After seeing Gyleen Fitzgerald on The Quilt Show recently, I bought her book and tool. She advocates making her pineapple blocks to turn “Trash to Treasure.” So, one Sunday morning I went through my gigantic garbage bag of scraps and pulled out all the yellows, golds, purples, violets, etc. then cut them into 1.5 inch strips. I added about six fat quarters in those colors as well. I even used three different purple prints for the 2.5 inch (cut) centers to add variety. I have been sewing these up into blocks ever since. It is amazing fun and now I have 32 blocks sewn already. Although, Gyleen’s patterns in her book are very simple layouts with just a couple of plain borders, I am considering this design I made up in EQ7.
I will need 100 blocks, with some of the blocks having either 2 or 1 purple “corners” to achieve the EQ7 pattern with the sort of internal border of purple diamonds. I am looking forward to doing some actual shopping for the external border fabric in some nice, new purple and gold print. I will keep you posted on my progress.
This looks like a fun project! I’ll have to go check out the book myself. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for recommending the book. It sounds good! Your purple and gold blocks look very attractive. Your quilt will be lovely. 🙂
The purple and gold looks like royalty. 😀 I’m impressed at what one can do with EQ7. I bought EQ6 but don’t know how to use it and have been looking for the book EQ6 Simplified so I too can design beautiful treasures like this.