Back to Work

This week I’ve been working on a quilt belonging to my good friend and client Bea.  It is an especially beautiful pineapple quilt called “Pineapple Rings.”  Here it is:

The quilt measures 77×102, just right for this double bed

As you can see, there are lots of straight lines.  So I stitched in the ditch in the areas that have bold color and put spiral feather wreaths in the circular light areas.

Here’s a closer look:

Spiral Feathers. Remember you can click on the image to make it larger

Of course, the front is interesting…but the back is where I live:

I really like the pebble spiral in interior of the feathers

And one more that just shows some of the smaller feathers I put in the “football” shapes:

These little flippy feathers added some contrasting motion to the straight lines of the pineapple shape

Oh, I just have one extra photo, so I may as well use it:

This is my favorite one

So this has been a very good week for me.  I finished quilting this project and also have been beading the small quilt that will be donated to Emerald Valley Quilters for their Small Quilt Auction.  I’ll post some pictures of that one as soon as it’s finished.  Now I think I’ll collapse on the couch.

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3 Comments

  1. September 16, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Love the feathers. Do you draw them first or freehand? I am about to embark on some serious feathering for the first time so am curious how you master it.

    • September 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      I draw the spines on the fabric with the Collins blue pen (washes out). The entire quilt design is first drawn on graph paper so I can fiddle with the dimensions. And for these feathers I also drew in a “boundary” in the blue pen to show me how far to extend the feathers.

  2. Sartenada said,

    September 16, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I love this quilt.


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