(I am almost over my Washing Machine Rant (previous post), feeling almost recovered from feeling like an ignorant fool for getting cheated by the industry, and EPA. I just hope the next person considering a washing machine will be informed.)
Here is my finished Pineapple top - this is the second Pineapple I've done in last few months - OK, I'm obsessed! Note there are 2 separate blocks in this version. Contrary to general opinion, this is NOT a difficult block at all, IF you use one of the wonderful rulers available. The border was 3 separate strips, each one slightly wider, resulting in corners that look like an extension of the blocks. It's 72" x 80". Tomorrow, off to my LQS for batting.
If the centers are all light, the entire quilt has a lighter appearance. I LOVE the spool-like features at the corners.
I've used this border on another Pineapple quilt (below, years old, and PP'ed) - it seems exactly what was needed for a border.
New subject -- below is a photo of blocks I've saved for years, kinda remembering it came from Bingo Bonnie's blogspot. Thank you Bingo Bonnie for this inspiration! I've lost track of her blog - but I STILL love this block. She calls it My Blue Heaven, not to be confused with Quiltville version of the same name, but slightly different. It's on my To-Do list -- isn't it the perfect scrap project? I have several baskets of 2 1/2 in. HSTs, knowing I can use them ... soon I hope.