Thursday, December 15, 2005

Back to the Pineapples

I worked on the scrappy pineapple blossom quilt today -- even took pictures. They're in the camera which is still upstairs and I'm too lazy to run up and bring it down, so I'll upload a picture tomorrow!
I have finished the blocks -- they'll be 6 across by 7 down. I hope to get them sewn together tomorrow and have pulled two fabrics for an inner border and the outer border. I'm pleased with the way it's coming together, except for one thing.
I love Miss Bonnie's idea of putting the needle over one notch to sew the second line on the scrap triangles before trimming, but for those of us that have short-term memory problems, there should be an alarm that sounds when we go back to sewing the next strips on the block! I have forgotten about half the time to set the needle back and it makes a difference in the final block size. I do not frog stitch unnecessarily, so will trim the blocks to size and hope it doesn't show! It's a scrap quilt, right?! LOL


Tracey said...

Can't wait to see the pics!! And don't feel bad...I think we all have the forgetful brain thing. ;o)

Laurie said...

I call it a brain fart!!! And as Tracey said, we've all BTDT! I never move my needle though for that reason. I just stitch 1/2" from the first stitching line before trimming...that of course is if i remember to do that! LOL

I'm anxious to see the quilt since that is most likely my next project: the pineapple blossom!

Laurie Ann said...

I am sure I would do the same thing. I can't wait to see the pictures. I want to try the pineapple blossom with all my leftover flannel backing fabric.