May 15, 2010

Bad Kim

I've been a little absent lately.  Way too many things going on all at once.  Finishing a new book, starting a new job (same firm, different position), visiting my mother and my mother-in-law, and slowly getting around to doing a little yard work.  This kind of yard work:

   
I've managed to squeeze in a few minutes for sewing.  My friend Karen asked me if I wanted to make a pineapple quilt.  I said, "Sure, whatever."  Only Karen thinks I said, "Yippee!  I've always wanted to make a pineapple quilt!  Can we start today?!"  (Okay, so Karen's recollection is a little more accurate.)  And now I'm knee-deep in brightly-colored strips.


Karen and I have been sharing strips since neither of us have tons of bright fabrics.   This is my first and only block, but I'm hoping to find a little free time soon.   Fingers crossed.

Hope all of you are doing well.  I'll be by to visit soon!

Kim

30 comments:

*karendianne. said...

By golly gosh darn happy to hear from you, Kim! As another Karen I have to say I do think it's most likely you said: "Yippee! I've always wanted to make a pineapple quilt! Can we start today?!" because that's what us Karen's tend to do. We're very yippee! yahooie! type people.

And this block is absolutely Yippee! Love it. Can't wait for you to have more time to whip out a few more. :)

Yours Truly as another Karen. *karendianne.

Quilt Hollow said...

Cool and fun! Isn't it great working with something fun and different from the norm? Love it!! Oh...glad to see you blogging!!

Carol said...

What a wonderful block......very, very happy. That's going to be a dynamite quilt.

Ren said...

Listen if you and Karen want to come over and do yard work, I have plenty. OH! You said pineapple blocks...that's not what Karen said.
LOL Love the block miss seeing you. When is the new book coming out?

Lynn said...

I admire pineapple quilts, but I'm not sure that I have what it takes to make one. Your block is really pretty. I hope it has some more to join it soon. If you need bright scraps let me know. I might have a few.

Suzanne said...

WOW, your block is gorgeous! I have never made a pineapple quilt before - I just might have to now. Is the ruler in the picture to help you with pineapple blocks? If so, what kind is it? I love gadgets and rulers that make quilting easier and more precise. I can't wait to see more of your blocks - and a new book. Good things are coming!

Darlene said...

Well, there you are!!!! I figured you were busy, busy, busy!!!!

Sweet block - can't wait to see more!

Vivian said...

I like your pineapple block. I have all the supplies I need (a couple books and a ruler that looks suspiciously like yours) but haven't started one yet. I like the brights you're using.
Welcome back, and I'm looking forward to your new book!

Stephanie said...

Yard work should consist of planting pretty flowers don't you think? Love the happy pineapple block. Is that a new blog banner? I love it.

call me crazy said...

Welcome back! Very cute block!~ I've always wanted to make a pineapple too, but haven't.. I think I may own the ruler too. :-o Good luck with the yard work~ looks labor intensive to me. ;-)

Dianne said...

wow that block looks so fun! it will be amazing to see a bunch of those all put together!

Irishgirlsews said...

Your pineapple block is beautiful, I recongnize lots of Kaffe Fasset, a great place to use lots of brights.
Wendy

A Quilter Awakens said...

Fun, fun, fun mixed in with the work! That's what I call a balanced life. I love that block. Karmen

Karen said...

I'd like to defend myself :)!! You did tell me once that we "needed" to do a pineapple quilt. At least with this project there aren't any deadlines!! I guarantee - you are going to have fun and you're going to love it when we're finished!

Allyson said...

What a fun, bright pineapple block! I've always wanted to make a miniature pineapple quilt. I really love the scrappy look of them. Can't wait to see more.

Kim said...

This may be one of your favorite quilts once it's done. This block looks fresh and inviting. So far so good, so go for it! :-D

Trudi said...

Pretty block! Hope the other 'blocks' don't take over!

Denise in PA said...

Love the first block! Keep on going!

SueR said...

Life happens. Welcome back. Love those Kaffe Fassetts. Inspires me to dig out my Pineapple UFO.

Anonymous said...

I love pineapple quilts and also have the same ruler. Can't figure out for the life of me how to use it though. Care to do a little tutorial?
Please, please, pretty please !!!
Sue K

Becky said...

Thanks for posting a photo of your pineapple block! It provided the inspiration I needed for the scraps from another project. It will be some time before I can begin a new project, but this will work great with my scraps. Take care!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is going to be a happy quilt. I have a red/white and blue pineapple quilt I started years ago. I stopped because I didn't want to tear all that paper off the back. lol I really should put it together. There alot of fun to make.
What are ya doin with that pile of bricks???

Sharon said...

That is a fun block...anxious to see your quilt when you get it together. I've been trying to get my yard work done between rain drops!

Deanna said...

NOT bad Kim, just busy Kim. It happens to all of us. But, for a new book we don't mind.

Karen said...

An exuburant friend for sure. I hope you enjoy making the blocks. I paper piece pineapple blocks. You can make some very interesting designs with them.

Sherri said...

LOve this pineapple block...it's absolutely gorgeous!

Bunny said...

Oh I love your pinapple block it is just amazing and so very colourful. Can't wait to see more blocks.

Dolly said...

Oh, this is going to be gorgeous !

a good yarn said...

It's a terrific start! Ann :-)

John'aLee said...

I can't wait to see this pineapple quilt finished! Love your blog!