Thursday, June 1, 2017

Five Fat Quarter Fun - Star Spangled Pineapples

If nothing else, I'm making these Five Fat Quarter Fun projects!  I feel bad that not much else is happening around here but I AM having so much fun working with Amanda on these projects!  And a quilt a month?  That's not too bad, right?


So Amanda lives in California and I live in Utah.  We're in constant contact because of these monthly patterns we're publishing for you.  We're taking turns designing them each month and when I found out what Amanda's plan was for June I was so excited!  I hadn't jumped on the Pineapple Quilt bandwagon yet but when I saw her red, white and blue version (with pinwheels!) I knew she knocked it out of the park!  And I knew I just had to make it!


My quilt only has red and blue pinwheels (no white ones).  I guess since mine has a lighter background I thought it would look better with darker pinwheels.  Also, the placement of my red stripes are random and Amanda's are all the same.  So do whatever floats your boat.  I love scrappy so that's what I did!


Cathy Barney in Alpine, Utah quilted my quilt using a pattern called Diagonal Plaid.  I haven't used that design before but Amanda and I both thought it was perfect for a pineapple quilt.


Most of the fat quarters I used were from my stash.  The red striped binding (MODA) was from my stash too!  These projects are a great way to use up fabric from your stash!  I also love the idea that if you're walking through a fabric store, feeling over-whelmed and wanting to buy stuff but don't know how much...you can just buy 5 coordinating fat quarters and you're set!!!







Be sure to stop by Amanda's blog HERE for more photos and the free pattern.
This is such a fun quilt to make.  Perfect for summer!


Sooo.  Are you going to make this or any of our other Five Fat Quarter Fun projects?  If so, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble and use the hashtags #fivefatquarterfun and #starspangledpineapplequilt.  We don't want to miss any of your beautiful creations!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber

14 comments:

Carol Stearns said...

Really cute! Thank you!

Needled Mom said...

They are both fabulous. I really like the pinwheels in there.

Joanne said...

I LOVE this! Thank you!

Lisa S. said...

What an adorable quilt! I have already printed out the pattern and can't wait to find time to start working on it.

Brooke Logsdon said...

Add this to the mile long list of quilts I feel like I HAVE to make RIGHT NOW!! This is gorgeous!!

Pattypiecer said...

This is so adorable. Thank you so much for the pattern it is going on my to do list.

piecefulwendy said...

This is really cute! I want to make this one.

Nancy in IN said...

Love the pattern. Hope to get started soon. Question: HST are trimmed to 2.t for pineapple stems, but what size for pinwheels, 2 inches?
Thank you. I didn't read your tutorial for HST, but you must add 3/8 inch for finished size, right? I add more and trim, so I have the right size.
Thanks

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

This is such a great quilt! I want to make one, only a bit bigger, using my Bonnie and Camille stash. I need a project, so this is it!!

Amber Johnson said...

Hi Nancy! Glad you like the pattern. On the bottom of the General Half Square Triangle Construction (page 2) it says to trim the stem HST's to 2-1/2" and the pinwheel HST's to 2". You don't have to add more than what the pattern calls for because it already gives you a tiny bit extra for squaring up. But it's very minimal so if you want more wiggle room then you could. I was able to square all of mine up based on Amanda's measurements.

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber

Rae Reid said...

I love this quilt! What fabric did you use for your background?

Amber Johnson said...

I believe it is Essex Linen in Chambray by Robert Kauffman. I really enjoyed the texture and it was nice to work with it.

Susan from Kentucky said...

That is a very cute quilt and so totally different! Great idea!!

Cecelia said...

Where is the pattern? I just LOVE it!!!!