Season 12 of Project QUILTING started last Sunday and finished quilts are due tomorrow, January 10th at noon. My friend Trish comes up with the challenges so I have minimal advantage on the challenges (I know a little bit earlier because I have to set up the blog posts). I love how each challenge really pushes me to make and finish something. I don’t know about you but in the extra time these last months I’ve had a mixture of ambition to get things done and the need to perfect the nap. The strange holidays definitely left me needing a good kick in the butt which Project QUILTING always gives me.
The challenge this week was Illuminating + Ultimate Gray. We were to be inspired by the Pantone colors of 2021 – yellow and gray. I pondered for quite awhile what to do and finally decided to make a super mini pineapple quilt with tons of pieces.
my original paper pieced pineapple block from the Mini Series Sew Along
At the beginning of the pandemic I participated in the Mini Series Sew Along with Giucy Giuce and Alison Glass. I decided I wanted to do one of those blocks again but by choosing where to put the yellows create a whole different look.
I colored the pattern so I could keep my layout straight and used this as I worked to keep me organized.
The only thing I’m not in love with about paper piecing is pealing off the papers! When they’re bigger pieces it’s not too bad but these tiny pieces get a bit tedious!
I decided to quilt this piece with 50wt Aurifil Thread by connecting the yellow points. I went around the swirl twice so it ended up creating a star design. I wanted something that looked good but didn’t take away from the tiny fabric pieces in the quilt.
Yellow Brick Road
by Kim Lapacek
Final Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Created for the Project QUILTING Illuminating + Ultimate Gray Challenge