I really like the top, and thankfully, DD#1 liked the photo I sent her of it. She chose the colors and placement, and she gets the quilt when I get to quilting it. Her birthday is in May, so that's what I'll shoot for.
It's funny, when I got caught up on the clues, I dug out my Pineapple Blossom project box to work on some of those blocks. I cut out enough pieces for three Pineapple Blossom quilts two years ago, and so far I only have a few blocks to show for it. I started working on those blocks, and am making some progress on the first of those quilts. I am sewing the logs on with my Singer 201, and I'm using a traditional pineapple quilt as my leaders and enders on that machine.
To sew the diagonal corners, I am using my Singer 99, and I'm using string blocks as my leaders/enders on that machine.
Here is the first block of my traditional pineapple quilt. It's all cool colored batiks with scrappy blacks. DD#2 will be getting this quilt when it's finished.
I will piece as I have time and inclination to, but my great-niece is due in February, and I'm hoping to get her quilt pin-basted and start the quilting on it this week. Of course, I have to make a T-shirt dress for Miss S this week too. I bought the twins matching Scooby Doo t-shirts for the birthday party, but Miss S always wants a dress, so I'm making her shirt into a dress with some Scooby Doo fabric I already had. Their birthday is the 12th, but the party is on the 11th, and I have several things to do before that. Lots of little ones in my life, and lots to do!
To see how everyone else is doing on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt, click here.