I do not always give my quilts names but this one is an exception.
It's name is
It did not earn it's name because of any bumps or scrapes that occured during the quilting process. It earned its name because of the colors... Black and Blue.
I know that is lame but I am easily amused.
I made this quilt 14-18 years ago. I was the buyer for a local quilt store. I felt personally responsible for when a fabric was not selling. This was the case for the striped border and the toile backing. I bought enough fabric for a backing and decided to give the fabric a home plus ensure my job security. I knew the stripe would make a perfect border. I started diving into my stash and cutting strips from all
my black, blue and white fabrics.
Can you imagine this was PRE- Jelly Roll days? You might as well call it Pre-historic.
Once I had a big pile of strips I knew exactly what I was going to make.
As you will see with many of my quilts, I don't make them for any certain room or to match that perfect bed emsemble. I make them becasue I enjoy the process and like playing with color.
The log Cabin block is one of my all time favorite blocks and the pineapple block certainly falls in my top ten. I used the Pineapple Ruler by Possibilities which makes the process so much better.
Shazam, I mitered the striped border to meet so nicely in all the corners until I got to corner 4. Corner 4 is shown in the first picture. My motto, if it doesn't match.... piece another block and throw it in the corner.
It is amazing how many of the fabrics look brand new and just a few have faded over time.
I love my large plaid binding cut on the bias. This was over 15 years ago. I was such a rebel or a trendsetter, not quite sure which one. No comments please!
Now I am to the picture with the backing fabric that
would not sell.
Talk about trendsetters.
This fabric was way before it's time.
We couldn't give it away then.
The funny story is that I hung this quilt up in the store to teach a pineapple class and guess
what fabric every one wanted.
We couldn't get any more.
I guess that is one of those things that never changes.
Thanks for listening to me carry on about quilt # 2 in my Quilt Roll.
Labels: Quilt Roll