Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Pieced Pineapple Blocks, and MQ on R/W/B

Friday, I dashed home after work, full of energy and inspiration, and dove into sewing Pineapple Blocks - little ones - these finish at 6 inches. Paper had not been removed in this photo. What will I do with them? LOL It took me about 40 minutes per block, and after doing 5, (with breaks between) I cleaned up the mess on the floor, then started again on Saturday, then ..., and by Sunday I had 15. Once again, it's just left-over strips. Of course, there is no diminishing of stash amount that I can tell. Guess I'll keep working on more. The turquoise blue perks up the sedate fabrics.

I had gotten bored with machine quilting on this red/white/black quilt and needed a break. But, here is an example of one area I quilted, with a scroll-y design.

11 comments:

Tine said...

Your pineapple blocks are gorgeous! I really like that they are so small, they'll make a beautiful finished project :)

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Love your pineapple blocks. I intend to make a pineapple quilt someday...may have to live to 120 to get it done though. LOL

Nancy said...

Great-looking blocks. Continue making them and you will start to see that stash pile diminish.

~Joan said...

The swirly blocks are great! is the thread gray??

Karen said...

You have made a lot of progress on the pineapple blocks. They are going to look good all sewn together.

Morah said...

OH. My. GOODNESS! This is the one block that I am dying to do but have just been too afraid of the time it takes, ect. Perhaps you'll spur me on!

LC said...

Nice, Elaine. I'm working on a stash-buster too, and from the small size of a dent that it made in my stash, realize that life is going to be way too short --- unless I can get a maid, cook, houseboy, chauffeur, AND a personal shopper. Probably need more energy too... then might make a bigger dent???

Purple Pam said...

Those 6 inch pineapple blocks are great, but so small. I have been making crumb blocks and I agree, my scrap collection has not gone down much that I can see. I eliminated a bag or two of donated scraps, but there are a lot more left! Help!

julieQ said...

Lovely! gorgeous! May I say...you are just the most amazing quilter!!

Ivani said...

The pineapple blocks are looking so good together. It is a good way to use scraps from the year. I need to try this one. The quilting on the red/white/black quilt is awesome.
Hugs - Ivani

Chell said...

The pineapple blocks are marvelous. The skirt turned out beautiful. I am really going to miss you!!