Design Wall Monday, February 20, 2012

I had a good sewing weekend.  I finished my February 2012 UFO with Patchwork Times.  This is my Sunshine Pineapple design that I'm calling Kokonut No!  I learned a thing or two with my new Phaff.  Zigzag stitching with monofilament.  This is the technique for attaching the pineapple leaves.  I used a blanket stitch to attach the pineapples in a melon colored thread.  I'm totally happy with the results.  The extra colors in the outer border add a little interest too. 

Next project to concur for February is the bear paw with Jo's Country Junction's Quilt Square Quilt Along.  There will be more on this in coming days.
And then there are thimbles!  Not a single one have I ever felt comfortable with.  I really gave the leather Clover thimble a run for it, but it just didn't work.  These others are mostly decorative, gifts from my Mom in many cases.  There are three functional ones...one is real special as it was my Grandma's.  Grandma was quite the quilter too, but she sure knew how to keep her finger from getting sore.  There is a Thimbles-Up!! party going on at Quiltville...


Tonight is Canyon Quilt Guild meeting night.  Terry Waldron "The Art of Landscapes" has a lecture and trunk show.  I always admire this type of quilting, but give me a scrappy pieced project anyday!  I hope to get four of the five remaining Chunky Churndashes from our block swap.  Getting down to the last days for turning in on time.  I think everyone is on track.

There are lots of us providing eye candy today via Patchwork Times.

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the finish - love your top!

BettyBoop32953 said...

I love the pineapples! Pretty Quilt.

Janet O. said...

Sandi, your Pineapple quilt is gorgeous! And I can't believe how quickly it came together! You did a beautiful job on color selection, too.
I'm with you--I've never found a thimble that really works for me.

marcella said...

Congratulations on the pineapple finish. Your quilt is really beautiful! Finding the perfect thimble is hard work and takes lots of shopping :-)

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

Sandi - I just love the way your pineapples finished up! The borders are just perfect and so, so, colorful. I took a peek at the thimble's up party, too. Have a super day!

Kathie said...

Beautiful, love the bright colors. Finally got Mandy's quilt top done today!!!

betty said...

Wow, love the quilt, glad that you figured out your new machine to do the leaves, the whole quilt is awesome. Like the thimble display!

MaryLu said...

I love your sweet thimble angel. I'd love tofind a pretty display box for my many thimbles, perhaps then I wouldn't lose them so easily!

Kate said...

Love the Kokonuts - very bright and cheerful! So do you just not use a thimble? I tried the leather, too, and now I don't use any.

Lori said...

Was it a lot of work to machine applique? (gave me high blood pressure so I quit doing it!)

I have one thimble I like. some I tolerate if necessary.

WyoPat said...

Love the pineapple quilt--what beautiful colors! Where did you get the pattern?

Kim West said...

Congrats on finishing your pineapple quilt... I got mine done too!!!

Debbie said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

JCnNC said...

This is amazing - I love the happy of this quilt. JudyCnNC

dianehobbit said...

A clever pattern.