So remember I told you that Kelli was obsessed with shirts right now. Dang it. It rubbed off on me. I was helping her look for possible shirt ideas and then…it happened. At least I don’t have TONS of shirts to cut down but I’m not guarenteeing that won’t happen yet. You know how it goes. I find one shirt that’s a great color and then suddenly I have a cart full!!
In all of that I came across a website Floating on a Cloud….and this quilt. Photo Courtesy of the site. Link here.
I studied and studied and studied that picture. I want to make this quilt!!! I want to make it so bad that this happened.
Aren’t they precious? I’m in love. I want more and more and more of these under my needle!! As I’m writing this and looking at the picture again, I need to pull more reds!
That’s all it took to pull me into a shirt project again. I admit…I love them.
Onto my String Challenge:
I said last week that my goal was to get this whole Pineapple Crazy top together. I got the borders sewn together and the side borders attached but then…ugh. I forgot about the corner blocks.
(don’t you love my “keeping in real” messy picture of my sewing room floor?)
Well…what to do? I have changed my version of this quilt up a bit. Here’s a picture of the original.
Bonnie Hunter creator of the quilt had red triangles around the tips of her border blocks. I opted not to. She also made a red block for the corner blocks. I think being I opted on the red in the triangles of the border blocks, I’m opting out of the red corner blocks.
I ended up opting for a string block.
Here’s it all together as a top! I’m happy with it and also happy with the changes. My goal is not to let this sit. In a month from now, I’m hoping to have it quilted and bound. Ah…that will be a HUGE check off my bucket list!!
Ruby was happy to see it get this far…that meant a photo opportunity for her…I pay her in dog treats you know…that’s her real motivation.
This is my third paper piecing project I ever finished. The first was a tulip wall hanging….nothing difficult. The second was my Bonnie Hunter Crab Apples quilt…that doesn’t really even classify…the third was this! Wowza.
For those of you following along you know that I’m trying to make ALL of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling. With the finish of this top, that leaves me with two quilts left to finish….It’s time to pull one of them and work on it more seriously. WOW, I’m starting to think I can do this!!
Stop back next week and see which project I pulled.