Monday, February 25, 2013

Last of The red bundle . . .

So once I finished Tickled Red, I still had the majority of my red bundle left to play with, so I made 18 more of my 3 inch mini churn dash blocks.


I now have a total of 40.

Cathy, at Quilting on Main St, recently blogged about a pineapple quilt she just got back from the quilter.  She went with a great combination of French General fabric so naturally I loved it.   Then Nicole, at Sisters Choice, caught the pineapple quilt bug, dug out all her French General reds, pinks, and background fabric and made this inspiration block.  It finishes at 12 inches.  Nicole plans to  use the same ruler Cathy used to make her blocks, the Possibilities Pineapple ruler.  




Well I've been wanting to make a pineapple quilt for forever, and since I'm currently working with French General fabric I thought I would use what's left of my red bundle and go with a scrappy red and cream pineapple quilt instead.  Here's my inspiration block.



I'm going to paper piece my blocks, and go a little smaller, this block is 6 1/2 inches.  I'm planning to make 100 of them and for this to be another little side project this year.


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16 comments:

  1. Have to say that you amaze me Thelma.....I am still working on my project and just getting settled to start a new one and you are into many and making great progress. I do love those reds and see where I need more of that collection as I am going to run out quick. Love your pineapple and looks very complicated.
    Gail

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  2. They all look fabulous!!! I look forward to watching them grow over the coming weeks/months :)

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  3. I'm just happy that you are still working with red - I can't get enough! Such cute little churn dash blocks, and what is not to love about those pineapples!?

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  4. Your pineapple blocks is sweet - love the creams and whites. I'll enjoy watching your progress. Have fun.

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  5. I love your little pineapple block. Did you draw the foundation paper yourself or find them printed somewhere. I'd like to make a smaller quilt this way.

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  6. You crack me up -- about 100 of them, just a little side project. My gosh woman do you ever sleep?

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  7. I adore all of your red blocks. There is something about a red and white quilt that just makes me smile. I too have wanted to make a Pineapple quilt, especially after I saw the one in Bonnie Hunter's book. I guess it wouldn't be too bad if you did a few blocks a week, otherwise I would crash and burn.

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  8. Those adorable little churndash blocks just make me smile! ...and I love the gorgeous reds in the pineapple blocks.

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  9. I'm loving all of these pineapple blocks. I just told Nicole that I bought that same ruler ten days ago. Funny! And your churn dashes are nice, too.

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  10. Those tiny Churn Dash blocks are so cute and the Pineapple block is gorgeous. Love red and white. Can't believe you are making all of these alongside other projects..... WOW! Is there a medal for that! ;o)

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  11. Thelma, your churn dash blocks are wonderful. And I am really looking forward to seeing more red pineapples!

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  12. Giving you a big thumbs up and pouty lip at the same time.... last red post??? Can it be?? Thumbs up on those cute, cute churn dashes though - 3 1/2"?? Dang, girlfriend!! and 100 red pineapple blocks, I doubt this will be the last red post - hee heee!!! I have to go see if that's the name of the pineapple ruler I have......... and I'll bet you'll have a tiny scrap to make a few yo-yos for your vase - crackin' up!!

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  13. Nice! I've wanted a pineapple quilt, too; and Nicole's really got me thinking. And now yours, too!

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  14. So you have another little side project! Love it and especially love those adorable churn dash blocks.

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  15. Love both of your projects, especially the fact that they are small blocks - it takes a little longer but is oh so worth it.

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