Pineapples, Birds, and Clouds, Oh My!

Just back from the longarm quilter: this baby quilt using Karin Hellaby’s method of making pineapple blocks:

Longarmer Sherry Wadley and I decided a fluffy cloud motif would be the perfect match for the focus fabric, a delightful print featuring parasol-toting birdies. Here’s a better look at the quilting and one of those fussycut birdies in the sashing strips:

For the back I used leftover strips of fabric sewn together randomly, with angled seams for added interest:

After trimming the quilt measures 45½” square.

The next big decision: what color to use for the binding. I’m leaning toward a medium blue, the same color as the birdies, but I’m open to suggestions.




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6 Responses to Pineapples, Birds, and Clouds, Oh My!

  1. Auntie Em says:

    What pretty colors in this quilt! I like your idea of blue for the binding.

  2. Tam Gardner says:

    Very sweet! And the quilting works very well. I agree that a medium or even dark blue binding would work great for this one. Nice work!

  3. Reigh Hays says:

    Very sweet quilt! Love the cloud quilting, and blue binding will be pretty. Does this one have an owner yet?

  4. Anne Bender says:

    You need to publish a coffee table book! You are a true artist!!

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