Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Certifiably Crazy

Love those Crazy Buggy Barn quilt books.
Certifiably Crazy...A Little Bit Crazy...Crazy Among Friends...(to name a few)
Did you know that BB has a Crazy Department?

Last night at Quilted Works I taught Pineapple Tidbits
from the book Certifiably Crazy

The book recommends using a mixture of light and dark greens and golds.
I threw in a few oranges too.

One of the most important tips is to use high contrasts between lights and darks.
A fat quarter friendly pattern.
I love working with the Buggy Barn technique. Cut out the fabrics in stacks, shuffle sections, and then sew everything back together again.

Voile! A Pineapple top.

Once the students learned how to make one pineapple, they were prepared to go home and finish up the rest.

Great job ladies!

23 comments:

SoozeM said...

I love those pineapples, too cute!!

Stephanie said...

Definitely crazy. Great pineapples. I did a crazy Buggy Barn pattern once and I kept wanting to straighten it. :o)

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

Oh you are making me want to make that pattern!! Love it. If that is your quilt hanging up for the shop sample....great job! I love the colors.

Needled Mom said...

Great pineapples!! I love the colors too.

karenfae said...

love those pineapples!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Carol said...

That is such a fun one to do! I love BB Crazies!

Jana said...

You know I love those BB books too! Cute pinapples! I bet it was a fun class.

Shannon said...

Very cute. I haven't really done alot of BB. They aren't my favorite. I know that sounds silly dosen't it.

Wonky Girl said...

That is one class I would love to have taken. Fun blocks and in my colors. Adding orange helped spice it up.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is really a cute quilt. Love your style. You're a great teacher.

Barbara said...

I have made several of those Buggy Barn quilts. They are so easy and so fun and a great way to use up some fat quarters.

Kris said...

Nedra - What a darling quilt!!! And I too love Buggy Barn patterns!!! Looks like a fun time for all!!!

Jackie said...

I love this one!! So versatile. I can see this in a number of different fabrics.

Material Mary said...

Love doing Buggy Barn and I have this pattern and it has grown on me over the past couple years and I think I would enjoy making it. Thanks for demonstrating the block.
Mary

Sherrill said...

How cute is that!! GREAT! Another project I must start..thanks a lot, Nedra! LOL

Lurline said...

Great quilt and I'm a bit taken with the book, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kim D. said...

Those are adorable pineapple blocks. Love the orange that you added also.

Truffle queen said...

I want to makie those pineapples! Guess I need to go buy the book! Thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

Cute pineapples...we all need to do a bit of crazy stuff..fun quilt..
Julia ♥

Carrie said...

You come up with the cutest projects for your classes!! I love the orange fabrics in the quilt. I have this book...now you've got me thinking I might have to try it.

amy smart said...

Love that pineapple quilt!

Micki said...

The pineapple quilt is just lovely!
Micki

Cathie in UT said...

I have several of the books and am always thinking about doing one of the projects but it just gets shoved to the bottom of the stack.
I new goal for 2011...
Bye the way a great tip on the darks and lights with the BB patterns!