Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Pineapple Setting for Log Cabin
What fun! The setting almost looks like a giant Pineapple Block. This started when I was ... uh hem ... cleaning out one of my fabric areas and found an entire selection of beautiful forest-y quarter yards from Keepsake Quilting, still in its plastic sleeve, totally forgotten. I used what I had for the most part, except for needing more of the cornerstone fabric. The 9-inch blocks were posted previously.
And I had also mentioned that for the first time, all the strips (except a few strays) were cut on the length of the fabric. (Ya know, just like we've been instructed to do, but don't?) In other words, if I needed 5 and 1/2 inch strip, I cut an entire WOF of fabric (or whatever I had) at 5 and 1/2 inches, then did the individual 1 and 1/2 inch width strips from that WOF. The result is a great improvement in accuracy and stability, and those annoying odd puckers do not show up when pressing, except for those few strays which I now wish I had't used.
My border option is still sloshing in my brain, but I'm going to carry out the cornerstone thing into the border ... I think.