Tuesday, January 04, 2011
63 Pineapple Blocks - DONE
OK, paper piecing IS messy. I let it all go to the floor, and don't worry about the mess, then vacuum each evening.
I only used what was in the strip box - and I wasn't particular with my choices - they only had to be very light, and very dark.
My machine has an auto thread cutter and then I can just start another seam - there is no fiddling with the threads, they don't get jammed, I don't have to pull out a few inches to keep it from tangling. Between my knee lift, auto thread cutter and then just starting on the next sewing, this paper-piecing goes fairly quickly. I don't know if I'd like paper piecing without these gadgets!
Here's the beginning of the last block!
Because many of my blocks were so scrappy, the larger corners did not always look so good next to one another, and I wanted some way to coordinate all the different fabrics. I used a same rust and mossy green on the corners, alternating them.
Look at the improvement! I cut those little quick corners at 1.5 inches.
Most of the rows are together and I'm letting the whole top 'cook' while I come up with a good border.