Friday, September 9, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday, a giveaway, and a tutorial.

Hey Everyone,

We are hosting a giveaway on Maureen's blog. A $30 gift certificate to purchase what you like from our shop. Head over there to enter to win.

In my many career incarnations (I am a restless soul when it comes to occupation) I once worked in the travel industry. I worked for a Hawaiian tour company. Ever since I have had a love of Pineapple motifs. Whenever I see a pineapple it gives me a feeling of welcome it is a symbol of hospitality. So the trend with pineapples that is showing up now is really up my alley and I have been wanting to make a pineapple quilt. I was planning on using the yellows and greens from my Liberty stash to make a mini quilt and I think I still might but more as a piece of art to put in a frame. I thought it would also be fun to make a multi colored pineapple quilt. I sat down the other day and started playing around using Paintbox Basics and came up with this:

 I am calling it Painted Pineapples. Would you like to make it with me? I will give you instructions for both a small size 32" x 40" and a large size 64" x 80". Also if you would like to buy the fabrics to make it I have created kits,one of the kits can be paid for in 4 payments and you can get a row at a time. I thought it would make the cost easier for those that have a limited monthly budget. This is a super simple pattern and quilt but I love the way the colors blend together in a rainbow wash.

You can find the tutorials here: (if you downloaded these first thing this morning, redo them, I made changes)

Small Version
Large Version

Ps. Keep in mind this is just a tutorial and was not meant to be a pattern so it is a bit more vague than you would find in an actual pattern. The numbers of squares to cut are approximate since it is meant to be a bit random. Keep your scraps in case you need extra squares of any of the fabrics.

16 comments:

  1. It's adorable! I have a question on the tutorial for the large version. Cutting instructions say, "From each of 28 prints cut 8 – 2 ½” squares and one 4 ½” by 8 ½” rectangle
    From each of the 2 prints cut 16 – 2 ½” squares two 4 ½” by 8 ½” rectangles" Which are the "2 prints" out of the 30 prints?
    Thanks!

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    1. Shoot that is what I get for writing a tutorial first thing in the morning. In the small quilt instructions it is more clear. These should be the 2 first prints in your palette because they are used twice. In the beginning and in the end. I will fix and re-upload the directions in a moment.

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  2. Awesome. My family and I have a thing for pineapples, thanks to discovering Psych while living in the states 7 years ago! I cant wait to make this. Love it in the paintbox basics fabric.

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  3. What a fun quilt! I do like this idea. Meanwhile, I have entered at Maureen's blog as I follow you both (but not in a creepy way. )

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  4. This looks like a fun quilt to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love this! I think I have enough hoarded scraps of batiks to do the small version! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. I love this Julie! Hope you are doing well.

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  7. I love this Julie! Hope you are doing well.

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  8. I signed up for your emails and shared this on facebook with a couple friends. This is a great quilt! Right now I am in overload with projects for my Daughters Wedding in October, a Double Wedding Ring Quilt for a dear friend plus Christmas presents and Project Linus quilts. Yet, I would love to make this; would you mind if I made just a few blocks and put it together as a gift as a table runner, placemats and napkins to match. I just think it would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone I know. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

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  9. I think this quilt is just beautiful. I think I would love to make the small one. But then again who knows I might just make the big one. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  10. Fabulous quilt! I am the same way with hedgehogs and polkadot mushrooms!

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  11. I love this. I am a scrappy quilt person and I like the idea of scrappy but with some control of the color. Looking forward to making this quilt.

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  12. I am very pleased that you have produced a guide rather than a pattern. It really helps people improve their skills

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