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I finally quilted & bound a row robin that was made about 11 or 12 yrs ago. I provided the black fabric with polka dots and then asked everyone to make me six 6" Sawtooth Star blocks. Each person was assigned a specific color combination which I drew from the polka dots and each one had to use a different center for their blocks. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I am sure that Sir Sam will get many years of fun out of this quilt Donna.
Wow Donna, fabulous! I'm sure it will be a much used and well loved quilt.
Here is Sir Sam Versus The Dastardly Dragon. Finally finished and delivered. I used applique and fabric painting with a serpentine stitch to quilt it. Sam loves it!
What a beautiful bunch of pineapple blocks! So many different varieties of ways to make them!
Thanks Patricia. We have a lot of Amish around where I live. Trust me, they are just like every other human being on this planet. In fact, our local Wal-Mart has a hitching post for their horse & buggies. They make mistakes just like everyone else so I doubt they have to purposely make a mistake in their quilts. One thing I was really surprised to find out is that they use polyester batting in their quilts in order to get the smaller stitches. One would think it would be a no no to use a product that is not natural. I have found out that some Amish sects are stricter than others. For the most part the women are very shy, but most of the men are friendlier especially the younger ones. I must confess that it really bothers me to see their horses pulling their wagons when it is around zero degrees with lots of snow and ice. You see their little bitty kids all bundled up inside the wagons, but the wagons are still partially open to the elements.
Janet, I am also going to be using the Pineapple Trim Tool, so I appreciate your experience as a lesson to me! I actually thought your block looked good before, but I admit I do like it better now.
The first quilt I ever made on my own -- I had it 3/4 quilted before I noticed a HUGE mistake in a block. It then sat in a heap in the corner for a couple of years while I agonized over whether to pick it all out and fix it. I just didn't have the heart. Eventually I just decided to accept my imperfection in a big way and finish it up. haha
I've heard that the Amish always leave a mistake intentionally, to illustrate that no one but God is perfect. So I call it my Amish quilt. ;-) Although my son did point out to me that, if you've left the mistake in intentionally, it really isn't a mistake -- it's a design choice --
I ended up taking a few minutes to fix the mistake on my pineapple block & like it much better now. Isn't it funny how you can know that something is not quite right, but not be able to put your finger on it? I was probably interrupted at that point and I did find with this ruler you do need to pay careful attention.
All of your pineapple blocks are beautiful....may have to try that someday (LOL) After I finish about a million other things!
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