Wednesday, July 29, 2015

pineapple party

It's a party with my multicolored scraps today!  These babies don't get out much because their multicolored personalities tend to be larger than life.  They don't always play well with others.  But, today, they are out in force partnering with quiet types to make pineapple blocks!

pineapple party

First I separated my multicolored scraps into saturated (left), low volume (right) and too-middle-of-the-road-to-use (above).  I also grabbed my basket of white/cream scraps.

pineapple party

This is my first time making pineapple blocks.  I'm following Amanda Jean's tutorial, but using triangle scraps, rather than squares cut in half, to get started. 

pineapple party

After the first few steps, they look like square-in-square blocks...

pineapple party

But more layers and trimmings bring out the pineapple.  Yay!

Folks, these blocks are Time Consuming.  But I like it.  And the scraps are happy.


17 comments:

  1. Amazing, Rachel! I just love it!

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  2. Oh, that's some scrappy goodness, that is! You did a great job on the sorting to get the best contrast, which really makes the blocks sing! Nicely done. :)

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  3. Yes that does look time consuming, but I'm willing to bet that the end result will be worth it :)

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  4. Such fabulous little blocks! So scrappy so good :) I'll have to give them a go one day, I have a box of little scraps I'd thought the only thing to do would be a crazy patchwork but this would be more up my ally!!

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  5. Happy, happy scraps! Love your little blocks and I think I should work with my scraps more. Thanks for the idea:-)

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  6. These are going to be fun to watch.

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  7. Your blocks look wonderful. I predict there will be a boom in pineapple quilts this fall :-)

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  8. Looking forward to seeing your pineapple party grow. Hooray! for happy scraps.

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  9. Loving the pineapple goodness and the pile of saturated fabrics.

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  10. I saw this last night just before I crashed into bed. What a sweet and happy blocks.
    I should make a zillion of these. As always, you are very encouraging.
    The time consuming part for me would be raking through scrap mountain in the upstairs bed room.
    That is something I need to do. I love your blocks!!!
    Happy Thursday!

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  11. I agree. The scraps are happy and full of colors and positive energy! Thank you for inspiration! Jolana

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  12. So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. They do look happy :)
    I'm trying to think of what they would work for besides the normal quilt, zipper pouch...... what about a softie cube with a bell inside! It would be perfect for tummy time because unlike a ball it won't roll too far out of reach.
    Your work always inspires me!

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    1. They really would look great as cubes! They have such an interesting pattern. I am planning to make a mini quilt!

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  14. It's wonderful how the large prints work so well in this block.

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  15. Pretty patchwork in progress here! Love the pineapple block pattern. Great idea to start with triangles.

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