Monday, November 5, 2012

Pine Burr Quilt!


"Flower Power"  48 x 48"


This quilt is rockin' the 70's, with polyester "burrs," denim sashing, and an old home dec print for the border.  
Reminds me of my hippie girl days.  






Many of you asked how much these blocks weigh.  So I put one on a postal scale.  Looks like about 5 ounces each.  I'm sure it would be more if the "burrs" were made of cotton.






You also asked how on earth I was going to put these blocks together.  Here's a photo of how the original one was done.  (See last post.)   I tried this, but it made the points stick out around the edges.






Here's another close-up of the original.  I can't imagine getting all that fabric through my machine!  






 Looks like she stitched around and around, to keep the points from curling too much.  
Since mine's a wall hanging, I don't think I'll need to do that.  


I will put a back on it, maybe some light batting, and stitch in the ditch around each block for stability.  
Yes, the quilt is heavy!  These quilts would definitely keep you warm!




38 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful!! So vibrant!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow! I love this quilt! You are amazing. I'm going to have to make one of these. Thanks for all the details.

Selvage Quilter said...

The fabric you used for the outer border is absolutely perfect. And I love the red and white gingham too. Oh, this quilt is awesome!

Brenda said...

fun on so many levels!

IzzyR said...

OMG !!! That quilt is stunningly beautiful !!! It has amazing colors , the combo is awesome and it is different . You get first prize in my quilt contest !!! LOL I dont have one but it still wins !!!

Sharon said...

This is FABULOUS! I love the red check and the border print, terrific job. Funny, I was looking at the pic wondering who much this puppy weighted and the next pic was the scale! Perfect!

beth said...

Another amazing quilt! As usual!! ;)

Kim said...

All of the above comments plus
Wow you really know how to use color :0). This is one terrific looking fun quilt!
Are you running out of walls yet?

Happy Sewing

smazoochie said...

Flower Power LIVES! So much fun!!!

fiberchick said...

You are a wonder!!!

meli B said...

I've loved this crazy quilt from the beginning. The sashing was a good idea. It is totally brilliant.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

This quilt is completely FUN!!

Judy

Kathy said...

That is so cool! It makes me smile.

Sharon said...

Well, you've done it again! Another totally cool, awesome quilt! I think perhaps you are a little nuts, but you make incredible quilts! hahaha!

I love this quilt! Great colors and so fun. The little gingham setting squares are fun, and so is that great border print. Yeah, it does look a little "hippie"...and that makes it more fun! Thanks for sharing all the details too.

Nancy said...

Outstanding!

Jackie said...

Just a perfect setting for your pine burr blocks. The choice of fabrics is perfection!!

homeschooled said...

Such a wonderful quilt. I really really like it.
I was sitting at my machine sewing away last week and what did I see when I glanced up ( or came up for air)?
A small piece done in that method from my beginner days!

Sujata Shah said...

It is gorgeous! I can say that a million times and still wouldn't be enough. Love it!

Tonya Ricucci said...

truly fabulous!!!!!!!!

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous--so happy! Love the floral border--just suits it perfectly~

Rachaeldaisy said...

LeeAnn, I'm speechless. This quilt is beyond words, just incredible!

Quilteuse Forever said...

Fabulous quilt! Each time I see a new quilt from you I realize what creativity really means...
Bravo LeeAnn! Every decision you made is the good one!

Barb said...

amazing quilt! How wonderful and how fast!
Loved the scale photo - this would have kept me warm!

Mary Keasler said...

Fantastic job. That is one sweet pine burr quilt. I love your fabric choice for the borders. You knocked that one out of the park.

Kate said...

Totally mad, fun, wacky and NIFTY! Love it. It has the smile factor.

Marit said...

Love the dark frame and sashing - it's a BEAUTY
; )
Love it!!

Teresa said...

That is FUN AS HELL!!! Oh my God, I love this! (Thanks for the tute on the previous post...) I'm from Alabama, so, by definition, I have to make one of these! You are so clever!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Mcm said...

Simply stunning.

Tonya Alexander said...

Absolutely love it! I am such a fan. Keep inspiring! Thank you!

Kristy Bach said...

I am so inspired by this quilt! I love the color combo, what a show stopper!! I've got to give this one a try soon... maybe a pillow!

Sharon said...

!insane! I love it

be*mused jan said...

You keep pulling these rabbits out of hats, LeeAnn!! Fun, fun, fun! OMG, the border is just perfect, too.

Teodo said...

BELLISSIMO . ciao Linda

Alexis said...

Incredible- I gasped! Love this eye candy.

roccagal said...

just a glorious color riot!
i luv it!!!

Victoria said...

All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Dazzling! The border print is a stroke of genius-bravo!
best, nadia

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I would love to know how to make these into a quilt. I have made these into pot holders and love the pattern..Please email me>
Stephanie