Friday, November 6, 2015

A Friday Finish

... Sort of

I finished 81 Exploding Pineapple blocks, enough to do a 9 x 9 setting!  

And, in case you missed it, I posted a brief tutorial on the technique earlier this week!

Once I get the blocks squared up (why do we say square up when we're downsizing our blocks?), they'll go into a box with assorted potential border and backing fabrics in preparation for the S'mores Christmas retreat.

Project box filling up
I may have found the perfect sashing fabric in one of my recent purchases.

Pineapple sashing?
I'll experiment with this in between some hand sewing this weekend.  I am frantically turning the binding on two quilts to be entered into a local quilt show. Why do I wait till the last minute?

Well, it was not a complete finish, but definitely worthy of a happy dance so I'll be linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. Wow, Libby! That is the perfect sashing fabric!! I love it.

  2. Perfect sashing - nice contrast with all your yellows and greys. Do you plan to include a sashing inner border?

  3. I do like that sashing choice.
    And good luck with the binding. Sew like the wind!

  4. I like that sashing choice too, Libby.

  5. I like that sashing, too! Sharon B in Franklin

  6. Great quilt. Love your colors and thanks for taking the time for the tutorial.

  7. Looking forward to see what you decide. I like the darker sashing.


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