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Monday, January 24, 2011

A Winter Wall Hanging

I finally (finally, finally, FINALLY!) have gotten a start on the winter wall hanging for my daughter's office.

She looked through some of my pattern books and came up with this Pineapple Block pattern that she liked a lot. This is a (poor) photo of the quilt from a page in the book. Not very good, but I think it'll give you an idea of the basic pattern. I'll have to do some re-figuring to make it the right shape to fit on her door, but that shouldn't be too difficult.

The pattern is in this book by Darlene Zimmerman.

I searched through my stash of blue fabrics and came up with these to use. I also pulled out an assortment of whites and off-whites that combined with the blues should give a feel of snow and the chill of winter.

So far I've got a running start on the first nine blocks of the pattern. They're going together rather quickly and I'm eager to start on the other block that makes up the pattern.

It's great to be back at the sewing machine again and seeing a quilting project taking shape.


Erin said...

Nice! I like how the "circular" shape stands out in that first photo, that's what I noticed first. Love the blocks you have pieced, very happy wintry colors!

beth said...

What a great little quilt this is going to be!!

Claire said...

Love it! Those blues and whites are GORGEOUS!!!

The Apple Pie Gal said...

I love it! Love the colors, love the pattern!

How many more to go???

Glad to see you got some therapy in!

Susan said...

That is going to be a beautiful little quilt/hanging! Interesting that blue reminds us of winter. Like the blue of my fingertips - or the blue at the end of my nose.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Erin - I may have too much contrast between my blues and whites to get the "circle" in my wall hanging. Will have to wait and see.

Beth - Thanks, Beth. You're always so encouraging!

Claire - If CM doesn't like it, I'll send it to you!

APG - There are a total of 13 blocks in the pattern but don't know for sure what I'll end up with depending on the modifications I make.

Susan - You've got to do a better job of covering those fingers and your nose!!