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Happy Pineapple Day

Happy Thursday!

It’s been a long time since I posted something to my journal. We’ve spent the past couple of months traveling…spending time with family and friends. It was a lot of fun but I’m happy to be home sleeping in my own bed again 🙂

Our club members decided to make table runners using the pineapple quilt blocks for June. I was super happy with this choice, the pineapple block is one I’ve never made before and I was gifted the Creative Grids pineapple trim tool a few years ago and finally had an opportunity to use it.

I used Missouri Star Quilt Company Pineapple Table Runner pattern from the early winter 2017 edition of their Block magazine along with Jenny’s video tutorial using the trim tool to make my runner. You can watch the video here. The trim tool is fantastic —

Pineapple Quilted Table Runner
Pineapple Quilted Table Runner

I used Kona solids and Zen Chic modern background paper for the pineapple blocks. The border is a Kaufman digital floral print. All scraps from my stash- YAY !! Table runner measures 16 x 36 inches.

Our club focuses primarily on projects using machine embroidery. I designed a machine appliqued pineapple design for the group. I made two placemats measuring 12 x 16 inches to showcase the design.

Pineapple Machine Applique Placemats
Pineapple Quilted Placemats

The body of the pineapple is a friendship braid – also made with my embroidery machine. I included quilting lines for the pineapple body and leaf top. I used a zig zag stitch for the applique finish. I’m really pleased with the design and can’t wait to see how the other ladies use their pineapple design!

Happy Sewing & Quilting!

Feeling Fall With Kona Solids

Happy Tuesday!

The Courthouse Steps Block is a variation of the Log Cabin block, and was introduced to the quilting world during the civil war. I have to admit it is truly one of my favorites.

Using fall colored Kona solids and a newsprint fabric I created a table topper to get a modern look on the very traditional courthouse steps block. Topper measures 19 x 19 inches.

fall 2018 ch topper

fall 2018 courthouse steps topper

My inspiration came from the book I Love Log Cabins by Karen Burns. I fell in love with so many of the patterns found in the book. I’m sure I will find a way to make smaller versions of each 🙂

As always I love making mug rugs to match my runners.  After seeing Wendy’s from Pieceful Thoughts acorn mini quilt blocks and Abbie from Sparkle On pineapple quilt blocks I had to make some for hubby and I.

I prefer my mug rugs to be rectangular in shape so I added a strip to each block,  they finished at 6 x 7 inches.

Sew cute don’t you think?!!

fall 2018 mug rugs

fall 2018 mug rugs

 

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River.

Until next time – Happy Sewing!

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