Sunday, December 04, 2005

More Pineapple Blocks


I've been busy playing with fabric lately. Also started a Dear Jane just because. I'm planning on doing it all by hand, but we'll see -- have the first one almost done. Bought muslin for the backgrounds and will use scraps of course for the rest!
Also bought some bright Christmas fabrics yesterday. I think seeing all of Finn's great Christmas quilts inspired me -- I'm really running low on Christmas fabric scraps and these were calling my name in the quilt shop! I'm toying with doing a planned Pineapple Blossom quilt with them! We'll see....

Speaking of Pineapple Blossom, I've now made 16 blocks --couldn't decide how big I was going to make this quilt, thought maybe 16 blocks and a good border will make a nice size table cover or throw for the back of the loveseat, but they are so much fun to make, I just might make some more for a bigger throw. I have a whole pile of 2" strips just waiting on the sewing table for me to decide!

11 comments :

Nancy said...

The more I see these pineapple blossom blocks the more I want to get started on mine. But I have several things going right now that have to be finished first so I guess I'll have to wait a little while longer.

JudyL said...

A Dear Jane by hand? Aren't you the patient one?

I love those pineapple blossoms. Can't wait to see your finished quilt with those.

Judy L.

Laurie said...

Joanne,
I am SO into that pineapple blossom...I'm thinking it's a quilt in my near future! Thanks for sharing!
Laurie

Finn said...

Oh Joanne, they look wonderful..I think I'd make more also, especially if the strips are already cut!

And what great new christmas fabrics. I like the idea of a planned blossoms. Isn't it a fun pattern to sew up???

Bonnie said...

Wow!! The Pineapple blossoms look great!! I hope it's okay with you if I link your pic to my website for the quilt directions!

Bonnie

Carolyn said...

Your pineapple blocks look awesome...definitely a project I need to add to my list! Dear Jane is already on there and started, twice. I didn't like the first one that much, so started over. Haven't made much progress! Good luck with yours!

Tracey said...

Oh Joanne, your pics just gave me the urge to run to my quilt shop and buy some Christmas fabrics! I have *so* very little of them. Your blocks are beautiful...and a big cheer for starting a Jane quilt!! I am so happy that I did one...now if I could just get myself back to quilting it.

Laurie Ann said...

Can't wait to try that pineapple blossom quilt. I am going to try it with flannel. Just need to decide if I will use plain light or a variety of lights for the "light" fabric.

Sharon said...

I am so happy to see some Christmas fabrics in SOMEONE else's stash and not mine. Thanks for sharing them, maybe that will keep me from buying some. And the more I see those pineapples, the more I want some too!

Dawn said...

That xmas fabric is just too cute! I'm glad this post had a closer up pic of it! It is so cute!

Holly said...

Your pineapple blossoms look great! I like the Christmas fabric ones, too. I'm going to have to make one one of these days.