!!! The mustard fabric does ma,e the blocks just pop! I have always been very conservative in my fabric choices until I got a daughter in law that loves brightly colored fabric. She loves the quilts that I have made for her and uses them, which thrills me. Thankful that she made me step out of my comfort zone. Thanks so much for the chance to win your scrapbag!!!!
I love the Capel you used for the sashing! I bought a meter when I was in London and I *think* I’m going to make a shirt with it once I try making a few other clothes, then use the scraps in a quilt! Good fabric definitely inspires me! :)
This is beautiful! I’ve always wanted to do something with Liberty fabrics after I did my study abroad in London. Unfortunately when I was there I ran out of money and had to come home without any pretty Tana Lawn. I would probably make an abstract wall hanging, or if the scraps we’re large enough, a Union Jack quilt. Thanks for sharing!
This quilt is a stunner! The colors and pattern are so vibrant in their scrappy goodness. That same mustard yellow has recently become a favorite of mine to use, almost as a neutral. I love the connection you have with your grandmother through this quilt. I was fortunate to grow up with both of mine. My kids were able to spend a little time with one before she recently passed. The machine I sew on belonged to my mother’s mother. Right now, I am working on making quilts for family as Christmas presents. While I was not able to sew with my grandmother, I definitely feel her inspiration with me as I sew on her Singer (and in the kitchen as she was an incredible cook). Soon, I’ll be teaching my daughter to sew on this same machine. Can’t wait to see this all quilted up and ready for snuggling under.
I’m new and haven’t even made a quilt yet. I’m still buying supplies. I only have salvaged fabric right now. So I’ve been very inspired by Tula Pink, The Midnight Quilt Show, The Crafty Gemini and the unboxing of subscription quilt boxes. So basically Im a utube follower. Then I tried to add a large variety of people on Facebook and Instagram. Unfortunately I don’It have any quilting friends/buddies to collab and critique with. So far I have tried to pick out the best way to start quilting with simple patterns and simple fabrics for practice. I have not purchased any fabric yet either. I like bright, colorful, busier styles and patterns but just going to start with 5 inch blocks that I’m going to make with fabric I have found and cut up. Then maybe 2.5 inch blocks for a throw and then a larger quilt with 10 inch squares.
Hi Meredith! Thanks for this thoughtful and beautiful post, and the story of your grandmother. I was very close to my grandmother too, and so many things I sew remind me of her. Your quilt is stunning. I’m sure that looking at each fabric in each block will bring you happiness whenever you use the quilt. I love liberty fabrics, and I would use scraps for making quilt blocks also. I’d use tiny scraps for zipper pouches too. Thanks for the generous giveaway! I can’t believe that your are parting with even the smallest scrap of this precious fabric!
I would love to make some economy blocks out of your Liberty scraps!! :)
I would love some liberty scraps! As for inspiration, I love vintage prints and quilts. I especially the old feedback florals. I have never seen the Liberty prints anywhere in my local quilt shops. When I first saw them online, it was instant love. Pretty please pick me!!! ❤️❤️
I’d make a scrappy quilt for my niece – to be born in April!
Your bold use of color is stunning! I admit to being afraid to work with Liberty, afraid I might ruin it or something equally silly. But I do admire the brand. I think i’d begin a epp quilt with a bag full of scraps.
Meredith, I’m always amazed by your artistic eye. Never would I have thought of that mustard print as a cohesive neutral, but there you go convincing me and everyone else that it is! It’s just perfect. You’re always thinking outside the box. This blog post really showcases not just the “how” but the “why” that went into this quilt. So many makers are trying to sell us something rather than share something and it shines through in how they talk at us. When you write about your creations you always give us a glimpse into your soul.
As for what I’d make with a gallon of your beautiful Liberty scraps? Right now I have zero sew-jo, so I’d probably pet them and hope some of the creativity you infused them with rubs off on me! There’s a Liberty improve thing that’s been floating around in my head and these would be killer!
My grandmother is my biggest inspiration as well. We lived with her for many years and our home had one heater so I would cover with 2 or 3 quilts at night. I loved her quilts so much and now that I’m a a Nana I create quilts for my granddaughter that she can cuddle under and have those memories as well. I love your quilts and Liberty fabrics. I’ve started a small stash and eventually plan on making my granddaughter a quilt from them.
Thank you for the giveaway! Liberty prints are dreamy. I can see making a wall hanging with liberty and linen.
First of all, your quilt is magnificent! …. truly a labor of love. I have no idea how many scraps there are but two projects would be some BORO type bags and/or a small baby quilt for my brand new niece. Thank you!
Your scrappy quilt is so gorgeous. I haven’t had the opportunity to make a scrappy quilt yet because I don’t have scraps lol. I would love the challenge of being able to make a quilt completely from these amazing scraps. Quilting keeps me sane actually, it brings me peace.
Your pineapple quilt top is gorgeous! So much love went into it, I can tell. I’d try this pineapple block with the scraps, it’s been on my list and I’d love to try it!
Wow! Your quilt is beautiful!!! I love the vintage look it has. I would love to work with your scraps! Funny, I seem to do more with scraps than with the yardage in my closet. I love figuring out how to use up even the tiniest pieces. I would most likely work them into a quilt
I really like what you did with your liberty fabric. It can get expensive and I have a few fat sixteenth bundle. Hopefully if I win the scrap I’ll get to make something as gorgeous as your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.
Congratulations on finishing your pineapple quilt top…it is amazing!! I adore reading all your blog posts, thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I’m currently doing the hand quilt along with Kristin Esser and using all my favorite fabrics for the first selfish sewing I’ve done in sooo long. Each block brings a lot of joy. I might add your scraps to my hand pieced project. The other project I might use it on is a quilt I’m planning for a cousin who is graduating from college in May.
This is absolutely beautiful! And, I love that you have a connection with your grandma. That’s who taught me to love needle and thread too! I’d love to add some of your scraps to my never ending hexi project. One day I hope to finish it….
I have slowly come to live Liberty Fabrics and would live to use them in an EPP hexi quilt or pillow.
The mustard Capel is a firm favourite of mine and I have just ordered a few yards of it, I’m thinking our bed deserves a good set of Liberty pillow cases and a quilt to match.
I’m busy making pouches to send out to friends I don’t know in the universe, weird but wonderful. Happy sewing
My granddaughter’s 4th birthday is the last day of this month and she will be getting her first American Girl doll! I would most likely use the scraps to make a doll quilt! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!
This is such a stunning quilt… and it must feel even more beautiful than it looks! I would love to use some scraps for a little pouch or bag!
Oh my goodness…this quilt is pretty inspiring! I am also inspired by nature. I live near the beach and the mountains! I see all kinds of weather and all four seasons! I am lucky to live where I do!
PS…I’d use the scraps to make an amazing quilt to hang in my home. I love using quilts as art…you can be so creative and they are easily changed when you feel like it!
working with scraps is my creativity catalyst!
I’d love to be the holder of these!
I came to enter from seeing your mom post it ok Facebook. I have seen your page before and you truly are gifted in these things. I’m in the very beginning of getting familiar even with my sewing machine and have used it with help of a sweet older sister to hem a dress of mine. I’d love the material though to put together a simple piece, I’m undecided what though since I’m inexperienced but have really been wanting to develop a skill in sewing things together. Any ideas would be great! I do have a sweet nextdoor neighbor to ask for help as I’ve seen her make nice skirts for her daughter and granddaughters.
Beautiful quilt! Good use of darks and lights to offer enough contrast. I like your take on a “neutral” with the print. It’s got me thinking about trying different things in my own quilts.
Beautiful Quilt! I’ve always wanted to make a pineapple quilt, and now after seeing yours I’m inspired. I have similar memories of my Aunt who passed away too soon, from Breast Cancer. I sew because of her, and wish she was still here so we could get together and do all the things regarding quilting, sewing and fabric shopping.
Love your quilt and your story of your Grandmother! I too am the granddaughter of a marvelous woman! She taught me to quilt and garden! They are the greatest!!! Thanks for your story!
I’d love to have a chance to create a quilt with what I win! I’d make a throw to snuggle under while I’m planning the next quilt! I like to dit n my recliner and would have a beautiful floral quilt to keep me warm this winter!
I really like what you did. I am going to try to make one.