Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Completed Fall Pineapple and Flying Geese

I have completed my fall pineapple table topper.



It is foundation pieced and the blocks are set on point creating the hexagon shape. I had planned to quilt circle by hand but it's just to thick with all the seams so I just stitched-in-the-ditch around all the hexagon shapes.  I used an orange print from the same line for the binding because I thought it tied it all together to be a fall quilt.

This quilt will go on my dinning room table come October first!

What I may have forgotten to mention is that this quilt is actually technically a scrap quilt! Well over a year ago I got a layer cake of Seasonal Little Gatherings by Moda. I wanted to play with my Eleanor Burns Flying Geese ruler so I made a really simple flying geese lap quilt out of the layer cake.

This quilt to sat incomplete until I finished my pinapple quilt and knew I wanted them to be a matching pair.

It's super simple but I like that about it. I think it has a very cozy, warm feel to it.




 Because of the way the ruler works I had a bunch of little 1"-2" strips left when I was done. I couldn't bare to get rid of them but wasn't sure what to do with such small strips so I put them in a bag and forgot about them. And then, as we all now know, I decided to work with pineapples and knew those tiny 1" strips were perfect! I did, of coarse, have to purchase some additional yardage for the border, backing, and binding, but two quilts for one layer cake? Pretty good deal, right? Moral of the story, sometimes the scrap quilt is more impressive than the original quilt. They are going to make a great pair this Fall.

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