Oh my gosh…is right. Lots-O-quilting going on here. The girls have been teasing me that I am like a vampire. I am always down in the studio. I never go out in the sunlight. And I stay up all night. They affectionately call me Edward (Twilight). LOL!! With all this quilting and such going on, it has left little time for piecing. I do really well for a while. Taking 10 minutes here and there to piece, but I have totally been slacking there. I need to get back to it because it is so therapeutic. I keep hoping to jump in on Another Year of Schnibbles. Each month I pick out my charms or start one, but that is as far as I get.
I have little Schnibbles Work In Progress piles!! Looks like Carrie Nelson is coming out with a bunch of new Schnibbles and full size quilt patterns. How exciting!! She gave a few peeks on her blog. Actually, one of the quilts looks very very familiar. 🙂
Speaking of oh my gosh… Omigosh…
JoAnne has a great blog, The Patriotic Quilter, but for those of you not familiar, I’ll give you a little background info. JoAnne and her husband live in Hawaii. Her husband is in the military. They will be moving back to the Continental US this year. I was discussing quilting options with Scott and telling him about JoAnne. He said, “maybe you could quilt a pineapple on the quilt some how.” I loved the idea of making this an extra special “Hawaiian” quilt. A little homage to JoAnne’s time in Hawaii. It was all Scott’s genius idea.
Scott even made me a pineapple template!!
The curved ruler is a Fine Line Quilter’s Ruler by Accents in Designs. LOVE that ruler!!!
I love how it turned out!!! Feathers…pineapples…swirls…what’s not to love?? 🙂
JoAnne’s piecing was even phenomenal on the backing!
She matched the print up perfectly!!
I think the backing has a very tropical Hawaiian theme too.
Specifics…I used Dream Wool batting. Threads were Isacord and Glide.
Whew!! That is a lot of photos!! I had to make up for being a slacker blogger lately. 🙂 Hope everyone has a great weekend!!