Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Day


Happy last day with students. Start of summer vacation. Happy Quilt Festival. I had so much fun going through all the blogs with the online quilt festival last year that I had to participate again. I think I posted my Elm Creek Sampler last year. One of the things that is fun about sampler quilts is that in trying out lots of new patterns, every once in a while you like one so much that you decide to make a whole quilt out of it. Pineapple Welcome is just such a quilt. I had dabbled in paper piecing, but never tried it on an entire quilt. It is just the right size to hang in my entryway and so I decided to make it a true welcome quilt by adding the word in a variety of languages around the border. It is finished with a scalloped border which wasn't nearly as difficult as I had feared. So be sure to visit Amy's blog and check out some of the other quilts and their stories. You can also visit my 500th post and enter the giveaway drawing. Just a few more days 'till my birthday when I will pick a winner. For now it is the first day of the rest of my summer. Happy quilting everyone!!

33 comments:

Sara said...

What a great quilt! So fresh and happy :)

STEPHANIE. said...

darling!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

yup! Defintely a quilt worth displaying for everyone's eyes to see! It's gotta be one of my favorites of yours!

Miri said...

Fabulous pineapple quilt! Such cool and refreshing colors!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Delightful quilt. Bright and happy.

ROZ said...

This quilt is such an accomplishment! What a lovely quilt

Pat said...

A pineapple quilt is on my short list! Love the colorful way you did yours. Congrats on completing another school year. May is always a crazy month--and just when you really hate to see the kids go, they get so crazy that you wave them out the door with a smile! (least that's what I usually did!)

AnnieO said...

Definitely brings a smile! Pineapples being the traditional fruit of welcome, it is all so fitting. A scalloped border is on my list of things to try too. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing your quilt's story :)

Michele said...

What a great quilt! I love the soft colours and the little red centers combined with the spiky pineapples. It makes for a very interesting optical effect. And you say the scalloped border is not as difficult as it would appear, eh?... Hmmm maybe that's something to try...

BJ said...

Pretty color selection. Great quilt, and so much work.

Me aka Supermom said...

Beautiful!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Lovely colours!

Kriza said...

what a lovely happy quilt, it's great to look at it, it makes on smile.
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Your quilt feesl so happy so fresh so clean, beautiful quilt

Kathy said...

What a perfect quilt to welcome everyone into your home! I have always wanted to give a scalloped border a try. Thank you for telling us that it wasn't that difficult.

QuiltSue said...

It's beautiful. I love it.

Caron said...

I LOVE this quilt!!! It's so charming! Love the colors, the design, the scalloped border. Very nicely done!

Carol said...

I think this is one of the prettiest pineapple quilts I have seen. Love the scalloped border.

Allison said...

So Cute! I love your color choices!

Cynthia said...

What a fun quilt! So creative and cute!

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful way to welcome people. Beautiful quilt. Lovely design, fabrics, colors. Great job. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quilter Kathy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Perfect for welcoming guests to your home. Love the colours!

Ariane said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

Dolly said...

That's a beauty !
I'm in awe of your binding a scalloped border.
And the welcome in many languages is wonderful!

Martine said...

j'adore ces couleurs douces et acidulées ,le résultat est magnifique
félicitations

Martine said...

je profite du festival pour découvrir tout ces blogs différents, quel plaisir

Leslie said...

this is stunning. i love the bright and fun colors

Quilting in the Pines said...

NIce! I have never seen a pineapple quilt with such color! Awesome. Makes me want to try one!

Marie said...

love the color choices !!! nice job!

Kelli said...

Wow! This looks awesome! I love the colours and fabrics! Paper piecing is fun huh!?!

Laurel H. said...

This is a lovely pineapple quilt; such wonderful colors.

Karen said...

What a gorgeous quilt. It looks lovely hanging up.

Amy said...

Beautiful.love the colors.Thanks for sharing,Amy