Well what timing it is that the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival is back round again and I just so happen to have finished my Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt. The mini category calls for quilts that are 80″ or less all the way round. This is 20″ square so I just nailed it! To be honest I struggled to get pictures with the mornings being pretty dark now it’s the back end of the year, and Hank interfering didn’t help either!
Each pineapple block took about 40 minutes to piece once I got in the rhythm, but I didn’t fancy making a full 16 so I’ve added in some Zen Chic mini charm squares kindly given to me at the Festival of Quilts earlier in the year on the Moda Bake Shop stand. The pineapple blocks are 5″ square, so those little scraps of colour are very little! As you can see this doesn’t exactly dent the scrap collection…
I’m pleased with how it has turned out, and the arrow like effect where the corners meet, so I decided to make a feature of it with the quilting by following points on the piecing to make arrow shapes. I love quilting minis, they are quick, satisfying and don’t come with upper body pain. For the non-pineapple blocks I traced two opposing arrows from the quilting and centre square onto paper, cut it out and used it as a template to draw marking lines around.
The back is a Bonnie Christine fat quarter I picked up at The Workroom in Toronto when I visited earlier in the year, and as usual, I’ve added hanging tabs in the top corners using some scraps.
Size – 20″ square
Number of blocks – 10 Pineapples and 6 fillers.
Time to make– I think about 6 hours?
Fabric – Scraps, some black and natural Konas of some description.
Backing Fabric – Bonnie Christine – Sweet as Honey – Cherished Deer.
Binding Fabric – Some black and white print I’ve forgotten the name of from my stash.
Threads – Coats Moon in off-white throughout with some added black Aurifil.
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant scrap
Quilting- Arrow motifs plus matchstick fillers on the paler blocks.
Got to find a few goodies and then it is good to go!
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