Friday, January 20, 2012

Scrappy Pineapple Blossom

Are you ready to hear more about the Pineapple Blossom quilt I've been working on after seeing the sneak peeks I have been posting?  This started as a block swap last year with a group of friends.  I ended up with 24 blocks but wanted to make a bigger quilt instead.  It turned out to be much bigger!  You've already seen the stack of blocks and some of them on the design wall.  I wanted the quilt to look really scrappy and really random so I just threw the blocks in a big pile on the floor, pulled them one by one from the pile.....  

.....and started sewing them into rows.  I used 121 blocks (that means there are 1,573 pieces in this quilt!) in order to make it big enough for a king size bed.

I had to lay it out on my patio to get a picture of it because there was no place else it fit.

My friend Angela at Quilted Joy is going to quilt it for me.  She does amazing work so I know it will be beautiful.  

The corner triangles that were cut off to remove bulk will go to another friend, Wendy, so she can make a "something from nothing" quilt.  There are a LOT of them!

I know whatever she makes it will be very scrappy!


  1. Love the quilt Sandy!! I gave my pineapple blossom quilt to my niece for Christmas so now I have to make one for myself.

  2. It's beautiful. Is it my birthday present? Your best friend, Vicki

  3. Sandy, that is beautiful! Can't wait to see what Angela does with this one. She does such a fantastic job with her quilting!


  4. It's lovely and definitely scrappy! What a wonderful friend to hand off the bonus triangles :) Maybe Wendy would let you post a picture of her finished quilt....I'd love to see it.

  5. Gloria in FlorissantJanuary 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Lovely! Dee is a lucky woman. :o) Thanks for sharing.