Friday, July 15, 2005

New Project



I started a new project while at my Twisted Stitcher group. It will be a pineapple quilt. When finished, it will be about 13" square. It's hard to get an idea from this one block, but there will be gradation of pineapple blocks throughout the piece. The fabrics are hand dyes. Each block is 2" I think the planning for it took longer than making a block. Each block has 45 pieces, I had to number a color correctly on each paper piece pattern. There can be up to 5 different fabrics in a block. It is a challenge, but what fun would it be if it wasn't? I DID prewash all of my fabrics again, after the disaster of bleeding fabrics on the flying geese quilt that it took me MONTHS to piece.

1 comment:

Debra Spincic said...

Back in the 90s I took a pineapple class from Pepper Cory & still have her typewritten notes. It was a great idea and I have always wanted to pursue one but doing it with hand dyed fabrics instead of scraps sounds absolutely scrumptious! This quilt will be stunning, for sure. It may even inspire me to revisit the idea. Are you machine sewing? Pepper did/does hers by hand as "pick me up project blocks" and I think they go quickly.