Thursday, June 27, 2019

My Quilt Dance In the Pineapple Rain

Here is my Pineapple Rain Quilt Top! 

I designed my own modern version of the Pineapple Day quilt.

This top is featured today on 

The Jolly Jabber

I was piecing pineapple paper blocks with the rain falling outside my sewing corner window
when suddenly the sunlight streamed in my window.
After three days of rain, the bright rays felt like a blessing.

So I went out to snap this photo from my back porch on my small urban hill in New England.

I call this a Pineapple Rain type of day.

Five minutes later it was deluging again.

This photo was the inspiration for my own layout of the Pineapple Day Quilt. 

I designed and sewed this quilt for the ... 

Here is the layout and
for the quilt as designed.

To make my quilt I sewed

Four 12.5" pineapple papers blocks
Twelve 6.5" pineapple papers blocks

To piece my blocks I used these easy sew-by-number 

Then I set my small blocks on point to represent the falling rain. 

Twelve 6.5" blocks on point 

After trimming and squaring, these on-point blocks now measure 9.5" square.

To sew them into my quilt top I needed then to be the same size as my Pineapple Sun Block.

Sew I added 2" strips to the top and bottom on these elongated blocks.

I sewed them together as shown, adding 2" strips to either side of my on-point blocks
and four 12.5" squares of background fabric for the
negative spaces in my modern quilt layout.

I added 4.5" strips of outer border fabrics as shown
to represent the sky and earth. 

The day I took my quilt top outside for photos was a gray day with impending rain.

It has been a very rainy and cool spring in the northeast.

Suddenly it has become summer and I am spending a lot of my time outside
catching up on garden work.

I hope you like my quilt top.

I hope to have it quilted soon. 

Have a happy Pineapple Summer! 


LA Paylor said...

how pretty! So fresh and happy, and you did a great post on the design aspect. Love that background fabric! And always enjoy the versatility of a pineapple block. LeeAnna, in sunny, then rainy, Colorado

claudia said...

This is a beautiful quilt! The more I see the pineapple blocks the more I want to make one. I think I'm going to copy yours! I love it. Claudia on a rainy Thursday morning in Washington!