Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pineapple Blossom Quilt


I finished quilting my Gypsy Girl quilt yesterday and was ready to bind it this morning. While reading blogs with my morning coffee I saw this machine binding tutorial by Mary. I was so ready to be done with this quilt that machine binding sounded like a perfect option. I definitely need more practice before I show you any close up shots but I was happy with the outcome. I highly recommend trying Mary's technique! I think I'll practice on a mug rug or two!

Pattern found here.
Another fun project from this past week was a pouch I made from a "deconstructed" Cath Kidston tea towel. I always threaten to cut up tea towels for their fabric, but this time I really did!


I removed the tags and unstitched the hem.




I even recycled the tag! I hope that isn't a violation of any copyright laws. :o)

I have some lovely fabric from Clare that I could have used but I can't bear to cut into it. Do we all have fabric that feels too precious to use?  I just need a little more time with it......

                                           
Next week Five Monkey Fabrics will be sponsoring a giveaway here so I hope to see you then!
xxx

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Finish it Up Friday.

50 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Congrats on finishing your quilt. It's so pretty! I love the happy colors. Your little bag is cute too.

Beth said...

The quilt is beautiful! Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't want to show close ups when I machine sew the binding. And that little bag is great - good idea!

trish said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!!
And such a cute bag. :0)
Have a fabulous weekend.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love your Gypsy Girl quilt! Its a fabulous pattern which I might just need to try! Maybe I will try machine binding next time! Thanks for the link!

Donna said...

Gorgeous quilt! It is so cheerful with the lovely fabrics. The bag is the cutest and a wonderful idea.
I have fabrics I don't want to cut into either!
Gotta look at the quilt again :)
Hugs,
Donna

Carla said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish! Does this mean you get to start 2?

Rene' said...

You cracked me up with the needing more time with your fabric comment. Great finishes and love the zip pouch using the deconstructed tea towel.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful finish Deborah! The recycled towel makes a perfect bag!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Love that quilt! But where is Mr. white Socks?

Scrapatches said...

Your Pineapple Blossom Quilt is lovely! ... :) Pat

Ellyn said...

oh my, your quilt is beautiful & making the Cath Kidston pouch out of a tea towel is brilliant.

Lisa said...

Oh that quilt...sigh...oh that zipper pouch! I looove them both, especially that you deconstructed a tea towel AND used the tag - genius!!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!! I dearly love all the colors & fabrics you used. And the fabric you recieved from your friend...wow...that is gorgeous! I do understand...I have a hard time cutting into any of my stash. I need to get over that...real quick. LOL

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I don't take close ups of my machine binding either ;)

Crickets Corner said...

Your quilt makes me think of spring days sitting on the porch swing with it keeping the chill off. Just makes me smile! The little bag is just too cute and yes, I do have a piece of fabric that I just can't seem to cut into. I may just end up stretching it around a canvas and hanging it on the wall.

Jenelle said...

Love the beautiful colors in both projects! Your quilt is like a warm spring day. :)

Frances said...

What lovely cheerful colours. I know what you mean about cutting into fabric. I've had a Fat Quarter bundle sitting on the side for a few days and it looks far too precious to unpackage

Kelli said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And the pouch is too cute!

eva said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!!! And I love your idea of making a bag out of the towel. That is how we quilters work - to make use of everything possible.
It will be a weekend spent with fabrics and sewing here because we have - 20 degrees C today :-)Have a fabulous weekend!

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness! Between the quilt and the bag, I am going to need smelling salts. Seeing them was the perfect antidote to this dark and dreary morning. Beautiful work!

selfsewn said...

I think I need to spend less time blogging and more time sewing, this is a wonderful quilt Deb!!

I have Melodys vintage teacups waiting for the right quilt, though I may just frame the fq instead!

Have a nice weekend...any new projects?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Such a beautiful happy quilt! Love the bag too :) cute! Xxx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love your little bag and the fabric is so pretty! I am going to check out Mary's tips!!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for quick bindings and recycling!

Bev said...

I LOVE Gypsy Girl fabric and your quilt is the perfect pattern for that! Just beautiful. We don't carry it in the shop and after seeing your lovely quilt, I'm going to have to go buy some. Thanks for sharing! You are so talented! It's a pleasure.

Cheery wave!

Bev

Lynne said...

Very pretty quilt finish! The zippered pouch made from a towel is a clever idea. Great post : )

CitricSugar said...

Just gorgeous! Wow!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the quilt and the pouch - bravo!

Helen Philipps said...

Such a gorgeous quilt and cushion, I absolutely love those delicious and fresh colours all together....and your re purposed tea towel is now such a lovely little pouch!
Wishing you a happy weekend!
Helen x

gilly said...

Another beautiful quilt - love that fabric, and what a great idea for a tea towel. Yes, I've got fabric that I have to just keep and admire until just the perfect project for it comes along too!
Have a lovely weekend
Xx

Flying Blind... said...

The quilt is beautiful, and I wholeheartedly approve of tea-towel up-cycling xxx

legato1958 said...

Adore you Gypsy Girl quilt! It is just stunning!
And love your upcycled Cath Kidston pouch! Great idea.
Your choice of fabrics and colors make you one of my favorite quilters!

Susie

Cathy Tomm said...

Great finish. Love the bright and fresh colours

Caroline said...

Beautiful! I love this fabric line, I've got a charm pack. I adore that little pillow that goes with your quilt. :)

Carla said...

Oh, Deborah! I love this quilt...and The bag...and the pillows on the quilt. Sigh!

Heidi Staples said...

Deborah, this is so beautiful! I just love that pouch you made too -- what a great idea!!

vintage grey said...

A gorgeous quilt, and I love the pillows, too! That fabric is so pretty, and I definitely would have a hard time cutting into it! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

Tammy said...

I think Cath Kidston will be calling you to design for their shops. Ha! How fabulous to take a tea towel and turn it into something even sweeter. Those fabrics are gorgeous -- but they will be even better when you turn them into something beautiful! Best wishes, Tammy

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is such a beautiful quilt. Cath Kidson fabrics are so yummy, I love the bag!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well i see Miss Luella has been busy! Some lovely finishes

hilary said...

Awesomw quilt! I like the fabrics and colors you choosed very much!!!Good work!
I knew Cath Kidson fabrics first time for Christmas, when I was in London. What a gorgeous shop!!!

szkornelia said...

So nice to see such nice colors in a cold winter we currently have here. :) Nice quilt.

Blueberry Heart said...

I am in awe of your sewing creations - just GORGEOUS!!!
BH x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Good morning Deborah...Your Gypsy Girl quilt is beautiful!..The colours are delicious and the design is gorgeous and I love your CK pouch too...You have been busy!
I'm off to have a little look at the link now...
Hope you have a fab Sunday,
Susan x

Claire Jain said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully :-) I love it!

John'aLee said...

Those are some bee-u-ti-ful fabrics!!

Amy DeCesare said...

Love, love, love everything you made in this post! The quilt looks great - such a cool pattern. I'm wondering where you found the Cath Kidston tea towel. It made up beautifully into the pouch, and that tag looks fab on the front! I adore those spots!!!

Pokey said...

You have made such a happy quilt, the colors bring on the smiles! Congrats on a beautiful finish ~
:-}pokey

OPQuilt said...

Okay--after Cindy said who you were and who your blog was, I wanted to smack myself upside the head--of course!! I knew I "knew" you, but that's the Road fever working.

I'm so glad I got to meet you and that you were able to come to Road to California. If you come next year, come early so you can go to dinner with all of us (most of us at Lunch)--it would be great!

Okay--now for a comment on that quilt. It's beautiful, and I'm definitely going to check out the machine tutorial on binding. I'm sitting sewing one on tonight (well, until I stopped to read some blogs) and I'm sooo ready to be done with this quilt too.

Anyone, glad to meet you, Deborah!

:) Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Jen said...

Your quilts are fab..and I love your deconstucted Cath Kidston - genious!
Looking forward to seeing more! Jen

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