Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Petite Pineapples, the August edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
August’s featured color is blue-green, the hottest color of 2010. Petite Pineapples combines tradition with trend, juxtaposing 19th century-style hand applique with trendy blue-greens of 2010. This sweet runner uses a clean color palette of teal, aqua, brown, and cream, and bids a fond farewell to summer. Not a hand-applique fan? Happy for you, this project is machine-applique friendly.
Petite Pineapples also shows you how easy it is to get a completely different look by changing just one color. This runner uses exactly the same fabrics as July’s Christmas Cabin, only I’ve exchanged teal for red. By making one small change, I completely transformed this color scheme, and you can too. I show you how.
The dogtooth border is a classic hand-applique treatment, and I show you an easy way to cut and applique it, getting perfectly sharp points without any worries. Subscribers to the pattern series get exclusive access to a video on how make this border, so you can follow along with me. The freemotion wavy echo quilting design is simple to execute but impressive in the final runner, and I outline exactly how to do it.
Petite Pineapples Pattern Update: $5.95 (delivered early and automatically to pattern series subscribers – keep reading!) Add to Cart
If you can’t get to the quilt shop to select your own fabrics, no worries. I’m offering a Petite Pineapples kit as well. It’s best to choose your own fabrics for your color palettes, but we all have those times when life gets too busy and we just can’t get to it. I’d rather you be able to do the lesson with a kit than not at all.
Petite Pineapples Kit: $21.95 Add to Cart
Learn by Doing
In addition to learning how to applique the Petite Pineapples block and coordinate a fresh color palette, you’ll also discover how to:
- cut and place applique motifs improvisationally, 19th century-style
- make the applique process effortless with my Applique Checklist
- make an impressive dogtooth border with my step-by-step instructions and video
- quilt a freemotion wavy echo design for stunning results
So not only do you get a sophisticated and new original design, you update your skills as well.
Learn New Techniques
Improvisational cutting and placement are new to many quilters who rely on 21-century techniques that focus on precision, precision, precision. This approach allows you the freedom and flexibility to give each block it’s own unique charm and eccentricities.
If you’ve only relied on freezer paper or fabric glue, let me introduce you to the world of needle turn applique by eye. It’s a wonderfully relaxing technique that gives each applique motif an exceptional look while harmonizing with the project as a whole.
If you’ve been intimidated by dogtooth borders in the past, or always wanted to try one, this is your chance. I give you a no-fail technique that details the process, step-by-step.
To order the Color Mastery Table Runners enhanced e-pattern. click here: I Want to Master Color