Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To sash or not to sash revisited

Good morning!  Today I am updating my progress on my scrap buster quilt that I featured in "To sash or not to sash".

I really like the sashing!  What do you think?  

The next step is to add the borders.  I would really like this to be a bed size quilt.  The quilt pattern is featured in Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville's Quips and Snips, under the free patterns tab.  The pattern is called, "Pineapple Blossom".

Bonnie Hunter chose a thin white border in her first example.  The white fabric really accentuates the white triangles and center squares of each block.  The second example features a thin black border.  The black border showcases all the different color fabrics in the quilt.  Hmmm.... Two very different options.  Which should I choose?

Another bonus to this pattern is this little HST (half square triangle) block.  The block was made from trimming the corners of the block after each addition of another small white square.  The trimming of the corner results in the white diagonal triangles in the blocks.  This gives the block it's "pineapple" feel, like the crosshatch markings on an actual pineapple.  I simply sewed the remaining white triangle to the trimmed color strips, as suggested in Bonnie's instructions.  

These bonus blocks will make a great additional border!  I love Bonnie Hunter's method of using up all the scraps.  I will post new pictures when I decide which borders to add.

In the mean time, I hope you have a crafty adventure today!


Please leave me a comment below.  I would love to hear your opinions.  Also, please share this blog with your friends.  : )


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    1. Hmmm.... I never thought about blue. I wanted to add a large purple border after the HSTs, but I might have to re-think that. Thanks for your suggestion!