Saturday, June 30, 2012

Last Purple Saturday!

I'm happy to say I found that missing pink birds in the air block when I was prepping my QSAB blocks for hand quilting yesterday afternoon. Turns out it was attached to some batting and hanging out next to the drawer where I am keeping the rest of them. He was happy to join all his other buddies yesterday in the drawer.
Since the kids each took a 3.5 hour nap yesterday (yup, both sick again with sore throats and I got it this morning) yesterday I was able to get a bunch of things done. Six more of the log cabin blocks are completed so I have 21 blocks finished at 12 inches each. I have 9 more of these to make and then I'll put them together into a top for quilting. I have 6 weeks to get this one completed and mailed out. This will not be the final layout... I am just trying different things each time I take a group shot.


I also worked on some of the purple pineapple blocks until the bobbin thread ran out. So I switched to prepping three QSAB blocks for hand quilting and started on one of them until the kids woke up. Trust me... I tried waking them up multiple times - tickling and everything. Em said 'No', turned over and went back to sleep. Aidan just kept turning away from me and not even opening an eye. I did pay for it last night with them not settling down until close to 9PM.

This is how the Pineapple Blossom quilt is coming along. I have all 16 blocks pieced but not put together yet. I am thinking a 2 inch 'frame' around the pineapples and then the extra triangles around as the second border. I think it will finish with a batik print around the outside. I may stop and check out a LQS for the outer most border since I don't have enough of the color I'd like in my stash.



Go on over to SoScrappy's blog and see what others are doing for the purple scrap challenge this weekend.
As for me, the kids are down for a short nap... I think I'll do some hand quilting while catching up on a recorded show or two. The lack of sleep the last few days has caught up with me.

Deb



13 comments:

  1. This purple Pineapple Blossom quilt is so pretty! Love it. I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together.
    Hope everyone gets well at your house. Summer vacation is no time to be sick.

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  2. Your Pineapple Blossom quilt looks gorgeous. Great use of purple, blue and green.

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  3. Beautiful purple pineapples! The fabric really works well. Hope the kids are feeling better soon. They always do seem to share germs, don't they?

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  4. Hope you don't get the sickness from the kids :(
    I hated that when my kids were little...someone was always getting sick or passing it on to someone else in the family! So glad you found time to sew.

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  5. Purple Pineapple Blossom quilt is pretty, and I really like your 'bright' log cabin.

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Pineapple Blossoms layout and the idea of a smaller "framing" border. Excellent design work :)

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  7. I love the bright speck of yellow in your Log Cabin blocks... fun.
    Purple Pineapple is wonderful.
    Healing hugs to all of you - hope you get well real quick!

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  8. Oh wow! Oh my! I get the feeling you like Log Cabin and its derivatives!

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  9. I hope you were able to get some rest. It really is difficult to function without sleep! Your quilts are going to be so nice - love 'em.

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  10. That pineapple blossom is GORGEOUS! Very nice! Loving the log cabin too - boy you're being very productive aren't you!!! :)

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  11. Your purple pineapple blossom is so beautiful! and I love your log cabins! You have done so well getting so much done this week too. I hope you will all be feeling well again soon. Ellyx

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  12. The purple pineapple blossom is going to be lovely!

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  13. Seriously love this!! Jeb

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