Five Fat Quarter Fun - Star Spangled Pineapples

Thursday, June 1, 2017

If nothing else, I'm making these Five Fat Quarter Fun projects!  I feel bad that not much else is happening around here but I AM having so much fun working with Amanda on these projects!  And a quilt a month?  That's not too bad, right?

So Amanda lives in California and I live in Utah.  We're in constant contact because of these monthly patterns we're publishing for you.  We're taking turns designing them each month and when I found out what Amanda's plan was for June I was so excited!  I hadn't jumped on the Pineapple Quilt bandwagon yet but when I saw her red, white and blue version (with pinwheels!) I knew she knocked it out of the park!  And I knew I just had to make it!

My quilt only has red and blue pinwheels (no white ones).  I guess since mine has a lighter background I thought it would look better with darker pinwheels.  Also, the placement of my red stripes are random and Amanda's are all the same.  So do whatever floats your boat.  I love scrappy so that's what I did!

Cathy Barney in Alpine, Utah quilted my quilt using a pattern called Diagonal Plaid.  I haven't used that design before but Amanda and I both thought it was perfect for a pineapple quilt.

Most of the fat quarters I used were from my stash.  The red striped binding (MODA) was from my stash too!  These projects are a great way to use up fabric from your stash!  I also love the idea that if you're walking through a fabric store, feeling over-whelmed and wanting to buy stuff but don't know how can just buy 5 coordinating fat quarters and you're set!!!

Be sure to stop by Amanda's blog HERE for more photos and the free pattern.
This is such a fun quilt to make.  Perfect for summer!

Sooo.  Are you going to make this or any of our other Five Fat Quarter Fun projects?  If so, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble and use the hashtags #fivefatquarterfun and #starspangledpineapplequilt.  We don't want to miss any of your beautiful creations!

Happy quilting!
~ Amber