I'm still working on hand appliquéing my dresden blocks to my red background. I've added the top and bottom outer border since you've seen it last, two side borders left to add.
One of my 2014 goals is to finish my pineapple quilt, this red and white pineapple quilt. I've decided to make 10 blocks once a month, in-between projects. That's what I'm working on now. My goal is 100 blocks, I'm not even halfway there, but 10 blocks a month gets me a finished quilt this year, hopefully before fall!
This is an easy project to start and stop on, all my strips are cut and in project boxes, and I'm paper piecing the blocks, so it's easy to pick up where I left off.
I have made a sample border block.
Instead of having the blocks go out into infinity and beyond, I thought I might like a border, a pieced border, a pieced pineapple border.
So I can go with the block on the left, which is the same block for all of the quilt, or the block on the right, which keeps the pineapple look but gives the quilt a stopping point. I'm leaning towards the block on the right for my outer border. I would also need to make 4 special blocks for each corner.
When I blogged about making a year round Toulouse I got several comments about obtaining the pattern. The pattern is available in the Miss Rosie Online Store. You can order a paper pattern or an instant download PDF pattern. I see me making this quilt sooner as opposed to later, like maybe March. Keep it in mind as you work on your current projects and upcoming project list, maybe we can sew along together!
Click here for pdf pattern link.
Thanks also for your emails and concerns regarding the goings on at my house. Yes, I'm blogging less but am fine, we're all fine. Several of my blogging buddies have quit blogging altogether, right now I intend to continue to blog, but probably not every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as in the past. But all is good here!