Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pine Burr Quilt Fini!

I started this quilt nearly two years ago, and finished it today!



The Pine Burr blocks were inspired by an old quilt and a box of gifted polyester squares.

Click here to see the beginnings and a tutorial on how to make the blocks.




I finished the top, but couldn't figure out how to construct it into a quilt.

The blocks are thick and heavy.  The old quilt's blocks were sewn together with bulky seams.
I didn't want to do that, so I was stuck.



Then Karen made her own Pine Burr quilt and offered a pattern for it.
She figured out a brilliant way to construct it with batting and backing,
and no extra bulk in the seams!

I highly recommend the pattern.  You can download it instantly, 
and the instructions are easy to follow.  



She sewed her blocks together by hand.  I sewed mine by machine.  



I also added some Baptist Fans in #8 perle cotton to the borders.  

Now all I have to figure out is where to hang it!

Our blog friend in France, Katell, has written a beautiful post on slavery in the U.S.
and African-American quilts, including the Pine Burr.  Click here to read it.






29 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Absolutely stunning in every way!!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Its incredible! I love it, and the border fabric just brings it all together! WOW!

Julie Fukuda said...

What an attractive setting for those blocks. Congratulations on the finish. I can imagine how heavy it might be. I made a cathedral window as my first real quilt using vintage scraps. There was no batting but because of the folded blocks, it is quite heavy.

Quilteuse Forever said...

I was expecting how you would end it up, so now I know... and I will buy Karen's pattern on the spot! Very often, when I see her patterns, I say to myself : I don't need it to make it, but still I always find good tips in them!
Your finished quilt is stunning LeeAnn, it is a link between tradition and modernity!
Bravo mon amie !

antique quilter said...

OMG it is just beautiful, wow!!!!
I hope you hung it someplace you will see it everyday
it is just stunning.
Kathie

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It turned out great. I bet it weighs a ton!

Karen said...

I have seen pictures of Pine Burr quilts but never a modern day one. So colorful and well done. I also think it must weight a lot.

Bev said...

It's GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing it with us! XO

Kim said...

You can hang it at my house :0)...you know I just want to help you out!
Lovely quilt, I have purchased Karen's book and several of her clever patterns....how does she come up with her great ideas and tips? I highly recommend any of her patterns too.

Nicely done, I love the touch of gingham in the corner stones too.

Happy Sewing

Sujata Shah said...

Oh so beautiful! I would make a sleeve at the bottom and insert a flat wood trim or dowel to keep it flat if the thickness varies throughout the quilt. Just a thought!

Helen said...

Prettiest Pine Burr I ever saw! The floral border really holds them all together...and those gingham corner stones are just the cutest!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats on the FINI . . . what a fabulous piece of work!

audrey said...

Your Pine Burr is very inspiring! Love that rich blue in the center and all the gorgeous pops of color. Wonderful work as usual.:)

Tonya Ricucci said...

fun! I think it would be great over the back of a sofa - would really be able to see that cool 3D effect.

Barb said...

your pine burr turned out great. I love the joyful selection of fabrics. I wish I could touch it - it looks so cool.
off to follow your link

Nat Palaskas said...

It's a nice to feeling to finished a quilt. It's lovely LeeAnn. Love the border fabric too - hugs Nat

Karen said...

Stunning!! Be sure to show us where you hang it. Congrats on a great quilt.

O'Quilts said...

Well...this is certainly more wonderful than wonderful...Amazing job!!

Angie said...

Wow, this Pine Burr is absolutely amazing!! I have to check out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing the links. Your Flowering Snowball is just gorgeous. :)

Margaret said...

My oh my, LeeAnn ... everything you create is
wonderful ... what a gift!!!

Pattilou said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful quilt. Congrats on the Finish.

patricia belyea said...

Exceptional, LeeAnn. The quilt really sings with texture and color.

Mcm said...

Congrats on finishing this quilt. So delighted that I had the opportunity to actually view your blocks and to see it finished, WOW! Another stunning quilt LeeAnn, you truly inspire me.

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wow, just Wow. It is beautiful.

the girlfriend gap said...

Some where .... some how.... I have acquired one of these blocks in a bag of scraps..... now I am going to go find it and take a closer look . I was going to dismantle the block because I never thought I would make another one.....now rethinking things here :) Your quilt is amazing! Yea for you! Janita

Marit said...

Congratulations on an amazing quilt! The blocks looks like firework, so full of energy, just beautiful!
; )

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Whah! This is really something!! Beautiful!!!!!

fiberchick said...

Am running out of superlatives for your quilts. What a magnificent finish!!!

Annemieke said...

Your Pine burr turned out great!! I will check the pattern and see how she did it. Thanks for the tip.
And read the article too.
I think I read all the posts which I missed because of my holiday, written by you now ;)
Groetjes
Annemieke