Friday, May 15, 2015

Burlap Brights Blog Hop: Day 5

Welcome to the fifth day of our Burlap Brights Block Hop! We hope you'll enjoy the eleven block tutorials our designing friends will be sharing here this week and next. Be sure to stop by each day to see a new block and have a chance to win some Burlap Brights for yourself!

Today Kristen from KD Quilts is here, sharing her block. Check out her tutorial and then head over to her blog to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the six Burlap Brights prints featured in our hop.

Hi! My name is Kristen.  I've been blogging at KD Quilts for the past four years and using it as a way to share and record my finished quilts with the occasional tutorial, and pattern! I was given a bundle of Benartex's new solids: Burlap Brights. They have a printed texture to resemble burlap, but are still super bright. When I was working with them, I kept thinking how awesome the green and blue would be as grass and water or sky in an art quilt. I don't make art quilts, but now I kinda want to! The bundle that I received was very rainbow with all the Roygbiv present. So I really wanted to do something rainbow, without being too rainbow.

Then the thought of a pineapple block hit me, and I knew that's what I needed to create with this bundle!

To make your own Burlap Brights Pineapple Rainbow

1 FQ bundle of Burlap Brights (you will have lots left over. Always a bonus!)
white scraps
the pineapple foundation paper piecing pattern
This isn't a full paper piecing tutorial, but more of a paper piecing crash course or refresher.

Download the foundation paper piecing pattern here.

Tape together the pattern. I tape where I won't see over it, and then cut off the extra paper so it doesn't get in the way.

Flip your paper over and lay piece one over piece two, fabric right sides together.

Holding these papers in place, flip back over and sew down the printed line between one and two.

Keep repeating this flip to the back of the paper, align fabrics right sides together, flip over and sew down the line.
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Make sure your fabrics cross over the line at least 1/4 inch. I let my fabric be way too big and then once I get I bunch sewn down, I start trimming down 1/4 inch from the seam.
When you're all finished, you get the fun task of ripping out all the papers! Finished block is 12 inches square.

Thanks Kristen! Head over to KD Quilts to enter to win a fat quarter bundle of the six Burlap Brights she used to make her block

Make sure you check out each day's tutorial!
Day 1: Chris from made by ChrissieD

Day 2: Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski
Day 3: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Day 4: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts

Day 6: Benartex design team
Day 7: Stephanie from Stitched Together Studios
Day 8: Julie from The Crafty Quilter
Day 9: Cynthia from Quilting is more fun than Housework
Day 10: Jessica from Quilty Habit 

To see the entire schedule, click here.
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  1. Great tutorial on a beautiful block! Thank you.

  2. Very nice. I have a friend that would be drooling.

  3. Lovely block! Love the colors of the fabrics.

  4. The Pineapple block works quite nicely with the Burlap Brights, especially with the selected color sequence. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful block.Love paper piercing patterns.

  6. Lovely block-great use of those fabrics!

  7. Pretty block...lovely bright colors.....

  8. Love the block. Thank you for the tutorial.

  9. Hi Kristen. I love ROYGBIV and your pineapple block is a great representation. I'm very new to paper piecing and w/your tutorial I'm sure I could attempt the Pineapple Rainbow and accomplish one or two:) Thank you so much for sharing.