Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twenty-Two PP Pineapple Blocks, On Point


This is not speed sewing! 22 made so far, and in this photo, I set them on point. I have no idea how many are needed nor for what purpose. Oops, photos is a bit crooked. These finish at 6 inches.

The corners are kinda drab. mmm maybe some bright quick corners? I'm brightening up the blocks themselves with pale yellow, blue, green, melon -- the needed some 'sparkle.' The centers are alternate red or dark.

10 comments:

julieQ said...

Those are awesome!! I like the colors!!

grendelskin said...

They're just gorgeous!

Vivian said...

Twenty-two pineapple blocks on the wall,
Twenty-two pineapple blocks,
Take some strips and piece 'em up quick,
then there'll be twenty-three pineapple blocks on the wall!

The start of another great one Elaine! Are you foundation piecing these? If so, I can relate to it being slow going. I have a 30's repro one with hexagon shaped pineapples from eight years ago(!) that I could never get into the groove on because foundationing them is so tedious.

I did purchase the Possiblilites Pineapple ruler -- it works great and is faster than using foundations but doesn't work with the hexagon pineapples only the traditonal square ones like yours.

Can't wait to see how this one finishes!!

Elaine Adair said...

To Becky - I cannot respond to you - your message came as No-Reply.

Elaine Adair

LC said...

Wow, they move! You are doing a great job of these.

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow, those are awesome. Paper pieced? I love the colors. They sparkle.

The Quilting Pirate said...

WOW Elaine! 6" really?? I can see why it's taking you some time...are you paper piecing these? They look great on point - are you just using up scraps for this project?

Angie said...

They really do sparkle, you know, Elaine? :D They are beautiful! I've NEVER paper-pieced. I do have the Pineapple Ruler, but again, haven't used it. :/ I love the pineapple block and every time I see one working on one I want to try it too. Someday, right? :D Happy Holidays!

Mama Koch said...

They finish at 6"? Are you nuts?

Bonnie said...

Wonderful blocks Elaine! I can't remember if you are paper piecing or not. It took me forever to finish my 9 blocks so I'm sure you are being very dedicated to this project. Way to go! Love the ditty!