June 20, 2010

Pineapple Progress

I was able to play in my room for a short while this weekend.  I'm not sure where the time goes, but I haven't been able to do a lot of sewing lately.  Today I made another pineapple block.  That probably doesn't sound like progress to you, but my new goal is to make two or three blocks every month.  At least that's my goal today.  As you know, I have a short attention span.  Very short.
The blocks are looking a little muddy.  After looking at a black and white picture of the blocks, it looks like I'll need to work on the contrast a little more. 
Karen and I began making Pineapple blocks at the same time.  After we each made our first block, we were afraid we had jumped in over our heads.  We even discussed making giant potholders from the existing blocks and pretending like it never happened.  "What Pineapple blocks?"  Right after that conversation, I found this pattern by Debra Roberts in the August 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.
Pretty, huh?  Since I had all my bright fabrics handy from making the Pineapple blocks, I had to try this one using some of my scraps. 
Now what was I saying?  Oh, right.  Short attention span.

Have a great week!
Kim

27 comments:

Barb said...

Don't feel lonely in that short attention span room...I think I am there with you.

Love your pineapple blocks.

Exuberant Color said...

The pineapple blocks aren't muddy, they are scrappy. As the mediums get mixed in it isn't a black/white type contrast but a softer one instead. I have some pineapple blocks started too. I'm having a hard time going back to them.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Busy doesn't even describe the past two weeks and it isn't going to get any better and you know why. I'm going to be using the telephone this week.

Pat

Quilt Hollow said...

You may have been writing about me and not yourself. Ever walk into a room and say to yourself "why am I here?"
Your blocks look great scrappy but the middle coming together of the blocks does look planned. Did you plan for the same colors to meet? You sure make fun blocks and have great fabrics!

bettyp said...

I love pineapple blocks and I think yours do look great ,just keep making them !!

Sharon said...

Your blocks are great! I like the idea of seeing them in B&W...need to remember that trick in the future. And I know what you mean about short attention span...me too! I can't seem to work on just one project at a time.

Karen said...

You're making me look bad, don't get too far ahead of me LOL. The pineapples look wonderful!! Really. I'm going to go back to mine soon. And those little blocks just make me smile :). Maybe doing two blocks at once will keep you from getting bored. (Love the new header!)

Darlene said...

Love the pineapple blocks - if you don't like them just send them to me. Wait I do need one more so get busy and then send them to me. LOL

I'm quite smitten with your scrappy blocks from the pattern in the magazine. Very cute.

Laura said...

I love your pineapple blocks and don't think they look muddy at all! I'm attention span challenged over here too. Maybe that's why the pineapple quilt I started ahem, 6 or 7 years ago, doesn't even have one block completed. Maybe I should try your approach of one or two blocks a month.

Vicki said...

I love your pineapple blocks and think the colours all look really good....certainly got my attention :) I hope you keep at them and make lots to put together to make a quilt....will look stunning :)

kimmie's quilt's said...

I too seen that quilt in the American Patchwork and Quilting and knew i just had to make one. Im saving up some scraps of some special fabric to have one done hopefully by Christmas, it can be done right? Ooooo look something shiney!!!

QuiltSue said...

I love the new blocks you're doing. Funnily enough I am planning something similar as my next project but I think the pineapples look good too.

Lori said...

I love both of your projects. After seeing the b&w photo I agree that maybe more contrast is necessary.
Such fun happy colors you are working with!!

Karen said...

I like to paper piece pineapple blocks. Are you using a ruler?

Sharon said...

They look pretty great to me. I love the brights you are using. The Pineapple block is on my bucket list, I have the book, the ruler, just not the time!

Ginger Patches said...

You're too funny :) I LOVE your pineapple blocks! I have the ruler...it's been on my "to make" list for a LONG time. I'm a just a wee bit afraid lol!!! Those bright blocks are very cute!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

I love your pineapple blocks and I think they are just right~ I will never make this quilt so I will enjoy yours~lol! I am a big fan of your Moms quilt~magnificent!!
Your blog is so pretty~
♥E.

MamaT said...

Sounds like me. I've started 3 new projects in the last few days. My favorite part--starting.

Nicole said...

I have always been so intimidated by pineapple blocks. I think you are wise to not rush the process of making them, and just do a couple every now and then. It will be so beautiful when the quilt is done.

threadtales said...

We must have similar tastes, Kim...I bookmarked the quilt by Debra Roberts as well...of course I haven't started on it yet...

belinda said...

Oh wow!! I have always wanted to make one of these...as far as I'm concerned it looks pretty good!!!

Sherri said...

Love everything...and what a terrific idea to use a black and white photo to check contrast!

randi said...

very nice! i am super impressed!

Carrie P. said...

I have made one of those pineapple blocks before and they do take a while so you are doing great. I made the one to go in a charity quilt that a group of us were making. Great way to use those scraps.

a good yarn said...

Gosh Kim, I like both sets of blocks. The pineapple ones are wonderfully scrappy. Short attention span...not all all. Simply the creative process in action! Cheers, Ann :-)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Your pinneapple blocks are LOVELY!!!! they look fantastic!! love that scrappy goodness!

ayumills said...

I like your pineapple blocks and the quilt in the book looks beautiful too ;)