Pineapples and Crowns–Blogger’s Quilt Festival

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Pineapples and Crowns made it into the Viewer’s Choice section of the Festival.
Please remember to vote for your favorite this week!
Pineapples and Crowns_lounging around
Pineapples and Crowns, 61″ square
Pineapples and Crowns_front
I am entering in Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival, and I apologize for my regular readers who have already seen this quilt.  But she requests a blog post written the week of the festival, so as some one who is totally rule-bound (*cough, cough*) I am writing a new post.  The original post is *here.*
Pineapples and Crowns_front iphone
The inner pineapple blocks were made for me by two sets of bees, but the outer border, of the pineapple crowns is all hand-appliqued.  I went back and forth between all the categories, looking for the “mixed technique” category, but finally entered it in the appliqué category, if you want to help this quilt become a winner–that’s where to go (*shameless plug*).
Pineapples and Crowns_detail1
It could have gone in “scrappy”  or “large” for just like our children, we can categorize our quilts as one thing or another, depending on if they’ve kept us up all night, sick and crying, or if we see them decked out in their Sunday best, playing the timpani drums at the end-of-school concert, like my eldest granddaughter just did. (Way to go, Keagan!)
Pineapples and Crowns_detail2
But, as always, the best thing to call quilts is done, ready for display or enjoyment or to take to a botanic garden and take pictures of them, which I did recently.  I love the mix of scrappy white-background fabrics and the rainbow of brights.  I placed warm bright petals in the outermost border, and cool petals in the inner border.  It’s not really noticeable overall, but I needed to organize these blossoms somehow, and I chose to do it with color.
Gazebo with two quilts
I hope you’ll take a few minutes and head back to Amy’s Blogger’s Festival to see all the other terrific quilts that are showing up there, and to vote for your favorite in each category.  The voting begins May 22nd, and you can also vote for Viewer’s Choice as well.  Enjoy the online quilt festival!

21 thoughts on “Pineapples and Crowns–Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. Beautiful! This one (and your lollipop) are probably my all time favorite quilts from the house of Elizabeth. I hadn’t noticed the warm cool color arrangement in the border, but now that I see it I think it really adds to the overall design quite nicely. Perfect. Perfect.

  2. Just got my quiltmania mag and your lollipop trees quilt is on page 28. I am so excited for you. Did you win a prize?

  3. OMG, I never even made ONE pineapple block and you made an entire quilt (even with the help of bee-mates but still!) AND handappliquéd the flowers. They work very well together those different blocks! Such a lovely quilt and surely rather of the best sunday suit kind :o)

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