Pineapple Sunset . . . . . . .
I typically don't open a blog post with a series of pictures but in this case, I personally feel a picture is worth more words than what I could string together to do this design any justice; "Pineapple Sunset"!
The only credit I can take for this design is designing the fabric, Gem Stones, for Riley Blake Designs.
The rest of the credit for this gorgeous "Pineapple Sunset" goes to this incredibly talented woman, Diane Merritt of Story of a Quilt (@storyofaquiltdesigns):
Diane was email introduced to me by a mutual quilting friend during a time I was desperately looking for and needing some help sewing quilts for Market. Diane sewed her heart out and got me over the Market deadline finish line with speed and grace; a true lifesaver!
After the craziness of all things Market settled down and I was slowly getting back into my routine, Diane reached out to me and said "hey, I'm really liking your Gem Stone fabrics, may I "play" with them? Absolutely!!!
We email chatted a bit when I asked her if she had ever made a Pineapple Quilt using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool and her email response was filled with numerous pineapple quilts she had made in the past but never using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool but she was definitely interested and wanted to give a try!
Diane literally Hit.It.Out.Of.The.Park!!
She let the (30) prints in the Gem Stones collection do all the work by playing with the gradation of color that runs from selvage to selvage within each print.
Click on the link here to see how some prints are more "tonal" in color while others are more "multi-colored" in nature all contributing to this beautiful masterpiece!
The supply list for "Pineapple Sunset" is pretty straight forward:
Pineapple Sunset: 70" x 70" Block Size: 10" x 10" (finished)
Riley Blake Confetti Cotton Riley Black: 2 yards
Binding: 5/8 yard
Backing: 4-1/2 yards
Diane simply followed the construction directions for a 10" block included in the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool and went to town. Hence, there is no actual pattern for this design.
For those of you interested in creating your own Pineapple Sunset, we have a kit here for you!
I'll be sharing those designs in the immediate future but for now, I want to leave you with one more Pineapple Sunset!