Friday, November 02, 2007

Jelly Rolls and Pineapple Blossoms




Ok so I don't have a blossom yet but I did 4 blocks today to see how they would work in Bonnie's pattern. Oh my goodness I'm in love and just added a bunch of jelly rolls to my Christmas list. Hope Santa doesn't mind *VBG*

I managed to get 20 more cathedral windows prepped for this weekend. All that ironing
sigh....

So now I get to clean up all my sewing mess before I leave in the morning so hubby doesn't put something away ( read that where he "thinks" it goes). I kinda like to know where my stuff is. I got the rulers in the mail to make the string 8 pointed stars on Quiltville. For some reason I thought I had the easy eight ruler but either hubby put it away ( see above-lol) or I never did have it.

Oh and my frame is finally coming tonight- isn't that the way it always works? When I'm not able to play and have been waiting for 3 weeks ...sigh. But I'm looking for something I have a bunch of besides muslin ( I need that for the cathedral windows) to start getting ready for weaving. I'm so excited :) kinda like when Mary Ellen gave me Liberated Quilting when she was moving and didn't want alot of her books anymore. Oh and yesterday I was telling Leah about the discout for yardage orders on kona cottens from Hancocks of P and I saw the Gwen Martson designed a liberated log cabin pattern for Kauffman fabrics that is on Hancock's site.....

I've had quite a few visitors in the last week....thanks for stopping by I promise to look around more of the newer blogs next week when I get back. But some like sewbaby I can't comment on their blogs :(

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Ok I worked some more and made another 4 blocks and added sashing and cornerstones :) and we now have a blossom. But alas now when I'm a roll of strip piecing them I really must clean up and pack. Dad wants to leave at 7am *gasp* good luck waking ds up at that time on the weekend *snicker -snicker*

11 comments:

Sewbaby said...

I love your Pineapple block!!! Did you use 2.5 inch Jelly Roll?? Nice job.

Hugs,
Traci

Leah S said...

Yum!! I love that pineapple blossom. I just got hubby to activate my credit card, and I'm hoping to place an order at Connecting Threads. I was planning to get a set of Country FQs for a pineapple blossom... but maybe I should go with a jelly roll!

Oh, this is so your fault. :D

Faith said...

wow gosh i fell in love with your pieces here they are absolutely gorgeous. I certainly want to do cathedral windows but it will have to be the new year project as I have so many quilts im working on at the moment. I dont think the cathedral window will be heavy at all to be a spring and summer quilt.
Thankyou for visiting my blog you are inspiring me to keep quilting.
Nutbudx

Kim said...

Leah, it's always my fault.ASk Meloney -lol. Bonnie has the directions for 12 1/2" blocks on her site now also. So the jelly rolls were so simple to use. I have a stack for another bunch to do Monday when I get back.
I love the thread from connecting threads also- I just finished my second spool and I've quilted and pieced ALOT with the 2 of them.
But I've been cutting a bunch of strips for star struck quilt also.

Kathy Wagner said...

This is a great quilt in the making! I just might have to try this pattern now!

Jeanne said...

Kim, your blocks look wonderful! Beautiful fabrics and colors. You're making fast progress on this one.

Sweet P said...

Your pineapple block is looking gorgeous. I checked out the 30 Days of Gifts to Sew. What a wonderful site.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh my how lovely this block is. You did such a great job. Inspiring.

Joansie said...

I've always really liked this pattern. Where on the difficulty scale would you say it is?

Anonymous said...

Your Pineapple blossom is beautiful! Normally my color choices run more to blues and greens and turquoise, but I'm loving your colors. I've never liked the technique she uses but maybe it's time I got over myself and learned to like it. :)

Donna D., Columbus, Ohio

cher said...

nice pineapple blossom!