March 27, 2014

I Love Pineapples...

 I love the fruit and the quilt blocks!
 It all began when I learned about this great Creative Grids™ Pineapple 
Trim Tool from my friend, Pam at Crazy Quilters. She kept posting 
blocks on her FaceBook page and saying how easy it was to create the 
blocks using it. I purchased my own tool and set it aside until last night.

When I saw Pam yesterday, she gave me a quickie lesson in its use and
I couldn't wait to try it myself as soon as I got back home from the shop.
Once in the studio, I decided to use some of the batik "Bali Pops" from
my stash. I chose an assortment of blues from Hoffman and then picked 
an appropriate pineapple-yellow batik as the focus fabric. I was anxious to
create my first block, so I started sewing while Handsome was at rehearsal.
This block was my very first effort and there will be many to follow.
Each block will feature a light batik and various blue batiks from the
same Bali Pop assortment, but all of them will feature the same 
cheerful yellow. This tool really helps create a block that looks much
more difficult than it really is. I'll have to thank Pam next time I see her!

 I'll be playing in the studio today if anyone is looking for me.

9 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said...

I've always thought those blocks looked so awesome, yet complicated. Your block looks great and I am really looking forward to seeing more!!

Leeanne said...

Donna, i love your Pineapple block too! Very crisp & clean lines.

Minimiss said...

I've always been impressed by pineapple blocks. I too will get to this one one day.

Gloria M said...

Donna, this is just beautiful. Your color choices are amazing. Anxious to see more of this beauty. Have a good day in the studio...

Createology said...

Oh the things I could learn from you! Your fabrics and colors you have chosen are beautiful for this pineapple block. I have never seen this tool and certainly have no idea how you create with it. Blissful Studio Time Dear...

carolg said...

Gorgeous. I just read a tutorial on foundation paper piecing pineapples. The preprinted foundation pieces were $1 apiece which seems like a lot. In my non-existent free time, I think I'll give this ruler a shot. But it's like number eleventy -nine on the to do list. Have a great weekend!

Lesley said...

Love your pineapple! Thanks for explaining the tool...very interesting!

CathieJ said...

Gorgeous block. I love the black, white and yellow. I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt.

hungryhippie said...

I am well impressed! Pineapple blocks!!!!! :D


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